Michael O'Connell

Michael appeared in Telethon at Portland Playhouse. With Third Rail Rep, he has appeared in That Hopey Changey Thing, Penelope, Last of the Boys,The Lying Kind (for which he won a Drammy Award), A Skull in Connemara, Shining City, Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Number Three, The Pavilion, The Lonesome West, Dirty Story, and Recent Tragic Events (for which he also won a Drammy Award). Plays at Portland Center Stage include Much Ado about Nothing and Another Fine Mess; at Artists Rep include House and Garden, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Owen Meany Christmas Pageant, Art, The Weir, and Three Days of Rain; as well as The Homecoming at Profile Theatre and The Odd Couple at Clackamas Rep. New York plays include Leir Rex at La Mama; Pentecost, Five Points Theater; The Middle Watch, Theater Outrageous; and Lovers at the Players Club. Regional plays include A Christmas Carol, Two Gentleman of Verona, and Speed the Plow, UMKC; Suburbia,The Unicorn Theater; Taming of the Shrew, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival; and Of Mice and Men and Amulets Against the Dragon Forces,The Actors Theater of San Francisco. Michael is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework Associate Teacher, and teaches at Portland State University and privately throughout the community. MFA, University of Missouri at Kansas City.