Michael L has been a working actor in Theatre, Film and Television since 1998. Since graduating cum laude from George Washington University he has dedicated himself to teaching and practicing the craft of acting. Michael was a classical acting fellow at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington,DC under the artistic direction of Michael Kahn. There he honed his classical acting skills and earned his equity card later becoming an affiliated teaching artist with the theatre. He has performed there as well as many of the country's finest regional theaters including: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arena Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, Washington Shakespeare Company and most recently Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables. Michael has appeared on television in numerous commercials and the Fox Network's drama "Past Life" and has acted in many independent films. While in DC he was the Drama teacher at Fillmore Arts Center, a public magnet school for the performing arts, teaching children from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Michael continually performs and enjoys teaching both adults and young people as well as caring for his own spirited child.
Taught acting for three sessions of Young Artists Young Actors program. Designed to introduce young people to the fundamentals of acting performance. Wrote and Directed a culminating performance for each session.
Acting instructor for Theatrical camp.
Taught Comedy, Acting, and Classical Text classes for master acting classes for young people. Did in-school artist in residences for public and private schools in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Taught acting and text classes for the Camp Shakespeare
Taught acting classes to young people K-8 at this magnet school for 6 different schools in the Washington, DC public school system.
Performed at The Shakespeare Theatre Company in their full season of plays also received training in text, voice, speech, Alexander Technique and stage combat. In addition to performing and understudying all of the main stage productions, the fellows do their own workshop productions and provide demonstrations for school groups.
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.