Michael Doughman

Born:                Sept 18, 1945
Died:                June 9, 2019

Turtle Years:  1989 – 1995
Section:            Bass

A Turtle’s Tribute:

A Turtle’s History

Michael Doughman, Sept 18, 1945 – June 9, 2019, was born in Springfield, OH. He was a member of the Turtle
Creek Chorale from 1989 through 1995 and sang in the bass section. He took off a season but returned in 1996 for
one final year. His first concert was “A Perfect 10” in October 1989. His last performance as a singer was in “On
Our Own,” in October 1996. However, in June 1998 he returned to our stage in “Tony” in which he performed as a
“Dolly” boy. And in 2007, while serving as the executive director of the Dallas Tavern Guild, he hosted the Miss
Big Thickett contest in April as “Michael Lee. Earlier, he had appeared as Mrs. Santa in “Magic!” in Dec. 1992 and
as Glinda the Very Good Witch, in both productions of “The Wizard of Oz.” But those who knew Michael
Doughman in those will forever associate him with his characterization of the late Carole Channing on many
occasions, including numerous TCC retreat shows.

FROM THE DIONNE WARWICK PROGRAM – March 25, 1992

“Michael Doughman is a seasoned show business performer. He sang, danced, wrote and produced for
nearly twenty years in Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe. He toured internationally with the “Frisco
Follies Grand Illusion” for eight years and retired to Dallas in 1982.Since moving here, Michael has
become very involved in serving the community and currently sings in the Turtle Creek Chorale, works for
Oak Lawn Community Services as an Administrative Assistant, is actively involved in MCC-Dallas
Cathedral of Hope Church and is the resident emcee for the Oak Lawn Band.This is Michael’s second
year on the Razzle Dazzle Board where he proudly serves as the Chair of the Theater Committee. This
position is a special honor, as Razzle Dazzle is the sponsoring agency for tonight’s concert. Michael says
that tonight is the culmination of an eight-year dream to bring a major celebrity to Dallas to raise money to
help in the fight against AIDS and HIV infection. This will be an annual event and Michael and the entire
Board of Razzle Dazzle pledge to continue to produce these concerts until there is no more need to raise
money to fight this disease.”

FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ PROGRAM – October 1993. “Michael Doughman “Glinda” is a veteran
performer of many years in the entertainment field. Starting as a student at American Conservatory
Theatre in San Francisco, he decided that he would rather not starve for his art and went to Las Vegas,
where he worked for several years in various shows as a dancer, singer and comedian. This marks his
30th year as a show business veteran. He is very involved in the community at large and has served on
the board for Razzle Dazzle Dallas for four years, Oak Lawn Community Services, MCC and Oak Lawn
Band. Being his fifth year with the TCC, Michael says this is by far the most enjoyable and rewarding.”

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