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Michael Feinstein Net Worth

Michael Feinstein Net Worth is
$10 Million

Michael Feinstein Biography

Michael Jay Feinstein was born on 7 September 1956, in Columbus, Ohio USA, and is a pianist, singer and music revivalist, best known for being the archivist of the repertoire called the Great American Songbook. He is also a recording artist nominated five times for Grammy Awards, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Michael Feinstein? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He won a Drama Desk Special Award for his work on musical theatre songs, and is also the Artistic Director for The Center for the Performing Arts; his endeavors continue, so his wealth should increase.

Michael Feinstein Net Worth $10 million

At five years old, Michael would start learning the piano but struggled since he was more comfortable playing by ear, so his mother took him out of lessons and allowed him to learn his own way. After matriculating from high school, he would start to pursue a career in music.

Feinstein played in local piano bars for two years before moving to Los Angeles when he was 20 years old, where Ira Gershwin hired him to catalogue his large collection of phonograph records; over the next six years, he catalogued and preserved unpublished music of the Gershwins. In 1983, Michael became the musical consultant for the Broadway show entitled “My One and Only”, and started to build up his popularity, becoming well known as a cabaret singer-pianist. His work on the Great American Songbook was also getting attention. He recorded his first CD in 1987 called “Pure Gershwin”, and followed it up with “Remember: Michael Feinstein Sings Irving Berlin”. He then released “Isn’t It Romantic” – a collection of standards – and “Over There”, music from World War I. He also recorded a children’s album called “Pure Imagination” which was released in 1992.

Around this time, Michael started appearing in a series of Broadway shows, before working on a songbook project, collaborating with several composers. Some of his next few releases would include Burton Lane, Jule Styne, and Jerry Herman. In the late 1990s, he released more Gershwin music in albums such as “Nice Work If You Can Get It: Songs by the Gershwins”. The Library of Congress would appoint Michael to be part of the National Recording Preservation Board in 2000, and in 2009 he would become the artistic director of The Center for the Performing Arts. Around the same time, he partnered with Cheyenne Jackson and would create a nightclub act called “The Power of Two”, which gained a lot of critical acclaim.

Feinstein has appeared in several television shows, talk shows, and documentaries; he hosted the radio program “Song Travels with Michael Feinstein” distributed by NPR. In 2012, he was named as the Principal Pops Conductor for the Pasadena POPS and his debut received critical acclaim. He released a memoir called “The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs” about working for Ira Gershwin. One of his latest projects is “Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room”. His contract with the Pasadena POPS has also been extended through 2019.

For his personal life, it is known that Michael married longtime partner Terrence Flannery in 2008. Their wedding was conducted by Judge Judy and the couple have homes in locations including Los Angeles, Indiana and New York.

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Quick Facts

Full NameMichael Feinstein
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 7, 1956
Place Of BirthColumbus, Ohio, United States
Height1.77 m
ProfessionSinger
NationalityAmerican
SpouseTerrence Flannery (m. 2008)
ParentsFlorence Mazie, Edward Feinstein
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/MichaelFeinsteinOfficial/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/michaelfeinstei
MySpacehttps://myspace.com/feinspace
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Feinstein
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/michael-feinstein-mn0000887223
AwardsDrama Desk Special Award, Outer Critics Circle Special Award, Someone to Watch Over Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Won't Send Roses, Nashville, TN, United States
Record LabelsNonesuch/Elektra Records, Concord Records
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song, Someone to Watch Over Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Won't Send Roses, Nashville, TN, United States
MoviesMichael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy (2011), Michael Feinstein & Friends (1991), Get Bruce (1999), Ivana Trump's For Love Alone (1996), Broadway's Best at Pops (2005, musical)
TV ShowsBroadway Shows: “Michael Feinstein in Concert” (1988), “Michael Feinstein in Concert: Isn't It Romantic" (1988), “Michael Feinstein in Concert: Piano and Voice” (1990)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Cousin of Alan Barinholtz, Ike Barinholtz, Jon Barinholtz.
2In 1988, his one-man Broadway show called "Isn't It Romantic: Michael Feinstein in Concert" made him famous.
3Started playing in piano bars right out of high school to support himself
4Member of the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board
5Was introduced to Ira Gershwin through Oscar Levant's widow, June. Michael revered Ira and George Gershwin, and he had an encyclopedic knowledge of the pair's work. Michael recounted many stories he knew about the two during his first meeting with Ira, and he was so impressed with the young man that he made him his assistant for 6 years.
6Has a talent for finding "lost," older songs, and breathing new life into them, thereby preserving great music for future generations.
7Known to many as the "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook." His repertoire as a singer/pianist includes songs by many great American songwriters, such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington and Harry Warren.
8Owns his own nightclub in Manhattan, Feinstein's at the Regency, which is the premier showcase for cabaret performers. Feinstein himself plays a sold-out show there during the holidays every year.
9Started playing piano by ear at age 5. Took piano lessons for a couple of months until his teacher became angered that he wasn't reading the music she gave him to play. Since Michael's mother saw no problem with her son's method, she took him out of lessons and allowed him to enjoy music his own way.
10Father, Edward, used to be a singer and also a sales executive for the Sara Lee Corporation. Mother, Maizie, tap dances semi-professionally.
11Grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to LA when he was 19 (where he met Ira Gershwin)


Quotes

#Quote
1I feel it is important to keep writing and creating more music at a time when we truly need it. Music is healing and significant not only as an art but as a means of creating a transformation.
2I loved the music that my parents listened to rather than what was on the radio at the time. I was very enamored with show music and I listened to a lot of the music that I now perform.
3There's definitely a physical feeling performing with an orchestra because our bodies are made up of vibrations and all music that is acoustically-based resonates with the vibrations of the body. So to be onstage with all those instruments vibrating - the emotional effect is thrilling. It's like a high; a wonderful legal high.
4"The MGM story is just one example of music that's vanishing all the time. We're talking about a unique piece of our cultural history, and for me it's like a death in the family every time we learn that something else has disappeared." (About MGM's 1970 clean-out of priceless film scores, musical manuscripts, and recordings to cut storage costs)
5"I was secretive about what I did, what I listened to. It was clear that my friends - what friends I had - would laugh at me. The fact is, I didn't have many friends." (about his early love of music)
6(About how Michael annoyed his sister because he could duplicate whatever she practiced on the keyboard) "At one point she was practicing "Malaguena" over and over again. As soon as she finished, I could sit down and play the piece, because I had heard it enough times. It used to make her nuts."
7My life is music. It has always been music, and it will always be music.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original SongThe 85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2011)William Schermerhorn


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute2015TV Movie documentary performer: "The More I See You"
Michael Feinstein's American SongbookTV Mini-Series documentary music - 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Too Marvelous for Words"
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2007TV Movie documentary performer: "Give Me The Key" / writer: "Give Me The Key"
7th Heaven2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Les amants du Flore2006TV Movie performer: "Isn't It Romantic ?"
American Masters1999TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Get Bruce1999Documentary music: "Get Bruce!"
Great Performances1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cybill1996TV Series performer - 1 episode
For Love Alone: The Ivana Trump Story1996TV Movie performer: "For Love Alone" / writer: "For Love Alone"
Golden Anniversary1995TV Movie documentary performer: "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills1989performer: "These Foolish Things"
Bright Lights, Big City1988performer: "Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee"
Thirtysomething1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lady in Red1979"Wouldn't It Be Wonderful", uncredited

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Devious Maids2014TV SeriesMichael Feinstein
7th Heaven2006TV SeriesMr. Feinstein
The Closer1998TV SeriesHarry
For Love Alone: The Ivana Trump Story1996TV MovieMichael
This Can't Be Love1994TV MovieThe Piano Player
Thirtysomething1987TV SeriesPianist and Singer
The Two Mrs. Grenvilles1987TV Mini-SeriesPianist

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room2014TV Movie
Soundies: A Musical History Hosted by Michael Feinstein2007TV Movie documentary
Get Bruce1999Documentary
The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters1986

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy2011TV Movie executive producer
Great Performances2003TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Michael Feinstein & Friends1991TV Movie executive producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy2011TV Movie
Michael Feinstein & Friends1991TV Movie written by

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Short Game2013Documentary special thanks
The Magic of Bing Crosby1991Video special thanks
Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente1987TV Movie documentary acknowledgment

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Library of Congress: Gershwin Prize for Popular Song - Billy Joel2015TV MovieHimself
Michael Feinstein New Year's Eve at the Rainbow Room2014TV MovieHimself
American Masters1987-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room2014TV MovieHimself - Host
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker2014DocumentaryHimself
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Homeward Bound Telethon2013TV MovieHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook2010-2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Broadway or Bust2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Box 23, the Myra Janco Daniels Story2012DocumentaryStory Teller
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2011TV MovieHimself
Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert2011TV MovieHimself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2011TV SeriesHimself
Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy2011TV MovieHimself
Better with You2011TV SeriesHimself
The View2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Legendary Bing Crosby2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today2009TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Holiday in Bryant Park2008TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Words and Music by Jerry Herman2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soundies: A Musical History Hosted by Michael Feinstein2007TV Movie documentaryHost
The 2007 Miss America Pageant2007TV MovieHimself - Judge
Astaire and Rogers: Partners in Rhythm2006Video documentaryHimself
That's Kentertainment!2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
79th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz2005Video documentaryHimself
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends2004TV MovieHimself
Great Performances1987-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2002TV SpecialHimself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Evening at Pops2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Melrose Place1999TV SeriesHimself
Get Bruce1999DocumentaryHimself
Caroline in the City1997TV SeriesHimself
Coach1996TV SeriesHimself
Cybill1996TV SeriesHimself
Golden Anniversary1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Feinstein: Sing a Song of Hollywood1995TV MovieHimself
In a New Light '941994TV SpecialHimself
Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl1994TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Vicki!1992-1993TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!1993TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Herman's Head1993TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1992TV MovieHimself
The 39th Annual New Dramatists Benefit1992TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Bob Hope's America: Red, White and Beautiful1992TV SpecialHimself
Michael Feinstein & Friends1991TV MovieHimself
The Magic of Bing Crosby1991VideoHimself
The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special1990TV MovieHimself
Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Michael Feinstein in Concert1989TV MovieHimself
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills1989Himself
The New Hollywood Squares1988-1989TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
It's a Living1989TV SeriesHimself
Santa Barbara1988TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19881988TV SpecialHimself
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration1988TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Party for Joan Collins1987TV SpecialHimself
A Musical Toast: The Stars Shine on Public Television1987TV MovieHimself
Marty and Elayne: Stayin' Alive at the DresdenDocumentary filmingHimself - Singer
Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
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