Michael Rupert Biography
Michael Rupert won both a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his work in the revival of Sweet Charity. He created the role of Marvin in March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland. Other Broadway appearances have been in The Happy Time, Pippin, and City of Angels. Regionally he has played in Damn Yankees, Troupers, Working, and Leonard Bernstein's Mass.
He has made his debut as a composer with 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down (Drama Desk nomination), Strange Vacation and the upcoming Streets of America. He wrote the score and starred in the musical Mail at the Pasadena Playhouse, the Kennedy Center, and on Broadway.
Michael made his Off-Broadway directing debut with The Lunch Anxieties. Off-Off-Broadway he directed City for The Filling Station and two one-acts for The Threshold Theatre Company's Caught In The Act at HERE. He recently directed the musical Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story at the York Theatre.
Off-Broadway he has performed in: Elegies: A Song Cycle, Putting It Together, Falsettoland, March of the Falsettos, Ancient History, Festival, and Fragile: Handle With Care. Mr. Rupert's regional credits include: Charles Strouse's Real Men, Baby (20th Anniversay Cast at Paper Mill Playhouse), Life (x) 3, Adrift In Macao, Breaking and Entering, Merchant of Venice, In the Blue Room, Avow, Relativity, Brecht: Sacred and Profane, and Play With Fire.
Recent workshops/readings include Terrence McNally's new play Some Men and a new musical by Robert L. Freeman & Steven Lutvak entitled Campaign Of The Century.
On television he has had roles in: Law & Order, New York Undercover, All My Children, Big Brother Jake, Cheers, Outrage (Movie of the Week), No Place to Hide (Movie of the Week), Short Walk to Daylight (Movie of the Week), Alice, The Walton's, and One Life to Live.
He currently lives in NYC with his partner, Will Chafin. For more info on Michael please visit his website www.jrockingr.com.
Michael Rupert Awards and Nominations
|Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production|
|Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical|
|Michael Rupert , Falsettos|
|Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical|
|Michael Rupert , Sweet Charity|
|Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Music|
|Michael Rupert, Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down|
|Theatre World Awards - 1968 - Performance|
|Michael Rupert, The Happy Time|