Michael Lackey

Michael Lackey has more than 35 years of professional theatre and music experience. He is a theatre veteran of more than 40 productions, and has performed with four companies of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, doing over 3,500 performances and playing the title role more than 200 times. Michael has been heard on national television as announcer for skating specials on NBC and USA Network TV, as well as in several commercials.

  • 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 Tue Apr 29 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    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 Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    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 Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    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 Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    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 Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • .44

    By H.A. DeRosso

    Read by Michael Lackey

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

    Released Tue Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged