Michael Sheen

Birth Place: Newport, Gwent, WALES

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Sheen is known for his starring roles in the Academy Award-nominated films "The Queen," "Frost/Nixon" and "Midnight in Paris." Other film credits include "The Twilight Saga" films, the "Underworld" franchise and the recent Netflix film "Apostle." He recently completed filming opposite Robert Downey Jr. in "The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle."

On television, Sheen has earned multiple awards and nominations for his performances in "Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!" and "Dirty Filthy Love," as well as his portrayal of Tony Blair in HBO's "The Special Relationship" and of Dr. Bill Masters in four seasons of the acclaimed Showtime series "Masters of Sex," of which he was also a producer. In addition, he has created memorable characterizations for NBC's "30 Rock," HBO's mockumentary "7 Days In Hell," the IFC miniseries spoof "Spoils of Babylon" and Michael Bolton's "Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special" for Netflix. He will next appear in Neil Gaiman's "Good Omens" for Amazon.

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Michael Sheen STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
David Frost

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Michael Sheen Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Actor

Michael SheenFrost/Nixon

Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Actor

Michael SheenLook Back In Anger

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Video: Watch Michael Sheen in New Trailer for NYE at The National Theatre

In this video, watch as Michael Sheen becomes Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan in the new play, Nye!

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For NYE at the National Theatre

The National Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre have released rehearsal photos for Nye. Check out the photos here!

West Windsor Arts Invites You To Dance In The Dark This Month

Join West Windsor Arts for a unique dance experience in the dark on February 9th. Get ready to groove and have fun at this exciting event.

Winners Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards

Winners have been announced for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! Winners include Regals Musical Society and more.

MARY JANE Starring Rachel McAdams Sets Opening Date at Manhattan Theatre Club

Mary Jane, starring Rachel McAdams, has set its opening night date of April 23, following previously announced previews that begin on April 2 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The limited run will continue through June 2.

Full Cast Announced for the National Theatre's NYE, Starring Michael Sheen

The National Theatre and Wales Millenium Centre have announced the full cast for Nye as the company begins rehearsals. Tim Price's (Teh Internet is Serious Business) new play directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), charts the life of Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan and his battle to create the NHS. Michael Sheen is cast as Nye in this co-production between the National Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre.

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Australia - Sydney Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Australia - Sydney Awards; THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FORGETTING TIM MINCHIN, Blackout Theatre Company & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards; THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, A FEW GOOD MEN, Regals Musical Society & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards December 5th Standings; THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards; FORGETTING TIM MINCHIN Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

PROTEST SONG Comes to the Arcola Theatre Next Month

 First performed ten years ago, writer Tim Price (Nye, Teh Internet is Serious Business, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning) Protest Song explores hope and the power structures we unwittingly create even among activists.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Reveals Full Details for MACBETH, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the location, cast, and creative team for the highly-anticipated spring production of Macbeth. Directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin, Macbeth stars Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma as the leading lord and lady. Learn more about the location, cast, and creative team here!

GASLIGHT Will Tour Australia in 2024

Set to be one of the most talked about performances of 2024, Gaslight, a modern adaptation of the 1940’s suspenseful thriller by Patrick Hamilton and starring Geraldine Hakewill and Toby Schmitz, is set to tour Australia from February 2024.

National Theatre's Upcoming Season to Feature Lindsay Duncan, Michael Sheen and Gemma Whelan

Tickets for the National Theatre’s upcoming season will go on sale to the public on Thursday 9 November.

Michael Sheen Will Play NHS Founder Nye Bevan in New Play NYE

A major new play, 'Nye,' co-produced by the National Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre, will chronicle the life of influential political figure Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan. Michael Sheen will star as Bevan in this production directed by Rufus Norris.

Photos: First Look At The UK National Tour of QUIZ

Production images have been released for Quiz, on a UK Tour this autumn, starring renowned comedian, Rory Bremner, as Chris Tarrant, and Emmerdale star Charley Webb, in her first professional stage role as Diana Ingram.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of QUIZ

Rehearsal photos have been released for Quiz, on a UK Tour this autumn! Learn more about the tour and check out the photos here!

Rachel McAdams to Make Broadway Debut in MARY JANE at Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club will present the Broadway premiere of Mary Jane written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog, starring Academy Award® nominee & Critic’s Choice Award Winner Rachel McAdams and directed by Anne Kauffman. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Cast Revealed For COWBOIS, A New Queer Cowboy Show For The RSC by Charlie Josephine

Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's forthcoming production of Charlie Josephine's new play, Cowbois. 

Michael Sheen FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Michael Sheen has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Michael Sheen has not appeared in the West End.

Michael Sheen has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Actor at the Olivier Awards for his performances in "Frost/Nixon," "Caligula," and "Look Back In Anger." He was also nominated for Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for his role in "Caligula." In addition, Sheen received a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in "Amadeus," and a nomination for Best Supporting Performance at the Olivier Awards for the same production.

Michael Sheen has won the Best Actor award at the Evening Standard Awards for his performance in the play "Caligula".

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