Michael Cerveris Biography

 
Birth Place:
Bethesda, MD, USA
Gender: Male
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Michael Cerveris Biography

Birth Place: Bethesda, MD, USA
Gender: Male

Michael originated the role of Bruce Bechdel in Fun Home at the Public Theater, winning the 2015 Tony Award and the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actor. He received the Tony Award for his portrayal of John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, and Tony nominations for his roles in Evita, LoveMusik, Sweeney Todd, and The Who's Tommy. Other Broadway appearances include In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play), Hedda Gabler, Cymbeline, and Titanic. Known for his versatility as an actor, Cerveris also performed in Off-Broadway productions of King Lear, Macbeth, Nikolai and the Others, and Sondheim’s Road Show, among others, and brought his performance as Hedwig from Off Broadway to LA and London's West End. Cerveris has also appeared in many films and television series, including roles on the "The Good Wife," "Treme," and "Fringe." He has sung with the NY City Opera and the NY Philharmonic, and at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center to New Orleans' JazzFest and a tour playing guitar for Bob Mould. Cerveris has recorded two solo albums, Dog Eared and the upcoming Piety. His country band Loose Cattle recently released their live debut record, North of Houston.

Michael Cerveris Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Evita
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Evita
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, LoveMusik
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, LoveMusik
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, LoveMusik
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Sweeney Todd
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Sweeney Todd
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Assassins
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Assassins
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Actor - Musical
Michael Cerveris - , Tommy
 
Theatre World Awards - 1993 - Performance
Michael Cerveris, The Who's Tommy
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, The Who's Tommy

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