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Michael Manuel Biography

 
Bio:
Michael Manuel was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He spent the greater part of his youth as a barker at the Puyallup Fair and riding the rails. In jr. high he was introduced to theatre and sketch comedy, although one could argue that he could not recognize the difference between the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Manuel was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He spent the greater part of his youth as a barker at the Puyallup Fair and riding the rails. In jr. high he was introduced to theatre and sketch comedy, although one could argue that he could not recognize the difference between the ... (read complete bio)

Michael Manuel was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He spent the greater part of his youth as a barker at the Puyallup Fair and riding the rails. In jr. high he was introduced to theatre and sketch comedy, although one could argue that he could not recognize the difference between the two.

After high school, Michael moved to Seattle and began doing open mikes and working in theatre (Empty Space, Group, New City, Seattle Rep and Village theatres). He was then encouraged by some to attend clown college, but there were no shoes that fit. Michael graduated from the M.F.A program at the Yale School of Drama where he studied with the legendary Earle Gister.

After Yale, Michael moved to New York to join the cast of the infamous improv sketch show, The Underground Soap, at the Cucaracha Theatre. While on the east coast Michael worked at Yale Repertory, Theatre for a New Audience, Shakespeare Theatre DC, TNC and 2 seasons at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.

Los Angeles audiences have seen him at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Mark Taper, South Coast Rep, Cornerstone, About Productions, Geffen, Pasadena Playhouse, A.S.K. Theatre Works, Main Street Theatre, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Pacific Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Arena, Main Street Theatre, 2 seasons at Shakespeare Festival LA, a company member at A Noise Within (where he received a Drama-Logue award and LA Drama Critics Circle nominations) and most recently with Impro Theatre performing Chekhov Unscripted.
Michael is represented by Kazarian, Measures and Ruskin