This week, Ira spoke with Impressionist Rick Michel.
Rick Michel, who will be performing “Sinatra Forever starring Rick Michel” with his 24-piece orchestra at the M Resort on Saturday, February 23rd, has been a master impressionist for more than thirty years. He has shared the stage with Rich Little, Mickey Rooney, John Byner and Sherman Hemsley, among others, and entertained celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, President Gerald Ford, Tony Curtis and Steve Allen.
A memorable highlight of Michel’s career came when he performed his impression of Bob Hope for the comedic icon himself, at the Bob Hope Celebrity Golf Classic in Palm Springs. Other career highlights included appearances in an episode of “Baywatch,” America’s Funniest People” and the “Larry King Show.”
Performing in Las Vegas since 1981, Michel has been up one end of the Strip to the other. From the Stratosphere Hotel to the Tropicana Hotel, Michel has enjoyed Las Vegas being home as well as his work place.