Michael Lackey

Michael Lackey is a professional theatre actor and voice artist with more than forty years of experience. A veteran of more than forty productions, he has performed Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera with four companies, doing over 3,500 performances and playing the title role more than 200 times. His voice has been heard on national television as an announcer for skating specials and in several commercials, and he has narrated several audiobooks.

  • The Jungle

    By Upton Sinclair

    Read by Michael Lackey

    A new recording of Upton Sinclair’s scathing critique of poverty and corruption in Chicago.

    Released April 29, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    By Herman Melville

    Read by Michael Lackey

    A Story of Wall Street

    A successful lawyer recounts his experiences with Bartleby, the strangest man he has ever known.

    "Lackey's well-modulated reading and measured pace underline the Kafkaesque qualities of the story. As Bartleby, his deadpan refrain has a chilling effect, haunting the lawyer and listener alike." - Booklist (audio review)

    Released October 15, 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Billy Budd

    By Herman Melville

    Read by Michael Lackey

    Discovered three decades after his death, Melville's unfinished novella is hailed as a masterpiece.

    "Michael Lackey's presentation is very well done. He reads with a British accent and his voicing of all the characters yields a variety of British, Irish, cockney and other accents. Listeners, familiar with Billy Budd or not, with an interest in this classic story will find much food for thought in this performance." - SoundCommentary

    Released October 15, 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Life of Black Hawk, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak

    By Black Hawk

    Read by Michael Lackey

    Dictated by Himself

    In his own words, the polarizing leader of the Sauk tribe recounts his life story.

    Starred review. "...Michael Lackey narrate(s)...in an engaging manner that is appropriately matter-of-fact, defiant, or poignant...an invaluable resource" - School Library Journal

    Released February 25, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Riders of the Purple Sage

    By Zane Grey

    Read by Michael Lackey

    Zane Grey’s acclaimed Western classic – which was made into five feature films across seven decades!

    Starred review. “…narrator Michael Lackey gives this treasured classic the up-to-date performance it deserves. You won’t find a better audio edition. Highly recommended for all audio collections.” - Library Journal (audio review)

    Released September 23, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • .44

    By H.A. DeRosso

    Read by Michael Lackey

    A legendary gunslinger wields his deadly .44 in this classic Western.

    Released December 30, 2014
    English, Unabridged