C. Michael is an Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, and Producer. This ambitious, emerging talent is ready for any undertaking!
Based in New York City, C. Michael (Christopher Michael Lacey) grew up in Carlsbad right outside San Diego California. Performing since the age of three, Chris got his professional start on a TV show for kids with Mc Gruff the (D.A.R.E.) Crime dog. At the young age of 7, Chris saw the TV show FAME, and knew his place was in New York City.
After moving to NYC, Chris exploded onto the Jersey scene rocking audiences in a show entitled RADIOACTIVE at Six flags Great Adventure. As a soloist, he garnered near-rabid fans — who still continue to enthusiastically follow his career. During RADIOACTIVE, Chris received a callback for the TV show POPSTARS 2. According to Grammy award winning Songwriter/Producer David Foster, “Chris, you are an amazing performer,” David Foster explains, “But, due to this specific project (POPSTARS 2) I will not be able to move you any further, although this industry is definitely for you, I do look forward to seeing you in the future.”
C. Michael took that as the green light and began developing songs, quickly joining ASCAP, all while ghostwriting, and Acting in Television and Musical Theatre. He began creating an album with tracks co-written and/or produced by artists such as Don Medina, Kajmir Royale, Jonathan Roland, Agustin Melendez, General Smiley and yes, Michael Jackson! However, he struggled with his sound.
Upon meeting Wolf and Tru (The Producer), Wolf heard C. Michael’s song “Missed out,” a song written after C. Michael found out the passing of his father that he never met. Wolf told C. Michael “You sound too Musical Theater.” So they began working on creating C. Michael’s Pop/Rock sound while they recorded the vocals for “Today” at Atlantic/Warner’s recording studio.
Chris is comfortable behind the microphone as he is on stage in a Broadway Production, or on the set of a Prime/Day Time Television. He has been seen on ALL MY CHILDREN, SEX AND THE CITY, THE DAVE CHAPPELLE SHOW; and on stage in A CHORUS LINE, and Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL.