"WHO Am I, ANYWAY...?"

"TIME TO MAKE THE DONUTS"

That's what the Dunkin' Donuts guy used to say. I wanted nothing more than to be the Dunkin' Donuts guy! Because in my three-year-old mind, you're the Dunkin' Donuts guy, you get to eat the donuts! My mom explained that Michael Vale (the Dunkin' Donuts guy) didn't actually work at Dunkin' Donuts; he was an actor. "Do actors get to eat donuts?" I asked. 

'Yes, actors get to eat donuts," my mother smiled.

 

And with a determined nod, it was decided. "Then I wanna be an actor."

 

I've been a lot of things in my off-stage life: a Sears catalogue model, a choir member, a 'church-boy", a playwright, a composer/lyricist, a waiter, a photographer, a talent agent, a set designer, a director, a stage manager, a lighting/set/graphic/web designer, a makeup artist, and loving father (to a hellion of a french bulldog). But my favorite roles have always been onstage as the bumbling sidekicks, hilarious henchmen, lovable losers, dangerous psychopaths, beautiful women, even the leading man. And even though I've never played the Dunkin' Donuts guy (...yet...), I've learned to make my own way, make my own roles, and even make my own donuts! 

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"Am i my Resumé...?"

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Height:

5'4"

Weight:

220

Hair:

Brown

Eyes:

Brown

Voice Part:

Baritenor

Notes on Vocal Range:

Low C2; Belt to A4; Strong Falsetto to F5

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THEATRE

THE WRONG BOX - The Porter*

Visceral Entertainment; Dir. Michael Chase Gosselin

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - LeFou

Herberger Theatre Center

JUNIE B. JONES - Daddy/Mr. Scary/Gladys

Arizona Broadway Theatre

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - LeFou

Arizona Broadway Theatre - Dir. Clayton Phillips

THE NOSE - Chief Crookakoff*

Visceral Entertainment; Dir. Michael Chase Gosselin

THE CHRISTIANS - Ensemble Choir

Playwrights Horizons; Dir. Les Waters / MD. David Dabbon

CASPER, THE NOT-SO-FRIENDLY GHOST - Casper*

Riant Theatre's Strawberry Festival (Winner: Best Play)

THE NOSE - Chief Crookakoff*

Totally Irrelevant Productions

MY FAIR LADY - Loverly Quartet/Zoltan Karpathy

Broward Stage Door Theatre; Dir. Michael Leeds

THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY - Nathan Leopold

Rising Action Theatre; Dir. Andy Rogow

HOW TO SUCCEED... - Mr. Gatch/Bud Frump (U/S)

Entr'acte Theatrics; Dir. K.D. Smith

THE BOYS IN THE BAND - Emory

Rising Action Theatre; Dir. Michael Leeds

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Seymour

Muchadu Productions

STONE SOUP - Simon

Dreamchild Productions

BARE: A POP OPERA - Alan

Dreamchild Productions/Broward Performing Arts Center

SWEET CHARITY - Ensemble

Eight O'Clock Theatre; Choreo. Ronnie De Marco

DAMN YANKEES - Rocky

Eight O'Clock Theatre

WEBB'S CITY: THE MUSICAL - Jimmy Webb, Jr.

St. Petersburg Theatre/Mahaffey Theatre

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS - Pee Wee Drummond

St. Petersburg Theatre

NO EXIT - Garcin

Osceola Theatre

FILM/TV/WEB SERIES/COMMERCIAL

DEATH OF AN UNDERLING - General Brizzalhov

Totally Irrelevant Productions

A CRIME TO REMEMBER - Juror

Investigation Discovery

NEVERLAND: THE SERIES - Simon

Pr1nc3ps Productions

YOU'LL LOVE IFC - The Nutty Professor

IFC/Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

INTRODUCING "INSTANT DISCOVERIES" - Site User

MyHeritage.com

ARCTIC DRILLING PSA - Bad Comedian

Greenpeace

CABARETS/CONCERTS

54 SINGS [SCRUBS] - J.D.

Feinstein's/54 Below

54 BELOW'S LEAP DAY BONANZA - Soloist

Feinstein's/54 Below

SONGS FROM A HAT - Christopher

IndieWorks Theatre Company

SAXE AND THE CITY: THE MUSIC OF PETER SAXE

Peter Saxe Music/The Duplex

MERRY CHRISTMAS, YOU RIDICULOUS GENTILES - Krampus

The Duplex

READINGS

THE GAY-NO-MORE TELETHON - Arnie/Saddam Hussein

Green Room 42; Dir. Dennis Corsi

THE WRONG BOX - Merriman/The Porter

Totally Irrelevant Productions

THE NOSE - Chief Crookakoff

Totally Irrelevant Productions

EMMA - Henry Woodhouse

Pr1nc3ps Productions

BLACK HOLE WEDDING - Trevor

Theater for the New City; Dir. Dennis Corsi

THE COMMUTERS... - Terry

Lincoln Center

THE NUTCRACKER & THE MOUSE KING - General Volokov

Jeremy Terry Productions

EDUCATION & TRAINING

PINELLAS COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS  (2000-2003)

Majored in Musical Theatre; Minored in Playwriting

ACTING

Howard Thomas, Ron DeBeck, Keven Renken, Dave Alan Thomas, Michael Leeds, Kimberly Vaughn

VOICE

Karen Bail, Ron Emory, Kevin Coughlin, Mike Ruckles

DANCE

Ron DeBeck, Ronnie DeMarco, Dave Campbell, K.D. Smith,

Peter Yuen, Lane Napper

VOICE OVER

Paul Liberti

WORKSHOPS

Audition Essentials with Kimberly Vaughn

Lindsay Mendez & Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor Therapy

Seth Rudetsky’s Audition Master Class

Animation Voice Over with Paul Liberti

Lincoln Center’s Across A Crowded Room

Justin Boccito & Kimberly Vaughn's Broadway Performance Project

Multiple Audition Intensives with Stephen Kopel, Pat Goodwin, Peter Kaiser, & Michael Cassara

SPECIAL SKILLS & TALENTS

PERSONAILTY

Collaborative, Confident, Leadership-oriented, Open-minded, Organized, Punctual, Service Oriented, Takes Direction Well

MUSIC

Singing; Strong Falsetto; Whistling; Basic Piano; Steel Drums (Lead & Low Tenor); Composing/Arranging

ATHLETIC

Swimming; Inline Skating; Bike Riding; Pogo Stick

ACCENTS & OTHER VOICE

Cockney, Russian, Transatlantic, Brooklyn; Voice Impersonation (speaking & singing) of various people & characters such as LeFou, Ursula, Wanda Sykes, Karen Walker, Miss Swan, Nathan Lane, Children’s Voices; Ability to mimic.

SOFTWARE & EQUIPMENT

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; Google Suite;

Adobe Photoshop; Audacity; Final Draft Pro; iMovie; Zoom;

Good working knowledge of Finale Music; QLab

OCCUPATIONAL

Makeup Artistry, Graphic/Web Design, Directing, Stage Mgmt.

MISCELLANEOUS

Cricket Whistling, Female/Celebrity Impersonation, Driving (Auto)

 

"THAT IS a picture of a person i don't know."

Christopher Michaels with Beard
Christopher Michaels with Beard
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Christopher Michaels Character
Christopher Michaels Character
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Christopher Michaels - Commercial
Christopher Michaels - Commercial
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Christopher Michaels - Serious
Christopher Michaels - Serious
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Christopher Michaels - Shaved
Christopher Michaels - Shaved
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Christopher Michaels - Commercial
Christopher Michaels - Commercial
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"SO mANY FACes all around and here we go..."

LeFou - Disney's Beauty and the Beast
LeFou - Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Arizona Broadway Theatre Directed by Clayton Phillips

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LeFou - Disney's Beauty and the Beast
LeFou - Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Arizona Broadway Theatre Directed by Clayton Phillips

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LeFou - Disney's Beauty and the Beast
LeFou - Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Arizona Broadway Theatre Directed by Clayton Phillips Makeup Design and Application by Christopher Michaels

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LeFou - Disney's Beauty and the Beast
LeFou - Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Arizona Broadway Theatre Directed by Clayton Phillips

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Cast of Junie B. Jones
Cast of Junie B. Jones

Arizona Broadway Theatre Directed by Tim Shawver

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Porter - The Wrong Box
Porter - The Wrong Box

Industry Reading National Opera America Center Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Chris Hlinka

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Porter - The Wrong Box (Rehearsal)
Porter - The Wrong Box (Rehearsal)

Visceral Entertainment Theatre for the New City Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin

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The Wrong Box
The Wrong Box

Visceral Entertainment Theatre for the New City Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin

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Porter - The Wrong Box
Porter - The Wrong Box

Visceral Entertainment Theatre for the New City Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin

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Choir - The Christians
Choir - The Christians

Playwrights Horizons, NYC Written by Lucas Hnath Directed by Les Waters Music Supervision by David Dabbon

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Boris - The Nose
Boris - The Nose

World Premiere Midtown International Theatre Festival Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Lacy Riley

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Chief Crookakoff - The Nose
Chief Crookakoff - The Nose

World Premiere Midtown International Theatre Festival Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Lacy Riley

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Chief Crookakoff - The Nose
Chief Crookakoff - The Nose

Visceral Entertainment & The Master Theater Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin

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Boris - The Nose
Boris - The Nose

Visceral Entertainment & The Master Theater Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin

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Boris - The Nose
Boris - The Nose

Visceral Entertainment & The Master Theater Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin

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Chief Crookakoff - The Nose
Chief Crookakoff - The Nose

Visceral Entertainment & The Master Theater Book, Music, & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Michael Chase Gosselin

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The Baker - Yosef: An Epic New Musical
The Baker - Yosef: An Epic New Musical

Born Entertainment & The Master Theater Book & Lyrics by Zvika Bornstein & Stuart Rappaport Music by Gad Elbaz Directed by Zvika Bornstein

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The Baker - Yosef: An Epic New Musical (Advertisment)
The Baker - Yosef: An Epic New Musical (Advertisment)

Born Entertainment & The Master Theater Book & Lyrics by Zvika Bornstein & Stuart Rappaport Music by Gad Elbaz Directed by Zvika Bornstein

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Cast of The Nose
Cast of The Nose

First Industry Reading Book, Music & Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Andrew Willis-Woodword

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Terry - The Commuters
Terry - The Commuters

First Industry Reading Across A Crowded Room at Lincoln Center Book by Gil Varod Music by Caleb Damschroder Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant Directed by Gil Varod

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Casper - Casper, the Not-So-Friendly Ghost
Casper - Casper, the Not-So-Friendly Ghost

World Premiere Written by Domenic Servidio Directed by Christopher Anthony Ferrer Awarded Best Play at the 2015 Strawberry Theatre Festival in NYC

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Introducing Instant Discoveries
Introducing Instant Discoveries

National Commercial MyHeritage.com

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Introducing Instant Discoveries
Introducing Instant Discoveries

National Commercial MyHeritage.com

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Simon - Neverland: The LARP Sitcom
Simon - Neverland: The LARP Sitcom

Pilot Episode Pr1nc3ps Productions Written and Directed by Robert Paul Verdi

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Simon - Neverland: The LARP Sitcom
Simon - Neverland: The LARP Sitcom

Pilot Episode Pr1nc3ps Productions Written and Directed by Robert Paul Verdi

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Simon - Neverland: The LARP Sitcom
Simon - Neverland: The LARP Sitcom

Pilot Episode Pr1nc3ps Productions Written and Directed by Robert Paul Verdi

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Simon - Neverland: The LARP Sitcom
Simon - Neverland: The LARP Sitcom

Pilot Episode Pr1nc3ps Productions Written and Directed by Robert Paul Verdi

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Loverly Quartet - My Fair Lady
Loverly Quartet - My Fair Lady

Broward Stage Door Theatre Directed by Michael Leeds Choreography by Dave Campbell

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Mr. Gatch - How To Succeed
Mr. Gatch - How To Succeed

The Caldwell Theatre, FL Directed and Choreographed by K.D. Smith

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Mr. Gatch - How To Succeed
Mr. Gatch - How To Succeed

The Caldwell Theatre, FL Directed and Choreographed by K.D. Smith

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Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Rising Action Theatre Book, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff Directed by Andy Rogow Music Direction by Eric Alsford

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Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Rising Action Theatre Book, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff Directed by Andy Rogow Music Direction by Eric Alsford

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Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Rising Action Theatre Book, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff Directed by Andy Rogow Music Direction by Eric Alsford

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Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Rising Action Theatre Book, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff Directed by Andy Rogow Music Direction by Eric Alsford

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Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
Nathan - Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Rising Action Theatre Book, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff Directed by Andy Rogow Music Direction by Eric Alsford

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Emory - The Boys in the Band
Emory - The Boys in the Band

Rising Action Theatre Directed by Michael Leeds

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Alan - Bare: A Pop Opera
Alan - Bare: A Pop Opera

Broward Center for the Performing Arts Directed by Andrew Fiacco Music Direction by Eric Alsford

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The Financial Follies
The Financial Follies

Industrial Musical Directed by Laura Josepher

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The Financial Follies
The Financial Follies

Industrial Musical Directed by Laura Josepher

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The Financial Follies
The Financial Follies

Industrial Musical Directed by Laura Josepher

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"WHAT'S THE BUZZ...?"

    THE BOYS IN THE BAND    

"Michaels' effeminate Emory is the gay-man-as-fireball, a screaming comet of wicked glee. I would be perfectly pleased to never hear another gay man call his fellows 'Mary so long as I live, but the way Michaels does it makes me want to join a sorority."

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"Each actor gets a moment, or many, to shine... For example, Emory (the very funny Christopher Michaels) is flamboyantly campy as he refers to the other guests as 'she' or 'Mary'."  

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                THRILL ME               

"Michaels admirably goes back and forth from the lower-voiced, mature man of 53 at the 1958 parole hearing to the youthful 19-year-old Leopold of 1924. Michaels gives a wonderful performance riding Leopold's emotional roller coaster throughout the show. His need for Loeb is raw, his romantic fervor for him made palpable by the longing and injured looks cast at Bryan C. Ortega's Loeb."

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"Michaels' Leopold is flat-out addicted to Loeb. Nothing else, not even murder, matters to him... And there is a twist just after the two 'superior' killers are caught, one that Michaels handles with just the right amount of relish."  

    TOP GUN: THE MUSICAL    

"Christopher Michaels is a Mario Cantone clone who steals the show!"

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"Michaels is a pleasure to watch. His performance injects his character with some personality and back-story, transcending the Iceman role to show the actor playing the character as a world-weary theatre gypsy who’s seen many big breaks fall through. He’s especially funny when he’s trying to introduce a little homoerotic bromance into the storyline. Ironically, Michaels stepped in for an ailing actor, and only had six hours of rehearsal before opening night. He’s going to be replaced after opening weekend by another actor, who has a pretty big flight suit to fill."

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   BEAUTY AND THE BEAST   

"...there’s great support from Christopher Michaels as LeFou who, in both sight and sound, is a dead-ringer for his animated counterpart!"

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"Christopher Michaels is equally as hilarious as Gaston's comical sidekick LeFou... Michaels doesn't overplay LeFou broadly, which is a huge plus."

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"Michaels as Leopold inhabits his character, giving a strong performance, both dramatically and vocally. This is the more demanding role of the two as the script calls for his character to frequently change moods ― from young, lovestruck college boy to a 53-year old prisoner facing a parole board 34 years later. Michaels handles the task with skill and the transition is never choppy. His Leopold is immature, nervous and nerdy, but also likable."

                 THE NOSE                 

"But what truly makes this production enjoyable, more than anything else, is its cast of characters, brought to life by an ensemble of five compelling actors. Christopher Michaels delivers a highly delightful performance in the role of the comically blustering Police Chief!"

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