Michael Tuckey as Pish-Tush in The Mikado

Michael Tuckey (1968-73)

[Born Warwick 1 July 1942]

Baritone Michael John Tuckey performed with four amateur musical societies and the professional Black and White minstrels before joining the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company as a chorister in September 1968.

As understudy to several principal baritone roles, he deputized on occasion as Strephon in Iolanthe (1969-72), Pish-Tush in The Mikado (1969-71), Counsel for the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury (1970-72), and Giuseppe in The Gondoliers (1970-72). Tuckey took over the role of Pish-Tush in September 1971 following the untimely death of John Webley, playing it until he left the Company in June 1973.

He was married for a time to D'Oyly Carte chorister Susan Mosco.

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