Letters Of Recommendation

"From the moment you made your grand entrance you captivated the audience.  Our guests thoroughly enjoyed your humorous and energetic performance.  You have perfected it well and we continue to hear positive comments about the evening.  Thanks for being such an easy keeper. As Director of Public Programs for the museum, I deal with many performers, actors, musicians, etc. and I have to say you are one of the easiest performers to deal with.  Thank you for making my job a little easier.  I hope I get the pleasure of working with you again in the near future."
Michelle Worden
Director Of Public Programs
Genesee Country Village & Museum

"Thank you for your great presentation at The Fox!  Your Mark Twain Live! was enjoyed by all!  Mark Twain was an amazing character and you made him come to life for our audience.  Thank you also for being a professional who was delight to work with.  You made scheduling and all of our arrangements so easy.  And you were very accessible to our local media, which always helps with the success of any performance.  We'd love to have you back again."
Marcia Mortensson
Executive Director Visalia Fox Theatre

"Dear Michael, as you know, I,  at one time held the dramatic rights to the life of Mark Twain and wrote the screen play,  "The Adventures of  Mark Twain", produced by Warner Brothers with Frederick March in the role of Twain.  Imagine my delight at seeing your remarkable performance in your one-man presentation at the Ike Murry Dinner Theatre in Little Rock!  I couldn't help but wish that you had played Twain instead of March in the big feature picture.  Your interpretation of America's Great Humorist was all that I visualized Twain to be in real life.  Your every gesture, your intonations, your timing, your facial expressions, your changes of pace, your sensitive handling of the wide range of Twain's humorous and philosophic commentaries made it seem as though Twain himself, had returned to life.  I am sure that every member of the audience was as moved as I was by your performance."
Harold Sherman
Author Of  "The Adventures Of Mark Twain"
Mountain View,  Arkansas

"Thank you one more time for the outstanding performance in Chautauqua.  You would have enjoyed the afterglow of the evening as many of the conference guests sat on the porch in the moonlight  recounting the stories and presentation Mark Twain delivered so delightfully.  It was fulfilling for me as again I felt pride sharing one of our "hometown celebrities" with colleagues from across the state.  As a first attendee of "Mark Twain Live!" I will not hesitate to take advantage of a repeat performance."
Phyllis Gentner
Director of Volunteer Services At DeGraff Hospital Of  Kaleida Health
Co-Chair Of Developement Conference At The Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua Institution, NY

"Terrific performance!  It was great to have you here at Fredonia Opera House, and I hope the experience was as enjoyable for you as it was for us.  I have had several calls since Saturday with people just effusing praise for your performance...thanks for being part of our opening season."
David Munnel
Executive Director
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House

"We consider your performance an overwhelming success.  LJSL had a wonderful time presenting this event to the city of Lockport and it was well received.  We calculate that there were upwards of 800 in attendance.  We are still collecting the revenues from the outlets.  The city is still talking about it
today and will probably continue to do so for some time to come."
Kim Hurd
Treasurer
Lockport Junior Service League

"Mike proved to be a true professional.  He visited the club in advance and worked with me on all the details including sound, lighting and timing.  As a result, our audience enjoyed a perfect evening...Everyone was well pleased.  I enthusiastically recommend his show as a special treat"
Sue Iudice
Manager
Lancaster Country Club

"Mike Randall's performance of Mark Twain was not only witty and humorous, in true Twain style, but was superb entertainment suitable for all ages.  Randall's poignant portrayal captured the timeless, yet captivating mannerisms of an American milestone figure.  The performance was definitely a recreation done  in a skillful charming way.  MARK TWAIN LIVE: a must see!!!
Richard S. Adle
Assistant Vice President Of Student Life
Hilbert College

"I would like to thank you for your presentation at the 5th Annual Mark Twain Birthday Party and Symposium.   I had heard your portrayal of Twain was very good, but I was not prepared for the absolutely perfect and tremendously humorous performance... please know that the faculty and staff of Niagara University appreciate your contributions to the education and the entertainment of our students."
Nancy E. McGlen
Acting Dean/ Niagara University
College of Arts and Sciences

"Dear Mike, or should I say  'Mr. Twain'?  What a great job you did at the opening of the Mark Twain Exhibit at the Library.  Your performance was superb."
Nancy A. Naples
Erie County Comptroller

"Your performance was fantastic!  It was a very successful event for Lockport Junior Service League and a wonderful event for the community. You are a delight to work with and maybe we'll have an opportunity to work together again.  On behalf of Lockport Junior Service League and myself -
thank you!"
Sue Cassidy
President
Lockport Junior Service League

"You were terrific!  Anyone who missed your presentation at the Central Library on May 12th, missed the best Mark Twain to visit Buffalo in a century.  When we have another special event that lends itself to another appearance by America's first stand-up comic, you'll be the man I call.   Everyone would love to have you visit us again."
Michael Mahaney
Assistant Deputy Director Community Relations
Buffalo & Erie County Library

"Mike Randall's presentation of "Mark Twain Live!" was a delight and played to a packed house at Chautauqua Institution.  Twain once stated that the reports of his death were greatly exaggerated.  Let it be known that the quality of Mike Randall's  portrayal is not greatly exaggerated.  He is terrific!"
Marty Merkley
Director Of Entertainment/ Chautauqua Institution


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