Mike Burstyn - Tomorrow
By Mike Burstyn
Very Good Condition
Mike Burstyn sings his all-time favorite songs.
About the Artist
Born in New York to a famed family of actors, Mike first walked out on stage at the age of three, stole the show from his father and hasnt looked back since. He has enjoyed a unique international career entertaining audiences on stage, screen and television, in nightclubs and on concert stages throughout the world. "The Komediant," a documentary about Mike and his family, won the 1999 Israeli Oscar and is currently being distributed throughout the USA.
Mike is currently co-starring with Valerie Harper in the National tour of "The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife". He recently concluded a year-long National tour garnering rave reviews as Al Jolson in the musical "Jolson.". He won an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination starring as Mike Todd in the Broadway musical "Aint Broadway Grand" and a Drama Desk Award nomination for his portrayal of Mayer Rothschild in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of "The Rothschilds." Mike starred as P.T. Barnum in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical "Barnum" (a role he recreated in the Dutch language production in The Netherlands). Other Broadway credits include "The Megilla" and "Inquest," in which he was hissed and booed eight times a week as Roy Cohn.
Off-Broadway Mike acted as host-narrator for the 92nd Street Ys famous "Lyrics & Lyricists" series, inaugurated City Centers popular Encores series in "Fiorello" and starred in "The Fishkin Touch," in Murray Schisgals "Circus Life" and in the revival of Neil Simons "The Prisoner of Second Avenue."
His recent regional credits include acclaimed portrayals of Tevye in "Fiddler On The Roof" at Salt Lake Citys Pioneer Theatre and at the Westchester Broadway Theatre; as Nathan Detroit in "Guys & Dolls" with Vic Damone; "1040," a new musical by Jerry Bock ("Fiddler On The Roof") and Jerry Sterner ("Other Peoples Money") at the University of Houston; as Kurt Weill in "Berlin To Broadway" at the Coconut Grove Playhouse (Carbonell Award Nomination); "Hatikva," his tribute to Israels 50th Anniversary and the national tour of the Broadway musical "Those Were The Days."
Recent U.S. TV appearances include "As The World Turns," "The Cosby Mysteries," "Law & Order" and HBOs "Dog Watch" with Sam Elliot and Paul Sorvino.
Overseas, Mike has been one of Israels all-time popular stars since settling there with his parents and twin sister, Susan, in 1962. He is the winner of two Israeli "Oscars" for his screen portrayal of Kuni Leml, a kind of Israeli Forrest Gump. The Israel Cinematheque saluted his achievements in the Israeli film industry by honoring him at a special ceremony in 1997. Over the past decades he has had several successful television shows and been a recording artist for CBS Israel.
From 1978 to 1981, Mike hosted and starred in his own TV variety show in Holland. "The Mike Burstyn Show" was rated among the ten most popular shows in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Among the many guest artists to make their Dutch television debuts on the show were Mikes friends Ben Vereen and Chita Rivera, who recommended him to the producers of "Barnum." Since then he has divided his time between the US, Holland and Israel.
Among his other numerous achievements: Mike had the honor of performing before President Reagan, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands, and the Presidents and Prime Ministers of Israel; starred in a Royal Variety Show at Londons famed Paladium; and as a soldier in the Israel Defence Forces entertained the troops both in peacetime and during three wars, hosting and performing with Danny Kaye on his month-long tour of army bases and hospitals following the Six Day War. He is fluent in and has performed in eight languages.
Mikes father, Pesach, was one of the great stars of the Yiddish theatre. His biography, "What A Life," will soon be published by Syracuse University Press.
Mikes mother, Lillian Lux, is still active in the Yiddish theatre world after having partnered her late husband on and off stage for nearl
1 Isn't She Lovely
2 Send in the Clowns
3 They're Playing Our Song
4 I Write the Songs
7 I Go to Rio
8 The Streets of London
9 When I Walk Down the Street
10 I Believe in Music
- Audio CD (October 1, 2002)
- Original Release Date: September 20, 2002
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Kit Productions, Ltd.
- ASIN: B00006NSWR