2019 INTERNATIONAL SANTA CLAUS HALL OF FAME
*** Santa Claus actor, public speaker and presenter with stage and on-camera experience
- Over 50 years performing as Santa Claus
- Accomplished public speaker with a background in theater and entertainment
- Recognized as "Rhode Island's premier Santa" and a "expert in Santa Claus and Christmas"
- Knighted in the Benevolent Order of the Knights of St. Nicholas in 2015.
- Inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame in 2019
A graduate of the St. Nicholas Institute in Livonia Michigan, the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland Michigan, and the International University of Santa Claus, Michael has been recognized as “Rhode Island’s premier Santa” and an “expert in Santa Claus and all things Christmas”.
Michael has worked as Santa Claus in print and web advertisements, television commercials, and corporate videos. He has appeared on 920WHJJ, 680WRKO, WJAR-10, WLNE-6, WPRI-12, The Rhode Show, WSBE Rhode Island PBS, and has been featured in The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, Providence Monthly Magazine, The Bay Magazine, Hey Rhody Magazine, Newport Mercury Magazine, The Herald News, The Boston Globe, and CNN.
In 2013, Michael was featured in They Wore The Red Suit, a film documentary featuring the rare individuals who have devoted their lives to keeping that magic alive in the world by actually being Santa Claus 365 days a year.
In 2015, Michael was knighted into the Benevolent Order of the Knights of St. Nicholas.
On December 22, 2019, Michael was inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame.