Bio

SAG-AFTRA, AEA

MICHAEL KIRBY is an actor, producer and voice over artist. He is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Company in Los Angeles and a founding member of the Andak Theatre Company (LA), Michael has performed both onstage, onscreen and in voce overs since he was a teenager. Most recently, he stars in the short films Stakes and Lou currently in post production. He has appeared with leading roles in two feature films from Director Ryan Denmark, including Chase The Slut (official pick of the Edinburg Film Festival) and Hell’s Heart (premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival). Other film and television appearances include Connected, Passing Normal, Benevolence, PBS’ Rickover: Birth of Nuclear Power and Fox’s Boston Public. He is currently producing 2 films, the short AC written by Heather Older and the feature Cat Came Back written by Dylan Jones. He has recorded several radio plays for LA Theatre Works and is producing audio books for Amazon and iTunes. Michael has performed at many theatres across the US, including off-Broadway with Epic Theatre Ensemble and multiple shows at The Mark Taper Forum (most recently Bent by Director Moisés Kaufman). Through his work with the award-winning LA Theatre Works, Michael toured the country performing on stage and in studio radio plays. He also worked at The Old Globe in San Diego, including past work with Tony award-winning directors Darko Tresnjak and Pam Mackinnon, as well as at Syracuse Stage, The Barnstormers Theatre and The Laguna Playhouse (Tickled Pink written by and co-starring Rita Rudner). This spring Michael will appear at the opening of Antaeus’ new theatre in Glendale (CA) in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Cameron Watson. He is the grandson of MGM contract actor and Canadian Figure Skating Champion Michael Kirby.

Video

Michael produced and co wrote the film Stakes with writer/director Ryan Denmark. See it now above. 
A parental negotiation-comedy
The trailer for Hell’s Heart written and directed by Ryan Denmark.
Click the link for the official website of the film

News

Producing

Michael is currently in pre production for the comedy short film AC written by Heather Older and directed by Sonia Sebastian. He is also producing the feature film Cat Came Back written by the talented Dylan Jones, about 4 sisters with 3 different Mothers and one Dad who gave them all different marching orders.

Résumé

Film & Television

Hell’s Heart           LeadThird Star Films
Admiral Rickover: Nuclear Power    Guest StarPBS
BenevolenceSupportingTreo Pictures
Boston PublicRecurringDavid E. Kelly
ConnectedLeadSetec Films
Chase the SlutLeadThird Star Films
Passing NormalSupportingPolite Pictures

Theatre

Off Broadway

Richard III: Born With Teeth
Rivers/Richmond
Epic Theatre Ensemble/ Ron Russell
OthelloRoderigo
Epic Theatre Ensemble/ Ron Russell

New York

The Belle’s Stratagem*
Doricourt
Pearl Theater Company/ JR Sullivan
Merry Wives of Windsor (Terrace)
Dr. Caius
Brave New World Rep/ John Morgan
Jester’s DeadGoosethe PIT/ Tamara Fisch
Speaking To the Dead**
BrandonTheatre Lab/ Sharon Fogerty
Romeo and Juliet
MercutioHip to Hip/ Jason Marr
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
DemetriusHip to Hip/ Jason Marr
Epicene or the Silent Woman
Dauphine(re)Directions/ Tom Berger

Regional

Bent
Kapo/Lieutenant (u/s)
Mark Taper Forum/Moisés Kaufman
Henry IV, Part 1
Prince Hal
Antaeus/ Michael Murray
What The Butler Saw
Nick/ Match (u/s)
Mark Taper Forum/ John Tillinger
The Glass Menagerie
Jim O’Connor
Syracuse Stage/ Tim Bond
Tickled Pink**
Mitch Putnam
Laguna Playhouse/ Martin Bergman
Leading Ladies
Leo Clark
Barnstormers Theatre/ Clayton Phillips
School of Night
Kit Marlow
Mark Taper Forum/ Bill Alexander
The American Plan
Gil Harbison
Old Globe/ Kim Rubenstein
Romeo and Juliet
Benvolio/ Romeo (u/s)
Old Globe/ Rick Seer
Merry Wives of Windsor
Bardolf/ Fenton (u/s)
Old Globe/ Paul Mullins
Two Gentlemen of Verona
ThurioOld Globe/ Matt August
The Four of Us**
Benjamin (u/s)
Old Globe/ Pam MacKinnon
Hamlet
Player Queen, Francisco
Old Globe/ Darko Tresnjak
The Goat or Who is Sylvia
Billy (u/s)
Mark Taper Forum/ Warner Shook
Berkley Square
Peter Standish
East Lynn Theatre/ Gayle Stahlhuth
A Tale of Charles Dickens**
Beard, Brixy, Pockets
LA Theatre Works/ Paul Lazerus
Don Juan
Octavio, Fabio
Siglo de Oro Festival/ Anne McNaughton
Chekov x 4
Yakov, Ensemble
Antaeus/ Sabin Epstein

* Reading
**World Premier

Training

MFA Old Globe/USD Professional Actor Training Program: 
Rick Seer, Sabin Epstien, Jan Gist, Johnathan McMurtry, Patrick Page, 

BA Cal State Fullerton: 
Svetlana Efremova, Dan Kern, Donn Finn, Jim Volz

Lesly Kahn’s Comedy Intensive

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts: 
Shakespeare Program

USC BFA Acting Program: 1  Year

Scene Study: Dakin Matthews, Alfred Molina, Nike Doukas, Jeanie Hackett, Rich Cole, Peter Henry Schroder

Improv: Upright Citizens Brigade/ The Groundlings

Special Skills

Dialects: British(Standard/Cockney), New York, Irish, Southern, Italian, French

Stage Combat: Fight choreographer 

Volleyball, Baseball, Billiards, Yoga, Bodybording, Snowbording, Bicycle Riding

Contact

Representation


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