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Michael Berresse

 
Birth Place:
Holyoke, MA, USA
Bio:
Michael Berresse received an Obie Award and a Lucille Lortel nom. for his work on the Off-B'way production of [title of show] at the Vineyard. Familiar to many New York theatregoers as an actor, this year (fun fact) Michael had the unique opportunity of both portraying a Broadway ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 15, 1964 (57)

Birth Place: Holyoke, MA, USA

Bio:
Michael Berresse received an Obie Award and a Lucille Lortel nom. for his work on the Off-B'way production of [title of show] at the Vineyard. Familiar to many New York theatregoers as an actor, this year (fun fact) Michael had the unique opportunity of both portraying a Broadway ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2020
William Desmond Taylor
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Artie
Robert Altman
Bob Mackie
  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 2018
Bob Mackie
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse Production, 2014
Hilaire Jussac
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2012
Mickey Marcus
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Zach
  [Broadway]
Benefit Concert, 2005
Harry Bailey
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Giuseppe Naccarelli
  [West End]
London Production, 2001
Bill Calhoun/Lucentio
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Billy Flynn [Replacement]
Billy Flynn [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1997
Billy Flynn [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]
Fred Casely
Billy Flynn (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Harvey Yates
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Fred Casely
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Dancer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Dancer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1995
Dancer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1994
Peter Bentley, Jr. [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Bomber
Joe Hardy (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Crap Shooter Specialty [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1990
Russian Dancer
Ensemble
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Smudge [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1995
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Director & Choreographer
 
[New York, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2013]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director/Choreographer
Choreographer
Director
 
[New York, 2004]
Director/Choreographer

Photos

Michael Berresse Photo

Michael Berresse

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Date:
11/19/2021
Michael Berresse, Jeff Bowen Photo

Michael Berresse, Jeff Bowen

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Date:
11/17/2021
Michael Berresse, Jeff Bowen Photo

Michael Berresse, Jeff Bowen

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Date:
11/17/2021
Michael Berresse and Cast Photo

Michael Berresse and Cast

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02/20/2020
Daniel Zaitchik, Michael Berresse Photo

Daniel Zaitchik, Michael Berresse

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Date:
02/11/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2020
William Desmond Taylor

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Artie

Robert Altman

Bob Mackie

  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 2018
Bob Mackie

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse Production, 2014
Hilaire Jussac

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2012
Mickey Marcus

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Zach

  [Broadway]
Benefit Concert, 2005
Harry Bailey

Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Giuseppe Naccarelli

  [West End]
London Production, 2001
Bill Calhoun/Lucentio

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Billy Flynn [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1997
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Fred Casely

Billy Flynn (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Harvey Yates

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Fred Casely

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Dancer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Dancer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1995
Dancer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1994
Peter Bentley, Jr. [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Bomber

Joe Hardy (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Crap Shooter Specialty [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1990
Russian Dancer

Ensemble

Ensemble/Other Roles

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Smudge [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1995
Performer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Director & Choreographer

[New York, 2017]
Director

[West End, 2013]
Director

Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 2008]
Choreographer

Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director/Choreographer

Choreographer

Director

[New York, 2004]
Director/Choreographer

Michael Berresse Biography

Michael Berresse received an Obie Award and a Lucille Lortel nom. for his work on the Off-B'way production of [title of show] at the Vineyard. Familiar to many New York theatregoers as an actor, this year (fun fact) Michael had the unique opportunity of both portraying a Broadway director/choreographer as Zach in the current revival of A Chorus Line and being the genuine article a few stage doors down. B'way: The Light in the Piazza (Outer Critics Circle nom.); A Chorus Line; Kiss Me, Kate (Tony, Olivier, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire Award noms.); Chicago; The Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm; Damn Yankees; Guys and Dolls; Carousel; Fiddler on the Roof; A Wonderful Life (concert); Busker Alley (tour); Joseph…Dreamcoat (tour). Off-B'way: Forever Plaid, The Cocoanuts. Encores!: No, No, Nanette; Chicago; Call Me Madam; One Touch of Venus. Film: AI and the forthcoming State of Play. TV: "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Great Performances," "Live From Lincoln Center." So proud and grateful.

Michael Berresse Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2006 - Special Citations Gold Star
Michael Berresse, [title of show]
 
The Lortels - 2006 - Outstanding Choreographer
Michael Berresse, [title of show]
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Michael Berresse, The Light in the Piazza
 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Supporting Performance in a Musical or Entertainment
Michael Berresse, Kiss Me, Kate
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Michael Berresse, Kiss Me Kate
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Michael Berresse, Kiss Me, Kate

Michael Berresse News

Photos: TROUBLE IN MIND Opens On Broadway! Photo Photos: TROUBLE IN MIND Opens On Broadway!
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 19, 2021

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind opened on Broadway. Trouble in Mind is led by LaChanze as 'Wiletta Mayer,' with Michael Zegen as 'Al Manners,' Chuck Cooper as 'Sheldon Forrester,' Danielle Campbell as 'Judy Sears,' Jessica Frances Dukes as 'Millie Davis,' Brandon Micheal Hall as 'John Nevins,' Simon Jones as 'Henry,' Alex Mickiewicz as 'Eddie Fenton,' and Don Stephenson as 'Bill O'Wray.'

Photos: On the Red Carpet at CHICAGO's 25th Anniversary Performance Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at CHICAGO's 25th Anniversary Performance
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 17, 2021

Last night, Chicago on Broadway celebrated 25 years of Razzle Dazzle on Broadway with a special celebration.

CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF Starring Mimi Quillin to Premiere at the Mahaiwe Performin Photo CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF Starring Mimi Quillin to Premiere at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

The Fabulous Invalid (Jamie DuMont and Rob Russo) announced today that Call Fosse at the Minskoff, a new 90-minute solo play written and performed by Mimi Quillin, and directed by Michael Berresse, will premiere at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA) on October 15-16, 2021, at 7 p.m. 

Broadway Rose Announces Additional Live Performances For Analog & Vinyl Photo Broadway Rose Announces Additional Live Performances For Analog & Vinyl
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 2, 2021

Live performances are returning to Broadway Rose with Analog and Vinyl, a musical comedy about a record store owner, his not-so-secret admirer, and a mysterious stranger with a devilish offer. Performances begin on Thursday, July 8 and continue through August 1. Performances are held at The Broadway Rose New Stage located at 12850 SW Grant Avenue in Tigard. 

Broadway Rose Announces Live Performances For ANALOG & VINYL Photo Broadway Rose Announces Live Performances For ANALOG & VINYL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021

Live performances are returning to Broadway Rose with Analog and Vinyl, a musical comedy about a record store owner, his not-so-secret admirer, and a mysterious stranger with a devilish offer. Performances begin on Thursday, July 8 and continue through July 18.

New All-Digital Theatre Licensing Company UPROAR THEATRICS Announced Photo New All-Digital Theatre Licensing Company UPROAR THEATRICS Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

Uproar Theatrics, a new digital theatrical licensing company, has been created to transform how regional, school, stock, and amateur groups license plays and musicals.  Uproar Theatrics is expanding the theatrical pipeline to bring thrilling, fresh theatre to creators and audiences across America.

Listen: The Life and Career of Ann Reinking Celebrated on Latest Episode of THE FABUL Photo Listen: The Life and Career of Ann Reinking Celebrated on Latest Episode of THE FABULOUS INVALID Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021

In We Got Annie: Ann Reinking, co-hosts Jamie DuMont and Robert Russo continue their season-long theme of their 'favorite things' by paying tribute to the singular life and work of Broadway dancer, actor, choreographer, director, and Fosse muse Ann Reinking, who passed away in December 2020.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in M Photo Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2021

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, January 12- with Renee Fleming, Marty Thomas, and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, January 12- with Renee Fleming, Marty Thomas, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 12, 2021

Today (January 12) in live streaming: a Star Search reunion on Stars in the House, the Met celebrates Renee Fleming, and so much more!

VIDEO: Watch a STAR SEARCH Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Watch a STAR SEARCH Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 12, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a Star Search Reunion with Sam Harris, Marty Thomas, Penny Mealing and Michael Berresse.

Michael Berresse Videos

Must Watch: A CHORUS LINE Revival Cast Reunites In Quarantine! VideoMust Watch: A CHORUS LINE Revival Cast Reunites In Quarantine!
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2020

What started out as a fun project during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic quarantine on our private Facebook group evolved into something emotional, nostalgic, and uniquely unifying amidst a very dark and isolated period in humanity. Now, more than a decade after their closing night, 44 cast members of the Broadway revival of 'A Chorus Line' share what brought them all together 'again'. It was... 5, 6, 7, 8.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! MACK & MABEL VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! MACK & MABEL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2020

Performances begin tonight for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

BWW TV: Watch Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! MACK  VideoBWW TV: Watch Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! MACK & MABEL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2020

Kicking off the New York City Center Encores! season is Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

VIDEO: Cher Performs 'Waterloo' on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT VideoVIDEO: Cher Performs 'Waterloo' on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019

Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress, singer, and entertainment icon Cher took to the America's Got Talent stage during last night's finale with performance of 'Waterloo'!

Summer Flashback: A CHORUS LINE Opens on Broadway! VideoSummer Flashback: A CHORUS LINE Opens on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2019

A five, six, seven, eight! The legendary original production of A Chorus Line celebrates the 44th anniversary of its opening night this week. In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the opening of the show's revival featuring Tony Yazbeck, Jason Tam, Charlotte d'Amboise, and more! Check out the video to see what the show's cast did for love!

TBT: [TITLE OF SHOW] Becomes Part of It All on Opening Night! VideoTBT: [TITLE OF SHOW] Becomes Part of It All on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2019

This week, [title of show] celebrates eleven years since this original musical became part of it all on Broadway! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the show's opening night featuring Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Heidi Blickenstaff, and Susan Blackwell! Check out the video to see why the show is definitely more than nine people's favorite thing!

VIDEO: The Cast Of THE CHER SHOW Performs 'Believe' at the TONY AWARDS VideoVIDEO: The Cast Of THE CHER SHOW Performs 'Believe' at the TONY AWARDS
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

An abundance of Chers, led by Stephanie J. Block, with dazzling looks from throughout the pop icon's colorful career join together to salute the talented star during The Cher Show's performance at the 2019 Tony Awards.

VIDEO: First Look At NOW. HERE. THIS. At Studio Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look At NOW. HERE. THIS. At Studio Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2019

In May, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will continue its annual Summer Song Cycle Series with a collaborative work by Hunter Bell, Michael Berresse, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen and Larry Pressgrove. Now. Here. This. is the second musical written by this creative team.

VIDEO: THE CHER SHOW Cast Performs 'Song for the Lonely' on TODAY VideoVIDEO: THE CHER SHOW Cast Performs 'Song for the Lonely' on TODAY
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2019

The cast of the Tony-nominated musical "The Cher Show" hit the TODAY plaza this morning during their Best of Broadway Week with a live performance of "Song for the Lonely."

VIDEO: THE CHER SHOW's Youngest Cher, Micaela Diamond, Discusses Being on Broadway at VideoVIDEO: THE CHER SHOW's Youngest Cher, Micaela Diamond, Discusses Being on Broadway at Age 19, Trading College for The Stage
by Paul Smith - Apr 23, 2019

The beat goes on for Micaela Diamond, making her Broadway debut as Babe, the youngest Cher in The Cher Show. At just 19 years old, she has already taken the theatre scene by storm, opening a show on Broadway and being on a newly released cast recording. Diamond invited Inside Edition into her life, showing them what a regular day is like for her.


Michael Berresse Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Berresse been in?
Michael Berresse has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Berresse been in?
Michael Berresse has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Michael Berresse's first West End show?
Michael Berresse's first West End show was Kiss Me, Kate which opened in 2001

What awards has Michael Berresse been nominated for?
Special Citations (Obie Awards) for [title of show] , Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for [title of show] , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Light in the Piazza , Best Supporting Performance in a Musical or Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kiss Me Kate and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate .

What awards has Michael Berresse won?
Special Citations (Obie Awards) for [title of show].