Michael P. Coleman
Intrepid Reporter, Writer, Marketing Professional
I've interviewed and published profiles on dozens of entertainers including Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Dionne Warwick, Billy Dee Williams, Peabo Bryson, Billy Ocean, Audra McDonald, BeBe Winans, Darius Rucker, Jody Watley, Brian McKnight, Ruth Pointer (of the Pointer Sisters), Kim Sledge (of Sister Sledge), Kirk Franklin, Vanessa Williams, Narada Michael Walden, Karyn White, Dianne Reeves, Phil Perry, Sandi Patty, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Austin, Jayne Kennedy, Kenny G, Ray Parker Jr., Melissa Manchester, Derrick Davis (of The Lion King, The Phantom Of The Opera, etc) Martha Reeves, Montell Jordan, Beverly Johnson, Shaun T, Stacy Lattisaw, Charlie Pride, Deborah Cox, KC & the Sunshine Band, Dolly Parton, Ann Nesby, Glenn Jones, Angela Bofill, Larnelle Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Sarah Dash, Deborah Joy Winans, Jim Brickman, and Tye Tribbett.
My dream interview? I've been fortunate enough to talk to so many of the people who've inspired or uplifted me in some way, and I don't take that opportunity for granted. Among the folks with whom I've not chatted, Viola Davis, Kenny Chesney, Andrea Bocelli, Berry Gordy, and Barry Manilow probably are the top five -- but the list changes every day. I'm a curious guy (my dad always called it "nosy").
I've interviewed authors including don Miguel Ruiz, Terry McMillan, David Menasche, and biographers David Ritz, J. Randy Taraborrelli and Nick Chiles. I still need to talk to Stephen King. I've wanted to ever since The Stand scared me to death in high school.
I've published with jetmagazine.com, HuffPost, Uptown Magazine, sacculturalhub.com, Funky Town Grooves, Gay Parent Magazine, EUR, and a variety of other online and traditional publications.
My corporate clients have included Nielsen, Coca Cola, Blue Shield of California, Broadway Sacramento, Anheuser-Busch, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Schools Financial Credit Union, Uplift Family Services, University of the Pacific, Heritage Community Credit Union, the Crocker Art Museum, The NORCAL Group, the Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Gallo Center for the Performing Arts, the San Francisco Symphony, Sierra Forever Families, and the California State Fair. I've developed marketing campaigns for shops like the Sac Cultural Hub Media Company & Foundation, Adelante Media Group, and The Sacramento Observer.
On top of all of that, I'm almost fluent in english, I'm studying spanish, and I studied french in high school and college.