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Mike Birbiglia

 
Bio:
Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway. His shows, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" and "Thank God for Jokes," were both filmed for Netflix. In addition to performing live, Mike is an author and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway. His shows, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" and "Thank God for Jokes," were both filmed for Netflix. In addition to performing live, Mike is an author and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Cherry Lane Theatre Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production at Cherry Lane Theatre, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Producer

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Writer
Author

Photos

Jacqueline Novak and Executive Producer Mike Birbiglia  Photo

Jacqueline Novak and Executive Producer Mike Birbiglia

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Date:
12/19/2019
Mike Birbiglia and Jacqueline Novak  Photo

Mike Birbiglia and Jacqueline Novak

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Date:
12/19/2019
Director John Early, Jacqueline Novak and Executive Producer Mike Birbiglia  Photo

Director John Early, Jacqueline Novak and Executive Producer Mike Birbiglia

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Date:
12/19/2019
Jen Stein and Mike Birbiglia  Photo

Jen Stein and Mike Birbiglia

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07/23/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Cherry Lane Theatre Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production at Cherry Lane Theatre, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer

Productions

Producer

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Writer
Author

Mike Birbiglia Biography

Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway. His shows, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" and "Thank God for Jokes," were both filmed for Netflix. In addition to performing live, Mike is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don't Think Twice. Mike's book "Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories" was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. As an actor, Mike has appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer," HBO's "Girls" and "Broad City," as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars and Popstar. He plays the role of Danny Pearson on "Orange Is the New Black" and Oscar Langstraat on Showtime's "Billions." He is a contributor to "This American Life" on public radio. In 2017, Mike was honored with the Kurt Vonnegut Award for humor.



Mike Birbiglia Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Mike Birbiglia, The New One
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Mike Birbiglia, The New One
 
- 2016 - Best Solo Performance
Mike BirbigliaThank God for Jokes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike BirbigliaThank God for Jokes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Birbiglia, Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Birbiglia, Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Show Gold Star
Mike Birbiglia, Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Birbiglia , Sleepwalk With Me
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Mike Birbiglia, Sleepwalk With Me

Mike Birbiglia News

Mike Birbiglia to Perform at Bay Street Theater Photo Mike Birbiglia to Perform at Bay Street Theater
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce comedian, storyteller, director, podcaster, producer, and actor Mike Birbiglia will join the 2022 Mainstage Season with six back-to-back nights of stand-up comedy starting Monday, July 11, through Saturday, July 16, staged in rep with Bay Street's second Mainstage show, Anna in the Tropics. Tickets are currently available exclusively to Bay Street Theater Patrons and Mainstage Subscribers, and to any new 2022 Mainstage Subscription holder.

Mike Birbiglia to Present THE OLD MAN AND THE POOL at Steppenwolf Theatre Photo Mike Birbiglia to Present THE OLD MAN AND THE POOL at Steppenwolf Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

On the heels of his award-winning Broadway show, The New One, comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia is coming to the Steppenwolf stage with a tale of life, death, and a highly chlorinated YMCA pool.

JUST FOR US Comes to the Greenwich House Theatre This Summer Photo JUST FOR US Comes to the Greenwich House Theatre This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

Following a sold-out run at The Cherry Lane Theatre, and after selling out the SoHo Playhouse just a week into its current run, Alex Edelman's critically acclaimed comedy show Just For Us will enjoy another encore engagement this summer at The Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street, NYC), producer Mike Birbiglia announced today.

VIDEO: Watch Comedian Alex Edelman on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Photo VIDEO: Watch Comedian Alex Edelman on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

Last night, stand-up comic Alex Edelman appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a brief set in promotion of his acclaimed and upcoming off-Broadway show, Just for Us. The one-man show is set to run from March 14th through April 23rd at the SoHo Playhouse, located at 15 Vandam Street, NYC.

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of KING JAMES at Steppenwolf Photo Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of KING JAMES at Steppenwolf
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company¬†is¬†presenting¬†its world premiere production of¬†King James¬†by ensemble member¬†Rajiv Joseph, staged by acclaimed Tony and Obie Award-winning director¬†Kenny Leon¬†(Broadway‚Äôs¬†A Raisin in the Sun; NBC TV‚Äôs ‚ÄúHairspray Live!‚ÄĚ) in Steppenwolf‚Äôs Downstairs Theater,¬†now through April 10, 2022.

Alex Edelman of Off-Broadway's JUST FOR US to Make National Television Stand-Up Debut Photo Alex Edelman of Off-Broadway's JUST FOR US to Make National Television Stand-Up Debut on COLBERT
by Michael Major - Mar 11, 2022

Just before the Off-Broadway return of his hit solo show Just For Us, Alex Edelman will make his national television standup comedy debut performing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Named a Critic’s Pick by the New York Times, Just For Us is presented by Mike Birbiglia and directed by Adam Brace.

THE HONORABLE HERBERT PEABODY Begins Performances Tomorrow at Chain Theatre Photo THE HONORABLE HERBERT PEABODY Begins Performances Tomorrow at Chain Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

 Off-Broadway premiere! How does a hapless tour guide juggle a Senator’s lofty legacy with his litany of sex scandals? That’s the question at the heart of the seriously funny one-man show, The Honorable Herbert Peabody, written and performed by Kirk McGee.

Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman & More to Guest Star on HUMAN RESOURCES Photo Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman & More to Guest Star on HUMAN RESOURCES
by Michael Major - Mar 1, 2022

The new guests include Helen Mirren as renowned Shame Wizard Rita St. Swithens, Hugh Jackman as Dante the seductive Addiction Angel, Lupita Nyong’o as Asha the Shame Wizard, Chris O'Dowd as Flanny the Lovebug, and Harvey Guillen as Jose the Spider Receptionist. New humans include Janelle Monáe, Ali Wong, and more. Plus, watch the new trailer!

Steppenwolf to Open New Ensemble Theater With SEAGULL, Starring Jeff Perry Photo Steppenwolf to Open New Ensemble Theater With SEAGULL, Starring Jeff Perry
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company¬†is opening¬†its stunning new in-the-round¬†Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell‚ÄĒthe centerpiece of its recently unveiled¬†Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center‚ÄĒwith ensemble member¬†Yasen Peyankov‚Äôs extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of¬†Anton Chekhov‚Äôs¬†Seagull,¬†April 28‚ÄďJune 12, 2022¬†(opening May 8).

Wingspace Theatrical Design to Present A Free Virtual Salon On Theater Sidelines And  Photo Wingspace Theatrical Design to Present A Free Virtual Salon On Theater Sidelines And Pivots
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2022

As part of their free virtual salon series, Wingspace Theatrical Design will present a conversation on Thursday, February 24 at 7:00pm ET with Aaron Copp, Kate Ducey, Stowe Nelson and Lauren Halvorsen as they talk about their work inside and outside of theater.

Mike Birbiglia Videos

VIDEO: Watch Comedian Alex Edelman on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert VideoVIDEO: Watch Comedian Alex Edelman on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

Last night, stand-up comic Alex Edelman appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a brief set in promotion of his acclaimed and upcoming off-Broadway show, Just for Us. The one-man show is set to run from March 14th through April 23rd at the SoHo Playhouse, located at 15 Vandam Street, NYC.

VIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Talks About How He Got His Start Off-Broadway VideoVIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Talks About How He Got His Start Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2019

Mike Birbiglia was a guest on the most recent episode of 'Hiking with Kevin,' to talk about his newest special The New One, on Netflix. Birbiglia also discusses his troubled relationship with Hollywood and how being turned down changed his whole life.

VIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Talks Performing THE NEW ONE in Los Angeles VideoVIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Talks Performing THE NEW ONE in Los Angeles
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019

Mike Birbiglia was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night to talk about his show The New One, which is currently playing in Los Angeles. During the interview, Birbiglia talks about living in Los Angeles for the last month, Jimmy getting him hooked on Ancestry.com, meeting Brad Pitt at one of his shows, and Paul Rudd playing him in a movie.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THE NEW ONE VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THE NEW ONE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 13, 2019

Comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia brings his award-winning Broadway show, Mike Birbiglia: The New One, to a global audience for his newest and most highly anticipated Netflix comedy special. Filmed at the Cort Theatre in Manhattan, Birbiglia brilliantly blends observational and confessional comedy as he struggles with the existential question of whether he wants to bring a child into the world. 

BWW TV: Off-Broadway Shines Bright at the 2019 Lortel Awards! VideoBWW TV: Off-Broadway Shines Bright at the 2019 Lortel Awards!
by TV - Red Carpets - May 6, 2019

The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with one special award and three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by Drama Desk Award-nominated writer and performer of The New One, Mike Birbiglia. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

VIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Is Okay With People Falling Asleep at THE NEW ONE VideoVIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Is Okay With People Falling Asleep at THE NEW ONE
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2018

Mike Birbiglia was a guest on last night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.' During the interview, he talks about his college days with Nick Kroll and why he's okay with people falling asleep at his Broadway show.

VIDEO: THE NEW ONE's Mike Birbiglia Announces Contest to be His Understudy VideoVIDEO: THE NEW ONE's Mike Birbiglia Announces Contest to be His Understudy
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2018

Last night, Mike Birbiglia was a guest on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' During his interview, Birbiglia announced a contest to become his understudy for his Broadway show, 'The New One.'

BWW TV: THE NEW ONE Is the New Show on Broadway! Inside Opening Night with Mike Birbi VideoBWW TV: THE NEW ONE Is the New Show on Broadway! Inside Opening Night with Mike Birbiglia & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 12, 2018

The Broadway engagement of Mike Birbiglia's The New One, directed by Seth Barrish, officially opened last night, November 11 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld was there, and we're taking you to the after party below!

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 29th - THE PROM and THE NEW ONE Come Out On VideoINDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 29th - THE PROM and THE NEW ONE Come Out On Top!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Oct 29, 2018

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Prom (+11.63%), My Fair Lady (+3.93%), King Kong (+2.79%), Once On this Island (+2.27%) and Head Over Heels (+1.77%). The top growing current Broadway plays were The New One (+29.88%), The Ferryman (+16.90%), Torch Song (+5.86%), American Son (+2.30%) and The Lifespan of a Fact (+2.08%). The top growing upcoming Broadway productions were BeetleJuice (+7.11%), Network (+7.10%), To Kill A Mockingbird (+4.76%), Ain't Too Proud (+3.10%) and Tootsie The Musical (+2.26%).

VIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Discusses Living in Brooklyn and His New Broadway Show on JIMMY VideoVIDEO: Mike Birbiglia Discusses Living in Brooklyn and His New Broadway Show on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2018

Last night, Mike Birbiglia was a guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' during the show's week in Brooklyn. Birbiglia, who is about to star on Broadway in 'The New One,' talks to Jimmy about living in Brooklyn and taking his show to Broadway. Birbliglia also brings up how Jimmy crying at the end of his show! He goes on to talk about the trials and tribulations of trying to conceive a baby, and then he even introduces his urologists to the audience! Watch the interview below!


Mike Birbiglia Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mike Birbiglia been in?
Mike Birbiglia has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Mike Birbiglia been in?
Mike Birbiglia has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Mike Birbiglia been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The New One , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The New One , Best Solo Performance () for Thank God for Jokes , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Thank God for Jokes , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend , Outstanding Solo Show (The Lortels) for Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sleepwalk With Me and Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Sleepwalk With Me .

What awards has Mike Birbiglia won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The New One Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The New Oneand Outstanding Solo Show (The Lortels) for Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend.

How many shows has Mike Birbiglia written?
Mike Birbiglia has written 4 shows including Sleepwalk With Me (Playwright), Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (Playwright), Mike Birbiglia: The New One (Writer), Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out (Author).