Michael Mangion trained professionally in the performing arts at the London Studio Centre (many moons ago). His performance experience includes the (UK) National Student’s Theatre’s production of Sweet Charity at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and thirteen years as a leading member of the London Gay Men’s Chorus (LGMC) for which he created, wrote and hosted shows and performed in numerous West End and UK theatres as well as major concert venues in the US, Ireland, Italy, France, Poland and Spain. He was also part of Far From Kansas, the cabaret group of the LGMC which performed regularly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in concerts and events around the UK. UK television appearances include The Graham Norton Show, The Ruby Wax Show, TFI Friday (with Chris Evans) and Comic Relief. Since returning to Malta, Michael has taken part in numerous productions including The Winter’s Tale (Camillo), Calendar Girls (Liam), the musical Legally Blonde, Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming (Teddy), Much Ado about Nothing (Don John), The Merchant of Venice (Antonio), The Great Big Radio Show (Professor Zannenberg), Pinocchio the Panto (Fox), Romeo and Juliet (Prince Escalus), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Scanlon), the Maltese production of Oscar (Oscar Wilde), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Mr. Perry) and Unbelieve-it the panto (Child Catcher). In 2012 Michael won Best Director and Best Production in MADC’s one-act play festival for The Fourth Wall which he also wrote. He then directed Isabel Warrington in Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine at the MADC Clubrooms and Alexi Kaye Cambell’s The Pride at St. James Cavalier in which he also played the three cameo roles of the Man, Peter and the Doctor.