mike jones

Michael Jones is a native of Chicago and has traveled and performed for audience’s worldwide. A favorite of cruise ship audiences for many years, Michael is known for his incredible vocals and dance style. Michael was a member of the internationally acclaimed Young Americans, performing with such names as Carol Lawrence, Arsenio Hall, and the late, great Liberace. He was a featured dancer on the Party Machine with Nia Peeples and did warm up for a variety of television series. Most recently, Michael played the Tin Man in The Wiz at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, and was nominated for a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.


Over the years, Michael’s enthusiasm and dynamic performing style has dubbed him the name Mr. Energy. He is currently the Artistic Director and Instructor of Musical Theatre and Dance at the University of Chicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus. Michael is also the Co-Director and Choreographer for Ovation Academy, the BRAVO Performing Arts Academy in Oak Park, and he currently sits on the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran School Christian Board of Education.