Welcome to MichaelMackie.com

Thank God you're here! I spent a helluva lot of money on this vanity project that showcases ... well, me. So take some time ... peruse the site and gimme some feedback.

I'm excited to show off my work, my writing and lots of other sundry items ... and I hope both of you enjoy it.

Latest Brush with Greatness

"Mad Men" star Bryan Batt is a quintuple threat. He's a singer/actor/dancer/author/designer -- but it's probably best not to try and label him. He's just a quintessential performer. I got the chance to interview him at his gift boutique in N'awlins, Hazelnut. (It was named after his grandma -- who is named Hazel and "also a nut", he said.) Batt is chatty, engaging and has a mega-watt smile that's served him well. Little known fact ... Batt turned down his original audition for the role of Sal Romano in "Mad Men". After the original actor dropped out, the producers came ...

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About Michael Mackie

I was born the son of a poor black sharecropper. No, wait – that was Steve Martin. I was born in Des Moines, Iowa sometime in the ‘70’s. And no, I did not grow up on or near a farm. Yes, we had electricity. Yes, we had running water. And to date, I’ve never worn overalls. But I’m sure I’d look amazing in them. I’m a proud Midwesterner. And even though I travel a lot for a living … I always look forward to coming home. Home is now just outside of Kansas City where I’m nestled in the sprawling Mecca ...

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