Michael P. Coleman
Intrepid Reporter, Writer, Marketing Professional
I've interviewed and published profiles on an eclectic set of entertainers that reflects my taste in entertainment including Paula Abdul, Gerald Albright, Patti Austin, George Benson, Angela Bofill, Jim Brickman, Karamo Brown, Peabo Bryson, Cedric The Entertainer, Nick Chiles, Deborah Cox, Sarah Dash, Lamont Dozier, Sheena Easton, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kirk Franklin, Kenny G, Larry Gatlin, Gloria Gaynor, Danny Glover, Larnelle Harris, Edwin Hawkins, Tramaine Hawkins, Ernie Isley, Beverly Johnson, Glenn Jones, Montell Jordan, Jayne Kennedy, Stacy Lattisaw, Jenifer Lewis, Melissa Manchester, Johnny Mathis, Audra McDonald, Brian McKnight, Claude McKnight, Terry McMIllan, David Menasche, Wendy Moten, Ann Nesby, Billy Ocean, Jeffrey Osborne, Ray Parker Jr., Dolly Parton, Sandi Patty, Phil Perry, Piff The Magic Dragon, Ruth Pointer, Priscilla Presley, Charlie Pride, Dianne Reeves, Martha Reeves, David Ritz, Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Darius Rucker, don Miguel Ruiz, Seal, Valerie Simpson, Kim Sledge, Damien Sneed, Shaun T, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Keith Thomas, Tye Tribbett, Iyanla Vanzant, Narada Michael Walden, Dionne Warwick, Martha Wash, Jody Watley, Karyn White, Billy Dee Williams, Deniece Williams, Vanessa Williams, BeBe Winans, Carvin Winans, CeCe Winans, and Deborah Joy Winans.
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.
My dream interview? The list changes every day. I'm a curious guy (my dad always called it "nosy").
I've wanted to talk with Stephen King ever since The Stand scared me to death in high school. And Berry Gordy's high on the list.
The ones I missed? I almost got to Trevor Noah, just before he got The Daily Show. I came just short of landing Aretha Franklin, just before her health took a final turn. I would have loved to speak with Michael Masser.
I've published with Jet Magazine, HuffPost, Uptown Magazine, The Hub, Gallo Mag, Funky Town Grooves, Gay Parent Magazine, EUR, and a variety of other online and traditional publications.
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.