Michael Damian Biography
Enjoying crossover success in the worlds of music and theater, Damian captured the starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice’s Broadway production, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. “Joseph..” became the highest grossing revival in L.A. history. Damian continued on to New York where the show succeeded in breaking Broadway’s box office records. He was nominated for a Grammy, for the cast album.
On the music front, Damian recorded his first solo album at the age of 17, which yielded the Top 40 hit, “She Did It.” After releasing two albums in Canada and Europe, Damian’s singing career was launched in the U.S. when his single “Rock On” soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 earning him gold records in the U.S., Canada and Japan. In addition to singing on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Best of Broadway Collection, Damian has released 5 albums and has had 8 top 40 hits including “Was It Nothing At All” which earned him a BMI Songwriting Award. Damian’s new single “Rock On”, the contemporized version, hits the streets February 2009.
After years in front of the camera, Damian moved into the world of directing. In 2005 he formed Riviera Films with his wife Janeen Damian to develop and produce independent films.
Since the company’s founding, Damian has served as director, writer and producer of all the company’s completed feature films, including MOONDANCE ALEXANDER, starring Don Johnson, Kay Panabaker and Lori Loughlin, which won Best Picture at Vienna International and Newport Beach Film Festivals, Best Screenplay at L.A. Femme Film Festival and was awarded five Dove seals from the Dove Foundation. Damian was also writer/director and producer on the crime/comedy HOT TAMALE and will be directing the next installment for the Twentieth Century Fox franchise FLICKA 2 in April 2009.
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He played the role of rock singer Danny Romalotti, on the American daytime soap opera, The Young and The Restless, on the CBS-TV network.
Was cast as Joseph, in the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", in New York City.