updates and sample projects

2021 Summer:

Booked BILLIONS opposite Paul Giamatti...but I had a breakthrough Covid Infection just a few days before the shoot. YIKES! 

Our of town tryouts for Henry Box Brown. Greatful to have the opportunity to continue exploring the powerful role of Rev. James Smith. 

 

2021 Spring: 

Workshopping Henry Box Brown up in Maine - we are all quaranteened in a Bubble...Very grateful to be working on this amazing project during this challenging time. 

 

2021 Winter: 

WOMEN coming to theaters in May, distributed by Gravitas Ventures, where I play the lead role of professor Bradly Gilmore: 

Things beginning to pick up, lots of interviews for new projects, continuing to work on new scripts, including THE MIND OF JORDAN PETERSON. 

HENRY BOX BROWN  3 week workshop in a "bubble" scheduled for late winter/early spring, reprising role of Rev. James Smith.

Offered role in pilot in development. 

2020 

 

Begin mini tour of HENRY BOX BROWN, reprising role on Rev. James Smith, starting in Savannah, GA....

Shoot THE POLITICIAN for Netflix, directed by Tina Mabry, playing role of David Yancey. 

"The Pause" begins....

I focus on developing solo show about George M. Cohan, and writing/revisiting several scripts for stage and screen, including  one on the controversial intellectual Jordan Peterson, which I had started in 2019...


Participate in a virtual online performance of DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, with Fusion Theater Co.

Co-produce/narrate a holiday music video on the Christmas classic, 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. 

 

2019:

Shooting a Guest Star role opposite Mark Ruffalo on a new HBO series directed by Derek Cianfrance, I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE

Shooting a lead role in the feature  WOMEN, by Anton Sigurdsson

Guest Artist at Carnegie Hall with Concerti Sinfionetta

Reprised my role of abolishionist Reverend Jame Smith in the musical HENRY BOX BROWN at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, receiving even better reviews this year, as well as full houses. 

Two films wrapped, 1 TV show, THE DEUCE on HBO, playing opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal, one film showing at Sundance, and preparing now for another film...

Playing lead role in a new children's show in development. 

2018: Yikes, been so long! Here's what I can recall...

Four commercials, three TV shows, two films released, shot another, two theater projects, choreographed a children's pilot TV project, and did a new musical, HENRY BOX BROWN, at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, winning  Best Play for Social Impact. 

Spring 2017:

Announced: Indie film coming to PBS

this Fall, stay tuned...

Selected projects:

HOMING IN - Premiering at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival Paris, June 2017 

 

Funded by the Kevin Spacey Foundation. Written and Directed by Parker Hill (Tribeca Film Festival) and produced by Evan Ari Kelman of Lioneyes Pictures (Tribeca Film Festival) 

LA FOLIA - WINNER BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT - Manhattan film Festival 2017

 

By Adam Grannick of Filmelodic, with Photography by Mickey Lewitter

Fall 2016: 

Commercial -  by Daniel Miller of U Direct, for PRINTING HOUSE PRESS

Commercial - By Peyton Wilson of Chelsea, for COGNIZANT

THE HOUSE - by Wil Heins and Matthew Weinberg of Skitch TV. 

Other commercials for COACH and ONE VANDERBILT by NeyMarc Visuals

Spring/Summer 2016:

Please see Blog...lots of great stuff,

several commercials, film and theater...

New Project sponsored by the Kevin Spacey Foundation. 

Title role in 100th ANNIVERSARY OF PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN, directed by Olivier Award winner Jim Culleton at Symphony Space. 

Thomas Macdonagh in EASTER RISING 1916 by Jim Culleton at Symphony Space. 

 

Winter 2016: 

I play a deeply troubled priest who is compelled to make a decision that could change his life forever. The film is currently in post production. 

 

December 2015:

This year brought several commercials, new media projects, independent films, and the release of many others, including BRIDGE OF SPIES

(but my scene was cut in that one). 

 

This amazingly productive year also included two live productions, BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY at Symphony Space, where I portrayed Leopold Bloom as part of an amazing cast celebrating James Joyce's Ulysses, and the IEEE HONORS CEREMONY held at the Waldorf Astoria, toasting leaders in technology from across the globe. I created and performed the fictional character of Henry Chisholm, assistant to Thomas Edison (founder of what later became the IEEE), who traveled through time to honor the contributions of some

of our brightest humanitarian minds. 

 

 

Jan 2015:

 I'm collaborating on a theatrical concept spanning time and space for an international corporate event celebrating technology. I will also be creating the main character and my co-star will be an actual state-of-the-art humanoid robot. 

 

Dec 2014:

Portraying Seymour Durst in the upcoming HBO docudrama miniseries: THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST. Directed by Andrew Jarecki. 

 

Portraying John Hancock in INDEPENDENCE HALL , shot on location at the actual Independence Hall in Philadelphia

 

Nov 2014:

Portrayed Alexander Hamilton for the upcoming series Mysteries at the Castle on the Travel Channel. 

 

Oct 2014:

Shot featured role of the On-Camera Reporter on The Following (FOX) with Kevin Bacon.

 

Played the role of the Prison Chaplain for an upcoming episode of A Crime to Remember for Discovery ID, about the Bobby Greenlease kidnapping. 

 

September 2014:

Featured role  of Reporter opposite Tom Hanks, directed by Steven Spielberg.  Project slated for release in 2015. 

 

 

August 2014:

Just closed:

 THE IRONWORKERS' HAYRIDE 

Tour-de-force role of Milton in this enchanting, comedic two-hander chamber musical. set in 1911 California.

Book by Pulitzer Award winner, 

Robert Olen Butler

Music and lyrics by six-time Emmy Award winner, Lanny Meyers

Directed by Eric Michael Gillett 

 

Shot the Principal role of David in the indie  romcom IT HAD TO BE YOU, starring Cristin Milioti.  Directed by Sasha Gordon, Produced by Chris Columbus.

 

July 2014

I'm currently featured on the new CBS Drama MADAM SECRETARY, starring Tea Leoni. 

 

 

VIEW OTHER SAMPLE PROJECTS

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- Pieces of Paper: multimedia theater

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- The Usual Space: drama

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- I Want to Be a Dancin' Man

(performer/choreo/dir/producer)

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Michael Simon Hall

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La Folia
La Folia

Winner: Best Experimental Short: Manhattan Film Festival 2017. By Adam Grannick of Filmelodic Photography by Mickey Lewetter

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Michael Simon Hall tap dancing
Michael Simon Hall tap dancing

Michael Simon Hall tap dancing

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Michael Simon Hall

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