Michael McNamara

          Michael has been acting since the age of six in (mostly) amateur theatre and film. He grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and attended Andover High School, where he had the opportunity to explore his passion for theatre. Notable high school productions include roles in The Dining Room, and The Chopin Playoffs, and he also served as an assistant director and producer of the semi-final round of the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Festival. He received two awards for excellence in acting from the Guild. After high school, Michael continued to pursue his passion for the arts at Emerson College, where he majored in theatre studies and performed at Emerson and around the Boston community in The Laramie Project,Edward Albee’s The Goat or Who is Sylvia?. and the inaugural performance of Anne and Emmett, under the direction of Obie Award winner Robbie McCauley. He also worked in several student films and explored new passions for writing and directing. He is pursuing a career in talent representation and casting, and is currently interning at Dava Waite Peaslee Casting in Los Angeles.

Michael McNamara

978-835-8332 / michael_mcnamara@emerson.edu

                                                                                                                                                      

Theatre

The Hundred Dresses               Jack Beggles      Cutler Majestic Theatre (dir. Robert Colby)

Anne and Emmett                     Chorus                  Greene Theatre (dir. Robbie McCauley)

The Void                                       Narrator               Cabaret Theatre

The Laramie Project                Doc O’Connor,     Incendiary Theatre Ensemble

                                                         Rev. Phelps, et al.

Our Country’s Good                Harry Brewer,    Collins Center for the Performing Arts

                                                         John Arscott    

The Dining Room                      Actor #2               Collins Center for the Performing Arts

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?   Billy                       Incendiary Theatre Ensemble

The Lottery                                  Jack Wilkins       Collins Center for the Performing Arts

The General of Hot Desire      Seth                       Collins Center for the Performing Arts

The Chopin Playoffs                 Stanley Rosen   Collins Center for the Performing Arts

Television/film

Punch Drunk Love                    Lead                  Emerson Student Film

Sideways                                  Lead                  Emerson Student Film

Serealist Art                             Lead                  Emerson Student Film

Perception                                Lead                  Emerson Student Film

Training

BA Theatre Studies, Acting Emphasis (expected 2010)     

Emerson College

Acting: Business of Acting (Brad Lemack), Acting for the Camera (Kay Cole), Dialects (Amelia Broome), Stage Combat (Ted Hewlett), Acting for the Camera (Ken Cheeseman), Ensemble (Robbie McCauley), Scene Study (David Krasner), Voice/Text (Amelia Broome), Improvisation (Ken Cheeseman), Movement (Sarah Hickler), Song Performance (Julie Paige), Scene Study (Julie Paige)

Special Skills

yoga, distance running, Southern and Proper British dialects, stage combat, drivers licence, valid passport, saying words backwards

Personal

Height: 6’         Weight: 160

Hair:Red           Eyes: Green

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