It has been said that the highest praise one can receive is the respect of one’s peers. Here are some of the industry professionals who have called upon Michael to perform for their own private functions:

The wedding of Event Planner/Wedding Consultant Marcy Glink

The wedding of society columnist Candace Jordan

The wedding of wedding consultant Phil Gershman's daughter

The wedding of Bandleader Jack Kramer's daughter

Private function hosted by Kathy and Michael Leventhal of Heffernan Morgan/Ronsley Design Center

Wedding Consultant Linda Alpert for her daughter’s wedding

Bandleader Larry King for his wedding

Wedding Consultant Randy Schuster for his wedding

Birthday Party hosted by Photographer Margaret Busk of Garbo Productions

Wedding Consultant Amanda Weil for her wedding

Event Planner Myca Smith for her Wedding

Palm Beach Country Club General Manager Steven Bielsky for his wedding

Wedding Consultant Sue Primer for her son’s wedding

The Catering Executives Club’s Gala honoring Wedding Consultant Stanley Horwich

The wedding of Kerri Chen, daughter of Edward Chen - Director of Catering Operations for Hilton Hotels

President William Clinton's Inaugural Ball

Chicago Gateway Green: Green Tie Ball

Chicago Memorial Hospital: Children’s Ball

Children’s Medical Research Foundation

The Gold Coast Neighbors Association: Evening on Astor

Old St. Patrick’s Church: Emerald Ball

North Shore Auxiliary of Jewish Children’s Service Ball

AIDS Benefit at the Four Seasons Hotel

American Medical Association Alliance

Chicago Cultural Center Halloween Ball

Chicago Symphony New Year Gala

CIMA Holiday Party

Ernst & Young Holiday Party

Gastro Intestinal Research Foundation Ball/Gala

General Motors Chicago Auto Show Gala

J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Birthday Celebrations

Katie Springer Wedding (Daughter of Jerry Springer)

Allison Rosati's Wedding

Roger Ebert's Wedding

Garry Meier's Wedding

Linda Johnson Rice's Wedding

Lester Lampert Jewelers Opening Reception

La Rabida Hospital Lawn Fete Party

Mercy Hospital Foundation

Norman Bobins President of LaSalle Bank Annual

(Norman Bobins LaSalle Bank Gala)

PAWS Chicago Benefit

Richard Driehaus Annual July Birthday Celebration

River North Dance Company Gala

Service Club of Chicago

Serendipity Chicago Seniors On Stage

SOS Children’s Village Gala

Standard Club Annual Members Party

UBS Holiday Party

University of Illinois Foundation Ball

Western Golf Association Pre-Western Open Party.