Micahel Ferris

Michael Ferris

Performing Arts Manager

Hi! My name is Michael Ferris and I’m the new Performing Arts Manager here at View!

I grew up in Boonville, NY and enjoyed “going to camp” in Old Forge with my family most weekends and vacations!  Snowmobiling was a favorite winter occupation when I was a kid, but now I prefer to be on my cross-country skis or snowshoes to get my cold, snowy nature fixes!

Growing up I was always drawing pictures and cartoon characters and thought being an artist was what I would do when I grew up, too…until I got on stage in my first musical!  Singing and music soon took over my creative life and projected future course.  With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia under my belt, I forged a varied career on the musical stage, and travelled the world in the process!

Now, back in the mountains that I love*, and working at View, where I get to encourage, foster and share the performing arts with a community I grew up alongside of, life feels pretty darn perfect!

*I really like “getting above it all”, so I hike in the Adirondacks whenever I can get away!  I’m happy to report that I’ve enjoyed the climb to the top of the 46 High Peaks and the Fire Tower peaks, too!