Michael Arden Biography

Born and raised in Midland, Texas, Michael was trained at Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School before making his Broadway debut as Tom Sawyer in the 2003 Roundabout/Deaf West revival of "Big River." He has also appeared off-Broadway in "Bare: a Pop Opera," "Harold and Maude," "It's Only Life: The Songs of John Bucchino" and "Swimming in the Shallows." Michael returned to Broadway two years ago to star in the Twyla Tharp and Bob Dylan musical "The Times They Are A-Changin'." Michael is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. As a composer, he has worked with As You Like It and Easter Rising. In the summer of 2007, Michael was one of four Broadway performers who joined Barbra Streisand on her first European concert tour. Michael will next appear alongside Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in "Bride Wars," due in theaters January 9, 2009.