Cutler Bay Vice Mayor
Michael P. Callahan
Michael is a local native to the Miami area having lived in Cutler Bay since 1977. He attended Centennial Jr. High now Cutler Bay High School and graduated from Miami Southridge Senior High in 1982. While at Southridge Michael was the Silver Night nominee for Theatre and also received the National Speech and Drama award. He continued his theatre education at Webster University and The University of Miami. From 1985-1990 Michael was the Technical Director and Resident Designer for Southwood/ South Center for the arts. During that time he appeared in over 25 stage productions and designed sets and lighting for over 100 productions.
Michael is no stranger to the entertainment business, for he is the great nephew of the world famous radio duo FIBBER McGEE and MOLLY, The late Jim and Marian Jordan whose radio show was heard on NBC from 1935-1959.
Michael’s career has spanned Theatre, Television and Motion Pictures. He has worked on such television productions as The Miss Nautilus Contest, Comic Classics with Will Eisner, Sunshine Cuisine, New Florida, The Nightly Business Report among many others and for 15 years Michael could be seen as one of the hosts for WPBT2’s pledge drives raising money to support educational television.
In 1989 as the Technical Director/Resident Set and Lighting Designer at Actor’s Playhouse Michael’s set for the production of “The Nerd” was submitted for a Carbonell Award also in 1991 Michael was nominated for a local Sun Coast Emmy Award for his set design for the infomercial “New for the 90”s” Color Coat 2000 car wax.
In 1988 Michael along with collaborator Ben Shelfer co-wrote the new musical ‘What Might Have Been” based on the James Stewart movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”. The musical which featured 19 original songs had its world premiere here in Miami.
In 2009 Michael published his first children’s book “Daddy Daddy It’s Time for Bed”
Michael began his professional career at Southwood /South Center for the Arts where he worked as the Technical Director and resident set and lighting designer from 1985-1990.
With over 30 years of experience in Theater, Broadcast and Facility Management, and holding a license with the State of Florida as a Building Contractor, his career has included managing large corporate facilities, as well as managing new builds to include restaurants, health care facilities, retail warehouses and shipping facilities.
Michael is a licensed Building Contractor in the state of Florida and has worked on many projects in the Cutler Bay area.
Michael has 3 children Casey, Derek and Connor and 2 Grandchildren Carter and Kelly Grace