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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 February 1955Newport News, Virginia, USA
Nicknames Mike
MM
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Maguire was born on February 20, 1955 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Loving (1983), Where the Day Takes You (1991) and Go Fish (2000). He was previously married to Marita Geraghty.

Spouse (1)

Marita Geraghty (? - 2001) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (11)

He originated the role of Enjolras in Les Miserables on Broadway for which he won the 1987 Tony Award.
Originated the role of Enjolras in "Les Misérables" on Broadway for which he won the 1987 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical).
Worked as a stockbroker for many years before his Broadway debut in 1987.
Worked as a troubadour in Colonial Williamsburg as an undergraduate.
Graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
His first solo CD, with conductor Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops entitled "Magical Moments From Great Musicals", has sold over 300,000 copies.
Born and raised in Newport News, Virginia.
In 1987, he was chosen to perform for Queen Elizabeth II in the Royal Variety Show in London.
His first stage role was in 1985 when he landed the starring role in "Tecumseh" in Ohio. The production was so low budget, that he had to live in a tent with three other guys during the entire run.
Has two daughters; Kathleen Rose and Fiona Marie, ages 9 and 11.
Likes to restore craftsman-style homes in his spare time.

Personal Quotes (8)

It's taken me years to be able to show who I am on the stage. And I think the more I am able to do that, the more the audience connects and is drawn into the performance.
The salary [from stockbroking] paid for acting and dancing classes. But four years later, I quit, and two years later, I was in 'Les Miz' and stayed for a year and a half. It all flew. Quickly. I still fit in my original uniform. Over the years, I've been told that I was the epitome of the role, though I don't think I could ever go back to doing it now. But maybe as Valjean?
It's amazing how life comes full circle. Before I hit New York, I was doing concerts - as a strolling troubadour - at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. At that time, I was in grad school, also performing in a restaurant, and singing paid for the schooling.
I was studying to go into theater, but I don't think I'll ever do Wall Street again. There's a part of me that loves to talk about money, but nothing will shorten your life like worrying about money.
I find that singing and acting are totally different skills. Acting as a separate exercise makes me better at doing musicals, when I need to sing. But then again, you get spoiled when the very first musical you do is something like 'Les Miz'. It doesn't get any better, and I can't do a goof ball musical after that.
I rather favor the nice balance in what I'm doing now, just singing with all these great symphonies, and still doing the music I love.
[With a show like Les Miz] You work six days a week, and have two matinée days... You go to bed late, you sleep till 10, you go to work, and you do it all over again tomorrow.
In New York, I'd seen too many actors lead hard-scrabble lives, working as waiters. So I came up with a plan: Make enough money to have the luxury of being able to pick and choose my roles.

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