Michael Riedel Biography
Michael Riedel is a well-known journalist and theatre critic in the United States who works in broadcasting. He is presently a co-host of “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning,” which airs weekday mornings from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM on 710 WOR in New York City. Since he began writing for the New York Post over 20 years ago, Michael has maintained a career as a controversial and prominent Broadway columnist.
The book “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway” written by Michael was awarded the Markfield Prize for arts writing in 2015. It is generally agreed that it should take the place of William Goldman’s iconic book about Broadway, The Season, which was published in 1967. At the moment, he is conducting research for his second book. Michael’s reputation as a contentious and, at times, feared character in the New York theater industry is mostly due to the fact that he makes fun of Broadway musicals and people in his column. It has been said that the New York press refers to him as “the enfant terrible.”
Michael Riedel Age
He was born on December 24, 1966. He is 56 years old.
Michael Riedel Education
Michael began his academic career by enrolling at Johns Hopkins University; but, after a year there, he decided to attend Columbia University instead. During his tenure at Columbia, he was a member of the theater department and was frequently heard on a radio program that was focused on musical theater. Michael interned for Liz McCann during the summer following his sophomore year on Broadway, while she was staging Les liaisons dangereuses. This internship took place during the summer. In 1989, he received his Bachelor of Arts in History while also being inducted into magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Michael Riedel Family
Michael’s birthday is December 24th, 1966, and he spent his childhood in the town of Geneseo, New York. His mother worked as a librarian at a primary school while his father held the position of athletic director at SUNY Geneseo. At the age of twelve, he became a member of the Young Republicans, and he had always intended to have a career in law and politics. According to his sister, “he was picked on quite a bit for being the small man and the academic,” but he “always used his verbal ability to beat someone at their own game, whether teasing or bullying.”
Michael Riedel Partner| Girlfriend
Since Michael’s ex-girlfriend moved to Los Angeles in 1996, marking the end of a 4-year relationship, he has been living by himself ever since.
Michael Riedel New York Post
Michael has been writing his widely read theater column for the New York Post since 1998. He is widely considered to be the most influential Broadway columnist in the United States. Riedel is the author of “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway,” which was a bestseller in The New York Times, and he co-hosted the show “Theater Talk” on PBS-TV for a period of twenty-four years.
Imus in the Morning has welcomed Riedel on a consistent basis ever since the year 2011. His background in radio also includes work for National Public Radio and the BBC, as well as guest hosting for Mark Simone at WOR. Alongside Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, and Anjelica Huston, he also as himself in multiple episodes of the NBC television series Smash, which is set in the Broadway theater world.
After receiving his degree from Columbia University, Michael worked as the Managing Editor of the now-defunct magazine TheaterWeek. During his tenure there, he made it his mission to elevate the magazine’s literary standing by recruiting prominent figures in the theater industry, such as critic Eric Bentley, to contribute articles. In 1993, he was given a position as a gossip columnist for The Daily News. Shortly thereafter, he began writing his now-famous column, in which he reports the most recent news and rumor pertaining to the Broadway theater industry.
Len Berman And Michael Riedel In The Morning
Michael is one of the co-hosts of “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning,” which airs weekday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. on 710 WOR in New York City. Riedel and Berman offer listeners in the tristate area a variety show that lasts for four hours and highlights the most significant events that occurred in New York City that day. The show covers a wide range of topics, such as local news, entertainment, humor, political stories, and interviews with newsmakers and celebrities.
Michael was referred to as a “Napoleonic little Nazi” in the first episode of the NBC musical drama Smash, which aired on February 6, 2012, because of his infamous reputation as a theater columnist. This episode aired on February 6, 2012. In later episodes, such as “Hell on Earth,” “The Fallout,” and “The Nominations,” he made brief appearances as himself in cameo roles. In addition, he was a frequent guest on the programs “Imus in the Morning,” “The Mark Simone Show,” “The Mike Gallagher Show,” and “Red Eye.
Michael Riedel Theater Talk
Over the course of the past few months, the majority of Michael’s essays have made it abundantly plain that he has a venomous scorn for Hamilton. I’m not suggesting that Alexander Hamilton shouldn’t be exempt from criticism of any kind, but his statements appear to be coming from a position that’s a little bit out of touch with reality.
Michael Riedel David Leveaux
When Michael got into a fight with English director David Leveaux in 2005 at the Manhattan theater hotspot Angus McIndoe, he found himself the topic of a significant amount of press coverage. Michael, who subsequently acknowledged to being “tipsy,” attacked David by suggesting that English directors typically damage classic American musicals. David’s response was that English directors sometimes ruin classic American musicals. In spite of the fact that it was widely believed that David had given Michael such a severe blow that the columnist need medical attention, the reality is that Michael was only pushed to the ground and was not hurt in any way.
Michael Riedel Net Worth
His estimated net worth ranges from $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.).
Michael Riedel Salary
His salary ranges between $50k – $80k.