|PAUL MICHAEL NIEMAN (Rabbi/Actor): Paul has appeared in many stage productions in the Los Angeles playing both lead and supporting roles in Fiddler On The Roof; Blithe Spirit; The Happiest Millionaire; The Odd Couple; Into The Woods; The Diary of Anne Frank; The Pirates of Penzance; One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest; A Christmas Carol; A Few Good Men; Harvey; Squabbles; Table Manners; and Murder on the Nile.
Theatre Reviewer Get Friedman had this to say about Fiddler On The Roof “ This giant cast is led by the amazing Paul Michael Nieman as Tevye who shows us every bit of emotion that this part calls for. I personally think he rivals any of the past greats who have played this role.”
Theatre reviewer Cary Ginell said this about Paul’s performance as Scrooge “Paul Michael Nieman leads the way with a superlative and powerful portrayal of Scrooge. From his very first appearance, he commands the stage with his presence, booming resonant epithets of “HUMBUG!” to the rafters. His transformation from penny-pinching skinflint to giddy philanthropist is remarkable. In the final scenes, he is almost certifiably and insanely happy, sort of like Herbert Lom’s deranged Inspector Dreyfus in the “Pink Panther” movies.”
Paul has appeared in serval films and web series The Convicted; Gebby Go Bath Man; Take 4; No Hitter; The Vanisher; Half Sisters; The House; Red; Turning The Page; and Today Is The Always. He has enjoyed playing many interesting characters and one of his favorites was that of the “Mob Lawyer” John Picelli, who he patterned after the flamboyant style of Bruce Cutler.
Paul’s background also includes radio and commercial voice-over work. Known as Paul Diamond on the air in San Diego at K-Best 95FM, he has the distinction of being one of the original staff DJ’s for KBEST 95 FM which hit the air waves in 1978. At the time he was on the air San Diego was the 9th largest radio market in the U.S. and he had the #1 rated show for women age 18-35.