Michael Phillip Davis
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     In 2017 Michael Philip Davis created the award-winning documentary Regina Resnik: New York Original, streaming on CUNY TV New York at: http://www.cuny.tv/show/cunytvspecial/PR2006636. He wrote and produced the film and co-directed it with Robert Fredette. 

     The program traces the remarkable 70-year career of Regina Resnik (1922-2013), the Bronx-born international opera star, Tony®-nominated Broadway actress, stage director, filmmaker and Jewish cultural figure. Regina Resnik: New York Original features on-screen interviews with Broadway legends Harold Prince and Joel Grey; opera stars Martina Arroyo and Teresa Stratas; and Maestros Richard BonyngeZubin Mehta and Craig Rutenberg. Ms. Arroyo introduces the film onscreen. Renowned Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves is the narrator. 

     In 2018 Regina Resnik: New York Original won the 2018 Silver Telly Award for Television Biography; the Communicator Award of Excellence in Film / Video-Documentary; and the Communicator Award of Distinction in Film / Video-History / Biography. It was also named Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (LAIFF).

     Michael was the co-writer on the following documentaries, shown on WNET/Channel 13 and CUNY TV, and released on DVD: Geto: The Historic Jewish Ghetto of Venice (also co-director); The Classic Kurt Weill; The American Jewish Composers; Covert or Convert; Crossing All Boundaries; Colors of the Diaspora.



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