Paul Michael is pinching himself. This summer, he will be fulfilling his dream of working at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, understudying Ms. Blakk For President by Tarell Alvin McCraney and Tina Landau, directed by Ms. Landau. He is so grateful for the representation of this queer narrative and to be in the room with such literal geniuses that he has no time to be snarky. Come see and watch him smile the whole time.
This summer, Paul Michael begins teaching at Blue Door Collective, an actor-training haven that provides affordable, honest, good training. His class, BREAKING DOWN THE TEXT (To Get To Action), explores script analysis, acting as a craft, and probably a lot of laughter. Sign up here!
Under the genius direction of Mikael Burke, Paul Michael will be playing Vickie Versailles/Hunter Grimes in the world-premiere of At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen by The Story Theatre’s playwright-in-residence, Terry Guest! The show runs September 5—22, and Paul Michael will be in drag, so…I’ll let you decide.
In early 2020, Paul Michael will be working with the incomparable Windy City Playhouse, understudying the legendary queer work Boys in the Band. He’s so excited to play in the band!