Michael Carl O'Neil
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Ontario Canada - Government of Ontario
National News Release
Say Hello to.. Charlie
at the Ontario (Canada) Pavilion
Expo '90, Osaka
Pantomime Michael O'Neil performs as Charlie Chaplin with
touch everyday (except Mondays) from April 19 to 30, at 11:00
2:00, 3:00, 4:00. Come and be part of Charlie's world in front
waterfall at the Ontario Pavilion, in the Mountain Area.
Entertainment at the Ontario (Canada) Pavilion is
Sponsored by TOKYO KOSAN Co. Ltd.
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Japan Association for the International
Garden and Greenery Exposition
Osaka, Japan 1990
Overseas Press Division
DAILY PRESS RELEASE 028
April 26, 1990
Say Hello to Charlie
Charlie Chaplin, probably the most famous comedian of all
times, would undoubtedly applaud the impersonation achieved with
utmost skill and a Canadian touch by the pantomime Michael O'Neil.
Mr. O'Neil, who discovered Sir Charlie Chaplin's immortal character
"The Tramp" at the age of fourteen, has developed his
very own style of mime characterization, using musical accompaniment
as the inspiration for the actions and reactions of the character.
Mr. O'Neil is performing in front of the waterfall at the Ontario
(Canada) pavilion until April 30, daily from 11:00 to 18:00.
Yesterday, 116,300 people visited the Expo site (accumulated
For further information, contact Joji Ogawa of the Association
1-111, Ryokuchikoen Tsurumi-ku
Osaka 549 Japan
Tel: Fax: .
Akasaka 7th Avenue Building, 1F
6-10-20. Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107 Japan.
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Sir John A. Macdonald -- A Living
Newspapers, Radio, and T.V. Stations
Michael Carl O'Neil,
Professional Mime Artist ,
Director and Founder of Klassic Komedy Theatre
A Second First for Hamilton!!
Sir John A. Macdonald - Statue - Comes to Life!!
On November 1, 1893, Hamilton was the first Canadian city
to present a "Sir John A. Macdonald statue". What if
that statue could come to life?
Now, 103 years later, The "Living Statue of SirJohn
A. Macdonald" makes his first appearance in Hamilton's Grey
Cup / Santa Claus parade on the Sesquicentennial Float
on Saturday, November 23, 1996 at 10:00 a.m.
The "Living Statue" was created by Hamiltonian, Michael
Carl O'Neil, Professional Mime Artist (commonly known as Hamilton's
own Charlie Chaplin). His goal was to celebrate and re-introduce
the "Father of Confederation". Using performance art,
and comedy with unexpected surprises, this "masterpiece"
is being presented at this year's special event!
This statue represents a replica of the "Sir John A.
Macdonald" statue and character.
For this performance, he will be "reaching out to the
people" with the unique "Sir John A." charm. Previously,
this statue made his first debut in front of the Canadian Parliament
Buildings on Canada Day 1996 - doing his own choreographed performance
with musical accompaniment.
The next stop was "John A.'s" home ground, at City
Hall, Kingston, Ontario - following further visits to Ottawa
and throughout Ontario and Quebec.
To most people today, "Sir John A. Macdonald" is
the image on a $10.00
bill or statue that people pass by. The "Living Statue"
combines these two unique images and builds upon this reference
to bring SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD in the 1990's - an relevant figure
in everyday life.
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Next Stop? Michael Carl O'Neil's Klassic Characters!