Michael Halperin

Librettist Playwright

Writer-Producer, MCA Television; Executive Story Consultant, 20th Century-Fox TV; Story Editor, Universal TV, Creator-Developer, Animation, Mattel. Additional credits see imdb.com.

Publications: My Name is David: Search for Identity, Floricanto & Berkeley Presses; Fields of Poison: Migrant Farmworker to Crusading Physician, Floricanto & Berkeley Presses; Black Wheels, ; Jacob’s Rescue: A Holocaust Story, Random House, Writing Great Characters, Lone Eagle; Writing the Second Act, MWP; Writing the Killer Treatment, MWP.  

Plays: Major Rewrite, Theatre 40, Beverly Hills virtual performance; Best Revenge: A Harmless Subterfuge, Theatre 40, Beverly Hills virtual performance; All Steps Necessary, L.A. premiere, Inkwell Theater; Dancing with William Blake, Group Repertory Theatre, North Hollywood; Spark of Reason, Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica; Mela, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; Chestnut Trees, premiere TCT Play Festival; Freedom, Texas and Driving James Dean, Celebrity Staged Reading Series.




Grant recipient: National Endowment for the Humanities.

Writers Guild of America West award, 101 Best Written TV Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Black WheelsNational Education Assn. 100 Best African American Book List; Read Across America; Jacob's RescueABA Best Book, Children's Book Council; Notable Children's Trade Book, Int'l. Reading Assn. Teacher's Choice; Writers Digest Book Club: Writing Great Characters, Writing the Second Act, Writing the Killer Treatment.

Creator/Creative consultant: He-Man and the Masters of the Universethe most popular animated series of the 1980s.  Developed/Creative Consultant 2002 reboot of the series.