Meet the Team
From the most innovative to the most deliberately traditional, to customized programming to booking acts and artists, quality entertainment is determined by evaluating our clients needs with our over three decades of entertainment experience.
Michael is an impresario, performer, and genuine nice guy. He has run his own entertainment business since 1975, and is always jazzed to introduce new live entertainment, media, and performances.
As a proud graduate of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Michael’s career reflects a love of clowning, circus entertainment and live theatre. He has appeared as an actor and clown in commercials, television shows and films. He is also a circus consultant as well as casting consultant for Late Show with David Letterman.
His passion and knowledge for planning and directing the most appropriate entertainment for corporate events, training, and sales meetings has earned him huzzahs.
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Creative and Marketing Director
Tina is obsessed with the intersection of truth and the construction of illusion. Her ambition to achieve creative perfection is always tempered by good business sense and working in a deadline environment.
She learned this early on, starting on her father’s family newspaper, creating sets in a day on tv & film sets, and surviving on the streets of Madison Av in ad production.A grad of Hampshire College in Theater Directing and Design, an intern at the Yale School of Drama, Tina is also a veteran of art departments of independent features, from “Avenging Angel” to “Runaway Train.”
There’s no mountain Tina won’t climb to satisfy a client or project’s needs. She’d rather complete a monumental RFP due the next day instead of chatting with friends on Facebook.
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Cheryl Lynn Schruefer
Cheryl was a BONGARBIZ talent fan before even joining BONGARBIZ. She was performing with Michael Bongar’s company when it was The New York Follies, stayed on when it morphed into Michael Bongar Entertainment, and decided to become part of it’s reinvention ever since. Her passion is building new client relationships by organizing and managing their events and entertainment.
Cheryl is also an accomplished and gifted circus performer and clown, a graduate of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. She received her BA in Communications from Hofstra University in addition to all this clowning, and raising a great son single-handedly. Cheryl still teaches clown skills to anyone who wants to learn, as those from 2 to 92 years old will attest. When she’s not teaching, performing and planning events, she’s laid back enjoying her double latte or kickboxing.
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Our Strategic Partner CREATIVE PLANETTE
Julie Surrey has expanded to her event planning and production company, Creative Planette. She can be found at www.creativeplanette.com.