OSWEGO – Oswego resident Michael Paul Callahan has been invited to perform in the #1 in the world Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Festival in Lake George, May 30 – June 3.
Artists selected are coming from the USA, Canada, England, Brazil and Japan.
This is annually the best of the best competing for the world title, decided in August at Graceland during the annual Elvis Week.
Callahan, after just one year, is one of the top ranked Elvis Tribute Artists in the Northeast, in custom Elvis costumes, many made by Elvis’ actual costume designer.
The Elvis years 1960s – 1974 are highlighted by Callahan.
As a black belt he is able to truly reflect Elvis onstage, including voice, appearance, humor, guitar and karate.
He is also the owner of A Time for Legends, with many Legends like Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba M, Roy Orbison and more.
Callahan was a National Gospel Recording/Concert artist, promoter and producer of many years, opening for and performing with the biggest names in the world like Amy Grant and even The Imperials (Elvis’ back-up singers and famous gospel group), and most of the Grammy and Dove Award winners.
Venues ranged from 100 – 10,000 seat concert halls, including The Landmark Theater in Syracuse, The Broome-County Arena and The Forum in Binghamton, and SUNY Binghamton, Cornell University, State fairgrounds, and many more.
Callahan is also a movie actor, i.e. with a role filmed the fall of 2017 in a Hollywood movie “The Mountain” with stars like Jeff Goldblum. Also April 2018 Michael had a role as a doctor in “Looks That Kill,” a Hollywood movie.
He has been in several movies and films, usually as the lead, plays and musicals, including “Teen Angel” in the Broadway musical “Grease” the summer of 2017.
The Elvis Festival returns to Lake George for its 15th anniversary with another outstanding lineup of talent.
This year’s headliners balance established, world class entertainers with those newly bursting onto the scene.
The long weekend will also include all of the fun you’ve come to expect from the Lake George Elvis Festival including a three day preliminary to Graceland’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, cruises on Lake George, Elvis entertainment throughout Lake George and into the wee hours of the morning.
The Lake George.com Elvis Festival began in 2004. The festival was founded by a group of Lake George residents, business owners and fans of the King of Rock and Roll.
Their intent was to create a festival that would honor the music and life of Elvis Presley while at the same time building a festival that would bring economic benefit to the Lake George region.
For more information on the Lake George Festival and to buy tickets go to: lakegeorgeelvisfest.com. To request a booking of Michael Paul and/or The Legends group email: [email protected] Web site: elvis-michaelpaulcallahan.com