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Jacob (he/him pronouns) is a NYC-based transgender actor, specializing in musical theater and character roles. He lives in Brooklyn with his best friend, Mabel the cat, and his other best friend Amy. He grew up in New Jersey, where he took dance classes from a very young age. He began pursuing theater in high school--in 2014, he received the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein. He is aware this award doesn't hold much weight in his older age, but he still thinks it's neat. He studied at the Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Intensive Conservatory for acting, singing, dance, and improv. Jacob has been seen in both regional and NYC productions, most notably as Max in Hir at Island City Stage (dir. Andy Rogow), Milo in workshops for Q2 by James Lecesne and Ryan Amador at New York Stage & Film's Powerhouse In Residence (dir. James Lecesne), and for originating the roles of Jackson in workshops for Wonder Boy: A New Musical ?by J. Jarrett at The Dare Tactic (dir. Nina Roy) and Tony in both in workshops for and the Off-Broadway premier of #Adulting at St. Luke's Theatre (dir. Mika Kauffman). Jacob has also performed at various NYC venues, including Joe's Pub, The Duplex, and the Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center. He can be seen in the crowd on S4E14 of Madam Secretary if you look hard enough.

Jacob Michael STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Original Write Act Repertory's inaugural Pop-sical Festival Off Broadway Production, 2019
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Matthew Gasda's ZOOMERS Extends Run At The Brooklyn Center For Theatre REsearch


Fresh off a sold-out run at the Brooklyn Center for Theatre Research, Matthew Gasda's new play ZOOMERS is extending its off-off-Broadway run. 

ZOOMERS Resumes Performances in Brooklyn January 17th


Zoomers, the hit new play by Matthew Gasda, resumes performances on January 17th following its sold out run this fall. Zoomers subtly probes the moral and emotional nuances of Gen Z in their most offline moments. 

Alternative Duo FOREIGN AIR to Release New Album 'Hello Sunshine'


It is a deeply personal album with all the tracks written, recorded, produced, and engineered by the duo, Jesse Clasen and Jacob Michael. With the creative freedom of working on their own, they leaned into all their influences, from alternative rock anthems to experimental electronic-infused indie.

VIDEO: Alternative Duo Foreign Air Share Sinister Video For 'Night At The Zoo'


Hello Sunshine is comprised of 14-tracks, including singles “Anything’s Possible,” “Moving On,” “Your Touch,” “Hello Sunshine,” and “Shut Up And Show Me.” It is a deeply personal album with all the tracks written, recorded, produced, and engineered by the duo, Jesse Clasen and Jacob Michael, over the past two years. Watch the new music video!

Legacy Theatre To Present New Musical Adaptation Of PETER AND WENDY


Coming to the Legacy Theatre August 20-21 is Peter and Wendy, a new musical adaptation of the classic story featuring a collaboration between Legacy's Wheel Life Theatre Troupe and the renowned dance company, Pilobolus.

FOREIGN AIR Share Video for 'Your Touch'


They co-wrote the song with Chris Chu (The Morning Benders, POP ETC) and pulled in their friend Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Air, Beck) at the end to help finish the song sonically.

Ashley Blanchet, Sarah Beth Pfeifer and More to Perform at QUEERING THE CANON at Joe's Pub


Ring of Keys, the only national network of queer women, trans, and gender non-conforming professional artists working on and offstage in musical theatre, has announced the performer lineup for Queering the Canon.

WONDER BOY and SHAPESHIFTERS: Musical Theatre Factory Brings Queer Superheros To The Stage


On Wednesday January 23rd and Thursday, January 24th, Musical Theatre Factory will present a staged reading of Jacob Jarrett's latest musical Wonderboy.

RED BUCKET FOLLIES Raises $5,631,888 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS


Six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising erupted into two extraordinary performances of lighthearted parodies, inspiring calls-to-action and exceptional dance at this year's Red Bucket Follies. The show, which was performed December 9 and 10, 2019, celebrated the 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies that participated in fall fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW Flashback: THE ROSE TATTOO Takes Final Broadway Bow Today


As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed production of The Rose Tattoo today, December 8, after having played 27 preview performances and 63 regular performances.

Final Two Weeks to See Roundabout's THE ROSE TATTOO and SCOTLAND, PA


Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) will conclude its critically acclaimed fall productions, The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams, directed by Trip Cullman, and the new musical Scotland, PA featuring a book by Michael Mitnick and music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, on Sunday, December 8.

Wake Up With BWW 11/19: A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Opens at the Public, and More!


Today's top stories: A Bright Room Called Day opens at The Public, and more!

BWW TV: Watch Marisa Tomei & More in New Highlights from THE ROSE TATTOO on Broadway


Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Tony Award-winning play The Rose Tattoo, directed by Trip Cullman, is entering its final weeks of performances, The play will conclude its limited engagement on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W 42nd St.).

Full Cast Announced For Reading Of PAPER OR PLASTIC


As it prepares for its upcoming public reading on the campus of UC Davis, folk-rock musical Paper or Plastic has announced the full casting for the evening presentation produced by Ground & Field Theatre Festival and Bike City Theatre Company by special arrangement with The Jade/Anthony Company.

New Off-Broadway-Bound Musical PAPER OR PLASTIC Will Receive First Developmental Reading This December 


The Jade/Anthony Company proudly announces the first developmental reading for its new Off-Broadway bound musical, Paper or Plastic, which will be presented as part of the Ground & Field Theatre Festival (GFTF) at UC Davis by Bike City Theatre Company. The Off-Broadway production is set to open in fall 2020 with more details to be announced in the coming months. Sign up for email alerts at PaperMusical.com. 

BWW TV: Marisa Tomei & Company Celebrate Opening Night of THE ROSE TATTOO


Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opened earlier this week, on October 15, 2019, at the American Airlines Theatre.

Photo Coverage: THE ROSE TATTOO Company Celebrates Opening Night!


Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opened last night, October 15, 2019, at the American Airlines Theatre. 

Photo Coverage: On The Opening Night Red Carpet of THE ROSE TATTOO


Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opened last night, October 15, 2019, at the American Airlines Theatre. 

Review Roundup: Marisa Tomei Stars In Tennessee Williams' THE ROSE TATTOO - See What The Critics Are Saying!


Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight! Read the reviews!

BWW TV: Watch Broadway Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of THE ROSE TATTOO


Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight, October 15, 2019, at the American Airlines Theatre.

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