Michal Fraley is the skating coach and guru for Starlight Express since the late 1980s.
Initially hired for a few weeks to teach the first Broadway cast to skate, Fraley was soon appointed as the production's resident skate coach. He has since worked on almost every professional production of Starlight Express, including London, Las Vegas, both US and UK tours, and Bochum, where he has been resident, on and off, since 1990. He also served briefly as the Bochum production's Resident Artistic Director before being replaced by Glenn Neate.
Fraley has published a memoir about his career with the show, entitled Skating the Starlight Express.
Starlight Express Credits
Broadway - Skate Coach
US Tour - 11/1989 - Skate Coach
Las Vegas - 09/1993 - Skate Supervisor
UK Tour - 11/2004 - Skating Consultant
UK Tour - 05/2012 - Skating Consultant
- Fraley, Michal: Skating the Starlight Express (2011), ISBN: 978-1-4583-7432-5