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Michael Rudko

 
Bio:
Broadway: Romeo & Juliet, Mary Stuart, The Best Man, Timon of Athens, Serious Money. International: Richard III (Bridge Project); We Are Not These Hands (D√ɬľsseldorfer Schauspielhaus); True West (Donmar Warehouse); Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar (Globe Theatre, London). Off-Broadway: Titus ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Romeo & Juliet, Mary Stuart, The Best Man, Timon of Athens, Serious Money. International: Richard III (Bridge Project); We Are Not These Hands (D√ɬľsseldorfer Schauspielhaus); True West (Donmar Warehouse); Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar (Globe Theatre, London). Off-Broadway: Titus ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Archbishop
Private Secretary
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Lord Montague
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Melvil
Count Aubespine
Earl of Shrewsbury (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Dr. Artinian
Additional Reporter / Hotel Staff
Sheldon Marcus (Standby)
  [Broadway]
1993
Second Senator
Sempronius (Understudy)
Apemantus (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1988
LIFFE Member and Trader
Jake Todd (Understudy)
Soat (Understudy)
Greville Todd (Understudy)
Grevett (Understudy)
Gleason (Understudy)
Frosby (Understudy)
Durkfeld (Understudy)
Duckett (Understudy)

Photos

Michael Rudko (obscured) and Dianne Wiest  Photo

Michael Rudko (obscured) and Dianne Wiest

From: 
Date:
05/17/2019
Michael Rudko (obscured) and Dianne Wiest Photo

Michael Rudko (obscured) and Dianne Wiest

From: 
Date:
05/17/2019
Rod McLachlan, Anthony Cochrane, Richard McCabe, Tony Ward, Judith Ivey, Rufus Wright Photo

Rod McLachlan, Anthony Cochrane, Richard McCabe, Tony Ward, Judith Ivey, Rufus Wright, Helen Mirren, Michael Rudko, Dakin Matthews, Jason Loughlin, Michael Elwyn, Geoffrey Beevers and Dylan Baker

From: 
Date:
03/06/2015
Rod McLachlan, Anthony Cochrane, Richard McCabe, Tony Ward, Judith Ivey, Rufus Wright Photo

Rod McLachlan, Anthony Cochrane, Richard McCabe, Tony Ward, Judith Ivey, Rufus Wright, Helen Mirren, Michael Rudko, Dakin Matthews, Jason Loughlin, Michael Elwyn, Geoffrey Beevers and Dylan Baker

From: 
Date:
02/24/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Archbishop

Private Secretary

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
Lord Montague

  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Production, 2012
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Melvil

Count Aubespine

Earl of Shrewsbury (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Dr. Artinian

Additional Reporter / Hotel Staff

Sheldon Marcus (Standby)

  [Broadway]
1993
Second Senator

Sempronius (Understudy)

Apemantus (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1988
LIFFE Member and Trader

Jake Todd (Understudy)

Soat (Understudy)

Greville Todd (Understudy)

Grevett (Understudy)

Gleason (Understudy)

Frosby (Understudy)

Durkfeld (Understudy)

Duckett (Understudy)

Michael Rudko Biography

Broadway: Romeo & Juliet, Mary Stuart, The Best Man, Timon of Athens, Serious Money. International: Richard III (Bridge Project); We Are Not These Hands (D√ɬľsseldorfer Schauspielhaus); True West (Donmar Warehouse); Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar (Globe Theatre, London). Off-Broadway: Titus Andronicus, As You Like It, Love√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Labor√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Lost, Henry V (TFANA); As You Like It, King Lear, Richard II (Public/NYSF), House for Sale (Transport Group). Regional: ART, Arena Stage, California Shakespeare, Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Folger, Geva, Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare, Old Globe, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Yale Rep, Wilma.




Michael Rudko News

Berkeley Rep Rounds Out 2019-20 Season Photo Berkeley Rep Rounds Out 2019-20 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 10, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that The Tale of Despereaux, a new musical, will join the 2019-20 season as its second special presentation solidifying the previously announced seven-show subscription season. Coming off a successful run at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it had its world premiere, The Tale of Despereaux, written and directed by PigPen Theatre Co. and co-directed by Marc Bruni, will begin previews at Berkeley Rep on Thursday, November 21, 2019 and run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Tickets will go on sale in early August exclusively to Berkeley Rep's 2019-20 season subscribers before being made available to the general public.

BWW Review: Dianne Wiest Brings On the Sun in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS Photo BWW Review: Dianne Wiest Brings On the Sun in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS
by Don Grigware - May 23, 2019

Theatre of the Absurd is offbeat and terribly entertaining, but you must have the right actors and skilled direction. Fine director James Bundy has dynamic actress Dianne Wiest in the role of Winnie in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days. With her consistently optimistic outlook crashing up against a cloudy world, laughs are guaranteed. Currently onstage at the MTF through June 30, the play will have audiences mesmerized by the dandy work of Miss Wiest and her partner Michael Rudko playing her husband Willie.

Photo Flash: Opening Night Of HAPPY DAYS At Mark Taper Forum Photo Photo Flash: Opening Night Of HAPPY DAYS At Mark Taper Forum
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2019

The Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's classic 'Happy Days' celebrated its opening night at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. See photos from the evening!

BWW Interview: Michael Rudko's One Lucky Actor, From Crowning Helen Mirren to Sparrin Photo BWW Interview: Michael Rudko's One Lucky Actor, From Crowning Helen Mirren to Sparring With Dianne Wiest
by Gil Kaan - May 18, 2019

Samuel Beckett's masterpiece HAPPY DAYS has already begun previews May 15, 2019 at the Mark Taper Forum, with Dianne Wiest taking center stage as Winnie, partially buried in the sand. Providing a foil for her non-stop, almost-soliloquy, Michael Rudko portrays Willie, Winnie's mostly unseen husband. Michael found some time to answer a few of my inquisitive queries.

Photo Flash: Dianne Wiest Stars In HAPPY DAYS At the Mark Taper Forum Photo Photo Flash: Dianne Wiest Stars In HAPPY DAYS At the Mark Taper Forum
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2019

The Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's classic 'Happy Days' has begun performances at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by James Bundy, the production features Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest('Hannah and Her Sisters,' 'Bullets Over Broadway') as Winnie and Michael Rudko as Willie. Currently in previews, 'Happy Days' will play at the Mark Taper Forum through June 30, 2019, with the opening set for May 22 at 8 p.m.

Berkeley Rep Announces Final Three Shows To Complete Its 2019-20 Season Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Final Three Shows To Complete Its 2019-20 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the three shows that complete the seven plays of its 2019-20 subscription season: the West Coast premiere of the critically acclaimed new drama White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks; the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Becky Nurse of Salem that was developed through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work; and Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days directed by James Bundy and starring two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest.

HAPPY DAYS Starring Dianne Wiest Begins Rehearsals in LA Photo HAPPY DAYS Starring Dianne Wiest Begins Rehearsals in LA
by Julie Musbach - Apr 25, 2019

The Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's classic "Happy Days" has begun rehearsals at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by James Bundy, the production features Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest("Hannah and Her Sisters," "Bullets Over Broadway") as Winnie.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by Alan Henry - Feb 8, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by Alan Henry - Feb 5, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by Alan Henry - Feb 4, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Michael Rudko Videos

BWW TV: SAINT JOAN Makes a Divine Return to Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night! VideoBWW TV: SAINT JOAN Makes a Divine Return to Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 26, 2018

'I feel so liberated,' said Condola Rashad following her opening night bow in Saint Joan. 'Stepping into this particular character's shoes has really done something for me as a person, not just as an actor.'

BWW TV: Condola Rashad Is on a Mission in Highlights from SAINT JOAN on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Condola Rashad Is on a Mission in Highlights from SAINT JOAN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2018

BroadwayWorld is bringing you a first look at MTC's powerful new production of Saint Joan, which opens on Broadway tonight at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day, March 8- Helen MIrren Receives a Royal Opening for THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2017

stufffOn this day in 2015, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren returned to Broadway with a stunning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The production nabbed two Tony Awards, one for Mirren in the Leading Actress in a Play category and the other for Featured Actor in a Play, taken home by Richard McCabe for his portrayal of Harold Wilson.

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with Nilo Cruz, Priscilla Lopez and More for McCarter's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

A priest is torn between two loves. Marcela (Hannia Guillen) and her Cuban-American family are struggling and Father Monroe (Raul Mendez) offers them warmth and kindness. Generosity blossoms into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical and romantic new play. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

VIDEO: THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Talks Being the 'Queen' of Broadway on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 21, 2015

Helen Mirren stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about being the Queen of Broadway in the critically acclaimed play THE AUDIENCE. Check out clips from the performance below!

VIDEO: THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Talks Meeting The Queen on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 31, 2015

THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren stopped by LIVE today and talked about meeting the Queen of England (and getting "Queenitis") with Kelly Ripa and co-host Mark Cuban.

VIDEO: THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Says Don't Call Her 'Sexy': 'It's Totally Overused'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 31, 2015

Helen Mirren stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about her new film 'Woman in Gold' and her starring role as Queen Elizabeth II in Broadway's THE AUDIENCE. Check out the appearance below!

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks THE AUDIENCE & More on 'Tonight Show'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 31, 2015

Helen talks to Jimmy about her adventures traveling on New York City trains while commuting to her Broadway play, THE AUDIENCE.

BWW TV: Long May She Reign! Helen Mirren & More Celebrate Opening Night of THE AUDIENCE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren returns to Broadway as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The production opened last night, March 8, 2015, and runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big night, and below, you can check out interviews with Mirren and the rest of the cast at the aftetr party!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE AUDIENCE with Neil Patrick Harris, Tyne Daly & More!
by TV - Red Carpets - Mar 9, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren returns to Broadway as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The production opened last night, March 8, 2015, and runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the night's biggest guests before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Tyne Daly, Taylor Hackford, David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris & more!


Michael Rudko Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Rudko been in?
Michael Rudko has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Rudko been in?
Michael Rudko has not appeared in the West End