Bilingual Russian-English speaking MC Misha is the most requested Master of Ceremonies in the United States of America. MC Misha performs his services in New York's Tri-State Area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, Long Island), states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia, Tennessee, and others), also in Canada, and Mexico.
His specialty are Russian-American, and Jewish-Russian-American, Russian Orthodox, and Ukrainian weddings.
MC Misha was the Master of Ceremony for over five hundred Russian-American weddings and tamada for many Russian-speaking Birthday parties and other private events.
He is best known for his sense of humor, and his ability to entertain guests with funny games and competitions.
Misha use to have a job in Moscow, Russia from 1986 to 1991 as a professional Tamada (Russian: тамада). He performed for over a thousand Russian weddings in Moscow, Russia for the state owned company "Zarya" (Russian: Фирма "Заря" - свадьбы, церемониальные услуги).
MC Misha moved from his native Moscow to the United States of America in 1991. He has got his formal education from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts (Московский Институт Культуры).
MC Misha also has a title of Interfaith-Spiritual Minister and licensee of a Wedding Officiant who can perform wedding ceremonies in English, Russian, or both languages in all 50 states.
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Tamada and Master of Ceremonies (MC) Mikhail Smirnov and singer Alexander Menshikov provided entertainment (jokes in Russian and English, popular musicial hits, traditional Russian Gypsy songs "Dark Eyes", "Kai One", "Two Guitars", "Nane Tsokha", "Prikhayape", "Shatritsa", "The Long Road") for the Russian New Year's party in Sidney, Australia.
March 2012. Golden wedding anniversary, West Palm Beach, Florida
Russian Golden Wedding Anniversary party took place at the West Palm Beach Mariott Hotel in Florida. Russian DJ Natasha Koroleva, DJ Alisa, singer Sasha Menshikov, dancers Boulat Moukhametov and Anna Zinenko, MC and tamada Misha entertained the guests of the party through the full length of the evening. The company presented a number of dances including Jewish Bottle dance, Can-Can, Hopak, Sailors dance, Merlin Monroe, Kalinka, and Adagio. Musical entertainment included Russian, Jewish and American dance hits, garmoshka, guitar and balalaika playing, singing traditional Ukrainian and Russian songs with the guests, funny competitions and games. All photos and videos from Florida
Starnight for Russian and American singles on Sunday, August 18, 2012. Russian singles fun party on Halfmoon yacht, boarding at 6:30PM. Address: New York Skyports, East 23rd Street & FDR Drive, New York, NY 10010. Order tickets on www.teatr.com website.
Приглашаем вас провести вместе с нами НЕЗАБЫВАЕМЫЙ ВЕЧЕР НА ЯХТЕ HALFMOON в воскресенье в 6:30 вечера 18 августа 2012 года.
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November 27th, 2011. Bat Mitzvah at Charthouse, Weehawken, NJ
The photo below was taken during Bat Mitzvah party at the Charthouse Restaurant in Weehawken, New Jersey on November 27th, 2011. MC Misha, DJ Natasha Koroleva and DJ Alisa provided music and entertainment. All photos and videos from that party is available on www.mazaltovshow.com website.
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Russian-American Birthday party in Brooklyn, NY. January 2011.
MC Misha was working as tamada-toastmaster and MC (Russian: «массовик-затейник») at the Russian-speaking Birthday party at the "Vernisazh" Russian Restaurant, 2707 86th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11236 on Saturday, January 29, 2011 Funny game "A crying princess" was the most success. Full list of games and competitions performed by MC Misha could be found here.
Recommendation letter from the bride (November 6th, 2010)
MC Misha (Mikhail Smirnov) and DJ Bornoul played at my wedding on November 6th, 2010. Both arrived on time and were ready ahead of schedule. The event went smoothly and the guests were never bored. Misha and Barnaul entertained the crowed with games, contests and jokes. The music was great and the dance floor was packed all the time. Misha did a great job keeping things well organized and everything moved according to plan. The wedding was a mix of English and Russian speaking guests and since MC Misha speaks both English and Russian he did a good job making sure all the guests knew what was happening. Having a diverse crowd, where some people didn't speak english and some people didn't speak Russian, the most important thing to me was that my guests were having a good time. And they were! I had people come up to me and say that this was the best and the most fun wedding they had ever been to! That was very nice to hear. Some people commented that we should get married every year so we can have a party like that!! So needless to say, I am very happy with the job guys did at our wedding and would recommend them to anyone having a wedding or any kind of a party.
September 3rd, 2010, Tirnanog, 38276 N Deep Lake Road, Lake Villa, Illinois
Funny Wedding Game "The Crying Princess" - MC Misha and guests of the party
50th Birthday Party - Russian Sailors' Theme
Saturday, July 17th, 2010, Lake Ozark, Missouri
MC MISHA, singer/one-man-band Sasha Menshikov, Leonid Bruk (bass, balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (a.k.a DJ Natasha Korolyova, balalaika) entertained an exclusive private party on the Lake Ozark in Missouri. The party with the Russian Sailor's theme took place outside just above the beautiful lake. The temperature was above 90 however everyone had a good time. Musicians played live music with garmoshka, guitar, balalaika, bass guitar, and balalaika-contrabass), DJ Natasha spined, singer used pre-recorded tracks for his singing. The team performed American, Russian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Jewish, Italian, and French popular songs and music.
Duane Park Restaurant, 157 Duane Street, New York City
Russian American wedding reception, March 28, 2010
Small Russian American wedding party took place at the Duane Park Restaurant on March 28th, 2010. Guests were from United States, Russia and Ukraine. Most of them were able to speak English. The ceremony was conducted in English, DJ had to setup near the entrance because the lack of space inside of the restaurant. Singer Sasha Menshikov was coming to the small stage in the middle of the restaurant to perform his songs. MC Misha made all announcements in both English and Russian.
Water Street Restaurant, 66 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY, February 28, 2010
NBC's prime time TV series "SUPERSTARS OF DANCE", January, 2009
MC Misha is also known as the "Russian Judge" on NBC's prime time TV series "SUPERSTARS OF DANCE" - breathtaking international dance competition led by executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance). This prestigious dance competition hosted by Michael Flatley ("Lord of the Dance") and Susie Castillo, a former Miss USA.
As a director of Barynya dancers Mikhail Smirnov was selected as one of eight judges to decide which country will win. The show premiered on NBC network on January 4th and aired through January 26th, 2009.
After Mikhail Smirnov and Russian singer Alexander Menshikov have started their own wedding project 5GRAND.US Mikhail was the Master of Ceremony at all weddings and other events the group was invited to perform at.
Wedding Celebration Testimonial
Dr. William & Mrs. Mariya Brendel, October 8, 2009
Before we even contacted Mikhail Smirnov (a.k.a. MC Misha) to be the Master of Ceremonies for our wedding this past September, we knew that we would be getting a wonderful celebrity personality since we’d already fallen in love with his humor as a judge on the NBC show “Superstars of Dance.” From the moment Mikhail answered our phone call, we also knew that we were in the great care of a true professional, masterful organizer, and patient soul. We’re writing to share our story of how Mikhail not only “met” but “exceeded” our great expectations for a memorable wedding reception.
Like any picky couple, we wanted to add a few key songs to our wedding play list. Not only did Misha add these songs to the play list, but his D.J. picked up immediately on the style and tone of these songs and added music to complement our taste perfectly.
What’s more, even though we couldn’t afford a band, Misha surprised us with three professional singers. The first singer (Alexander Menshikov), a handsome gentleman with an angelic and operatic voice requiring no microphone, sang several amazing ballads including Dark Eyes that turned this ordinary wedding into a banquet fit for a Tsar! The second singer (Elena Harris) could best be described as a sultry, classic beauty, straight from a James Bond movie, who sang the jazz standard Summertime, which melted all single men in their seats. The third singer was Misha himself, who sang several Russian favorites straight from his heart has he strummed his guitar. This trio wove their talent throughout the night for a perfect personal touch to our wedding celebration. Guests were simply shocked.
We also wanted to make sure that our mix of Russian and American guests were guided in the right direction and made to feel comfortable throughout the night. As a myriad of guests entered the restaurant hall, they were met with a Misha’s classy and humorous greetings, which easily broke the ice between guests who did not know each other. Misha also provided Russian translation of speeches, and encouraged several guests to pay tribute to our special union. With his help, our wedding transcended the “mechanical order of events” associated with most receptions. Ours was a more intimate and heartwarming evening, in which friends and family shared stories, made toasts, and bonded with perfect strangers. Guests felt at home.
Finally, in planning our celebration we worried that the evening might “fizzle out” too soon as we’ve experienced in so many weddings we’ve attended. If you are working with Misha, you can be assured that your evening will only escalate with joy, excitement, and wonderment. Just when we thought it couldn’t get better, a person in costume resembling a larger-than-life gypsy woman appeared, and a playful gypsy song accompanied her across the floor as she danced and flirted with guests! People literally fell out of their seats with laughter, and the children sat still with magic in their eyes. Other surprise guests appeared, but I’ll stop my description now as not to spoil the surprise! Later in the evening, D.J. hosted a Russian dance competition, also teaching guests how to do several traditional folk dances. Guests experienced an enchanted evening.
Thank you, Mikhail and team for going “above and beyond” in making our wedding celebration truly unforgettable. We’ve enclosed some pictures, which we feel “speak louder than words” in describing how amazing this evening was.
Letter of Recommendation for MC MISHA and his crew.
Sunday, August 31st, 2008. The Bernards Inn. 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
Мы хотели бы вас поблагодарить за прекрасный праздник который вы нам организовали на нашей свадьбе 31го Августа 2008. Мы очень долго искали подходящих музыкантов для нашего торжества но никто не подошёл с таким знанием дела как вы. Вы сделали всё как обещали: приехали посмотрели на место, проработали сценарий вечера, вовремя приехали в день свадьбы, свадьба велась на русском и на английском языках, оборудование отлично работало и вся ваша команда: DJ, скрипач Александр Цейтлин, певец и руководитель ансамбля Александр Меньшиков и MC Миша работали на все 100%. Мы хотели душевного праздника с элементами русских свадебных традиций и вы превзошли наши ожидания. Ваши народные костюмы, обряд с караваем, песня "Чарочка", русские народные песни, костюмированные представления "Цыганки" и "Медведя" и романсы сделали вечер просто незабываемым.
Отдельное спасибо скрипачу Александру. Он очень талантливый человек. Он способен играть любые произведения и одновременно устроить шоу где он будет продолжать играть пока скрипка находится за его спиной. Многие из наших гостей были в восторге от его игры на скрипке на церемонии и приятно удивлены когда он сел за пианино.
Михаил, вы прекрасный ведущий. Вам удалось привлечь внимание всех наших гостей и все с удовольствием принимали участие во всех ваших идеях. Вы буквально приняли нашу идею свадьбы и всё сделали как мы хотели. Подбор слов и музыки был всегда уместен.
Спасибо Александру Меньшикову. Прекрасный певец. Он способен исполнять песни в любом жанре и на любом языке.
Мы очень рады что выбрали Вас быть частью нашего праздника. Ваши низкие цены никак не идут в сравнение с уровнем вашего профессионализма.
Спасибо вам огромное,
Катерина и Владимир
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Russian party in New York City, August 2008
Russian party New York City - DJ, singer Alexander Menshikov, Gypsy dancer Anna. Thursday, August 14, 2008. Night club "TOUCH". New York City, 240 West 52nd Street, New York, New York, 10019.
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From 7pm until 11pm the guests of the party were entertained by MC Misha, Russian DJ, singer Alexander Menshikov, Gypsy dancer Anna.
Russian Party New York City 2008
Misha and singer Alexander Menshikov performs Russian Gypsy folk song "Dark Eyes" ("Ochee Chyornye")
The guests of the party loved Gypsy dance show by Anna
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Kid's Birthday Party in New Jersey, July 2008
Russian dance and music ensemble "BARYNYA", 1991-present
After he moved to the United States of America in 1991 Misha is narrating all concerts of New York based Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya. Misha is a co-founder and artistic director of the group.
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Russian Wedding Officiant. Bilingual Russian-English Wedding Minister
Russian wedding officiant - bilingual contemporary interfaith wedding minister Mikhail is available for hire in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pensylvania and other states. All types of ceremonies - civil, interfaith, intercultural, non-denominational, spiritual for all type of venues, park/beach weddings. All faiths welcome.
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