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Michael Shannon

 
Bio:
Two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon is making his mark working with many of the industry's most honored talents and treading the boards in the world's most respected theatres. Recently, Shannon starred in the Academy Award-winning Shape of Water. He has appeared opposite Andrew Garfield ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon is making his mark working with many of the industry's most honored talents and treading the boards in the world's most respected theatres. Recently, Shannon starred in the Academy Award-winning Shape of Water. He has appeared opposite Andrew Garfield ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
TFANA's Off-Broadway Production, 2021
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
Johnny
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Broadway Revival, 2016
James Tyrone Jr.
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Neighbour
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 2010
Felix Artifex
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2009
Stage Manager [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Danny
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Peter Evans
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Chris Smith
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1972
Chad
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Ralph Austin [Replacement]

Photos

Logan Dewitt, Lisa Dozier, Michael Shannon, Amanda Nicastro Photo

Logan Dewitt, Lisa Dozier, Michael Shannon, Amanda Nicastro

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03/22/2022
Kate Arrington, Michael Shannon Photo

Kate Arrington, Michael Shannon

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Date:
10/18/2021
Kate Arrington, Michael Shannon Photo

Kate Arrington, Michael Shannon

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Date:
10/18/2021
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Michael Shannon Photo

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Michael Shannon

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Date:
01/31/2020
Michael Shannon, Brian Stokes Mitchell  Photo

Michael Shannon, Brian Stokes Mitchell

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Date:
01/31/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
TFANA's Off-Broadway Production, 2021
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
Johnny

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Broadway Revival, 2016
James Tyrone Jr.

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Neighbour

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 2010
Felix Artifex

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2009
Stage Manager [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Danny

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Peter Evans

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Chris Smith

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1972
Chad

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Ralph Austin [Replacement]

Michael Shannon Biography

Two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon is making his mark working with many of the industry's most honored talents and treading the boards in the world's most respected theatres. Recently, Shannon starred in the Academy Award-winning Shape of Water. He has appeared opposite Andrew Garfield in 99 Homes, and co-starred with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld. Shannon has also starred in The Night Before opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Lizzy Caplan, and Jeff Nichol's Midnight Special opposite Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton and Sam Shepard. Shannon's previous collaborations with Nichols include Take Shelter, for which he received a 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor; as well as the films Mud and Shotgun Stories. Shannon has also starred in Siofra Campbell's The Price opposite Noomi Rapace, Werner Herzog's Salt and Fire, Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon, Matthew M. Ross' Frank and Lola opposite Imogen Poots, and Untitled Joshua Marston Project, co-starring opposite Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates and Danny Glover. Most notably, Shannon made his mark in an Oscar-nominated supporting role in Revolutionary Road, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates. With over forty roles in film, Shannon's credits include John McNaughton's The Harvest, Jake Paltrow's The Young Ones, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, Ariel Vromen's The Iceman, David Koepp's Premium Rush, Liza Johnson's Return, Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher, Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways, Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done and Bad Lieutenant, Sydney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, William Friedkin's Bug, Curtis Hanson's Lucky You, Michael Bay's Bad Boys II, Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile, David McNally's Kangaroo Jack, Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, John Waters' Cecil B. DeMented, Noah Buschel's The Missing Person and Shana Feste's The Greatest. For all his roles on screen, Shannon maintains a connection to theatre. In 2012, Shannon appeared opposite Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, and Kate Arrington in Grace at the Cort Theatre, for which he was nominated for a 2013 Distinguished Performance Drama League Award. In 2010, he led Craig Wright's Off-Broadway play, Mistakes Were Made, at the Barrow Street Theater, which earned him an Outstanding Lead Actor Lortel Award nomination, an Outstanding Actor in a Play Drama Desk Award nomination, an Outstanding Solo Performance Outer Critics Award nomination, and a Distinguished Performance Drama League Award nomination. Shannon also starred in Roundabout Theatre Company's Long Day's Journey Into Night, earning a Tony Award nomination. Additional theatre credits include Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep Theatre), Our Town(Barrow Street Theatre), Lady (Rattlestick Theatre), The Metal Children (Vineyard Theatre), The Little Flower of East Orange (Public Theatre), The Pillowman and Man From Nebraska (Steppenwolf Theatre), Bug (Barrow Street Theatre, Red Orchid Theatre and Gate Theatre), Mr. Kolpert and The Killer (Red Orchid Theatre), Killer Joe (SoHo Playhouse, Next Lab Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre), The Idiot (Lookingglass Theatre) and Woyzeck (Gate Theatre). On television, Shannon's credits include Martin Scorsese's HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire," co-starring Steve Buscemi and Kelly MacDonald.

Michael Shannon Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Michael Shannon, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Michael Shannon, Grace
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Michael Shannon, Mistakes Were Made
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Michael Shannon, Mistakes Were Made
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Michael Shannon, Mistakes Were Made
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance Gold Star
Michael Shannon, Bug
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Michael Shannon, Bug

Michael Shannon News

Cynthia Nixon, Kelli O'Hara & More to Take Part in WALL TO WALL SELECTED SHORTS Photo Cynthia Nixon, Kelli O'Hara & More to Take Part in WALL TO WALL SELECTED SHORTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

Symphony Space will present Wall to Wall Selected Shorts, a monumental celebration of short fiction, March 26 in Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharp theater in New York City (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).

Photos: Inside Opening Night of LITTLE GIRL BLUE at New World Stages Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of LITTLE GIRL BLUE at New World Stages
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2022

Little Girl Blue, the musical inspired by the life of Nina Simone, is now playing at New World Stages. The musical, written and starring Laiona Michelle (Amazing Grace, Book of Mormon, American Hero), began previews on Saturday, March 5th.

Eric Bogosian Joins Cast of ANNE RICE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Photo Eric Bogosian Joins Cast of ANNE RICE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
by Michael Major - Mar 17, 2022

Eric Bogosian has been cast in Anne Rice‚Äôs Interview with the Vampire as ‚ÄúDaniel Molloy,‚ÄĚ a journalist nearing the end of his career who‚Äôs given a second chance at the interview of a lifetime. Based on Anne Rice‚Äôs novel, the series follows Louis de Pointe, Lestat De Lioncourt and Claudia‚Äôs epic story of love, blood and the perils of immortality.

The University of Hawai'i at MńĀnoa To Host Free Webinar with Intimacy Director Clair Photo The University of Hawai'i at MńĀnoa To Host Free Webinar with Intimacy Director Claire Warden
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

The¬†University of Hawai'i at MńĀnoa's Department of Theatre and Dance is sponsoring a free public webinar with¬†Claire Warden¬†of¬†Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC)¬†about best practices in intimacy safety for theatre, television, and film. Warden‚Äôs talk, titled ‚ÄúBuilding a Consent Based Workspace: The Fundamentals of Intimacy Direction/Coordination,‚ÄĚ will introduce the concept of Intimacy Direction, a growing artistic practice to promote psychological and physical safety in the performing arts.

Range Media Partners Enters Into Strategic Partnership With A+E Networks Photo Range Media Partners Enters Into Strategic Partnership With A+E Networks
by Michael Major - Mar 4, 2022

Founded in 2020, Range Media Partners represents a formidable roster of clients from all sectors of the entertainment business, including Emilia Clarke, Bradley Cooper, Benicio Del Toro, Gabrielle Union, Tom Hardy, Vince Vaughn, Naomi Ackie, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Jerrod Carmichael, Stephan James, Anna Kendrick, Shailene Woodley, Jack Harlow, and more.

Spectrum Renews #1 Series JOE PICKETT for Second Season Photo Spectrum Renews #1 Series JOE PICKETT for Second Season
by Michael Major - Feb 9, 2022

Based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book series by C.J. Box, JOE PICKETT has become the most viewed program in Spectrum Originals’ history. Season One followed a dedicated game warden (Michael Dorman) and his family as they navigated the shifting socio-political climate of a small rural town on the verge of economic collapse.

Jeff Wilbusch Joins New Peacock Series THE MISSING Photo Jeff Wilbusch Joins New Peacock Series THE MISSING
by Michael Major - Nov 8, 2021

Wilbusch will play Avraham Avraham, an NYPD detective with the 77th precinct, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. The series follows Detective Avraham: Guided by a deep sense of religious principles, Avraham is left to question his own humanity when the investigation is turned upside down.

John Gallagher Jr, Michael Shannon & Emma Roberts Join ABANDONED Photo John Gallagher Jr, Michael Shannon & Emma Roberts Join ABANDONED
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2021

The plot follows a mother (Emma Roberts), father (John Gallagher Jr.), and their infant son as they move into a remote farmhouse, which harbors a dark, haunting history. As they begin to uncover their home's past, the mother’s fragility escalates to a state of psychosis that jeopardizes their family's safety.

Alysia Reiner, EboŇĄee Noel, Sonal Shah & More to Take Part in Upcoming 24 HOUR PLAYS Photo Alysia Reiner, EboŇĄee Noel, Sonal Shah & More to Take Part in Upcoming 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021

 The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will return on Tuesday, October 26th, with an all new series of unforgettable performances. Thirteen actors have been paired with writers who have crafted unique pieces especially for them. From 6 PM until 10 PM, new monologues will be published every 15 minutes.  

BWW Interview: Director/Psychiatrist David W. Callander Full-Circling With A PERECT G Photo BWW Interview: Director/Psychiatrist David W. Callander Full-Circling With A PERECT GANESH
by Gil Kaan - Oct 19, 2021

Campus Cabaret’s artistic director and co-founder David W. Callander thought long and hard in considering Terrence McNally’s A PERFECT GANESH as their first production post-pandemic (opening October 29th at The Pico). David had the opportunity to see the very first production of A PERFECT GANESH back in 1993 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. “It's a play that stayed with me for many, many years.

Michael Shannon Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for NINE PERFECT STRANGERS on Hulu VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for NINE PERFECT STRANGERS on Hulu
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2021

Watching over them during this ten-day retreat is the resort's director Masha (Nicole Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine ‚Äúperfect‚ÄĚ strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Reflects on a Year Without Broadway on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEY VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Reflects on a Year Without Broadway on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2021

Audra McDonald discusses a year without Broadway, gushes about the star-studded cast of The Good Fight and shares her experience meeting Aretha Franklin.

VIDEO: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans Star in New Trailer for KNIVES OUT VideoVIDEO: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans Star in New Trailer for KNIVES OUT
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2019

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick,Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. 

VIDEO: See Chris Evans, Daniel Craig the Trailer for Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT VideoVIDEO: See Chris Evans, Daniel Craig the Trailer for Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2019

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. 

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks the Nudity in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks the Nudity in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2019

Audra McDonald was a guest on Thursday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about starring on Broadway in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. During the interview, McDonald talks about being nude on stage and where the intimacy in the show really is.

VIDEO: Legendary Playwright, Librettist Terrence McNally Accepted his 2019 Lifetime A VideoVIDEO: Legendary Playwright, Librettist Terrence McNally Accepted his 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

As part of the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, legendary playwright and librettist Terrence McNally was honored with one of the Lifetime Achievement Award. A revival of his play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is currently on Broadway, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon. Watch Terrence McNally accept his 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award here.

BWW TV: James Corden Teases What in Store for the Tony Awards! VideoBWW TV: James Corden Teases What in Store for the Tony Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2019

Stars from stage and screen will take center stage at the 2019 Tony Awards, on CBS on Sunday, June 9th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay), when they broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. What does Corden have in store for the big night? We stopped by Radio City Music Hall this morning to find out!

BWW TV: Audra McDonald, Michal Shannon & More Celebrate Opening of FRANKIE AND JOHNNY VideoBWW TV: Audra McDonald, Michal Shannon & More Celebrate Opening of FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by TV - Opening Night Special - May 30, 2019

Last night, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune celebrated opening night, ahead of tonight's official opening. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and we're taking you inside the celebration below!

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 28- Terrence McNally Talks MOTHERS AND SONS VideoVIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 28- Terrence McNally Talks MOTHERS AND SONS
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2019

Terrence McNally has had a remarkably far-ranging career, including at least one new work on Broadway in each of the last six decades.

BWW TV: Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon Talk FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE VideoBWW TV: Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon Talk FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 19, 2019

The new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starring Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald and two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, directed by Obie Award winner Arin Arbus, will play the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Broadway. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will begin previews on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and open officially on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The strictly limited 16-week engagement concludes on Sunday, August 25, 2019.


Michael Shannon Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Shannon been in?
Michael Shannon has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

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

What awards has Michael Shannon been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Grace , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Mistakes Were Made , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mistakes Were Made , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Mistakes Were Made Performance (Obie Awards) for Bug and Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Bug .

What awards has Michael Shannon won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Nightand Performance (Obie Awards) for Bug.