Michael Cerveris Biography (1960-)

Born November 6, 1960, in Bethesda, MD. Addresses: Contact: c/o Actors' Equity Association, 165 West 46th St., New York, NY 10036.

Actor, singer, musician
Birth Details
November 6, 1960
Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Moon, off-Broadway production, 1983
  • Malcolm, Macbeth, Ark Theatre Company, New York City, 1983
  • Arthur Rimbaud, Total Eclipse, Westside Arts Theatre/Downstairs, New York City, 1984
  • Astolfo, Life Is a Dream, Ark Theatre Company, 1985
  • Levi-Yitskhok, Green Fields, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Crow, The Tooth of Crime, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1985-1986
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis,IN, 1985-1986
  • Frank, Abingdon Square, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Blood Sports, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1987
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1988
  • Duke of Aumerle, Richard II, Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1991-1992
  • Tommy as a young adult, The Who's Tommy (also known as Tommy), La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1992-1993, then St. James Theatre, NewYork City, 1993-1995
  • Thomas Andrews, Titanic (musical), Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New YorkCity, 1997-1998
  • Hedwig Schmidt/Tommy Gnosis, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jane Street Theatre, New York City, 1997-1998 then 1998-2000
  • Narrator, Chess (two benefit concerts), Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, New York City, 1998
  • Joe's dad, Joe!, Lambs Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Tybalt and prince, Romeo and Juliet (staged reading), New York City, 1998
  • Bursie, Wild Party, Manhattan Theatre Company, New York City, 1998
  • Also appeared as Claudio, Measure for Measure, Old Globe Theatre;and as Bazarov, Nothing Sacred, Northlight Theatre; appeared in Eastern Standard, Seattle, WA; El Dorado, South Coast Repertory; The Games, Theatre of Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY; Puck, Dallas, TX; and The Scottish Play, Brooklyn; also appeared in productions of Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady.
  • Major Tours
  • Tommy, The Who's Tommy (also known as Tommy), German cities, 1995-1997
  • Film Appearances
  • Mike, Tokyo Pop, Spectrafilm, 1988
  • Daniel "Danny" Emerson, Steel and Lace, Cinema Home Video, 1990
  • Eaglebauer, Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever, Live Entertainment,1990
  • John Reece, Strangers, 1990
  • Paul, A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon, Overseas Film Group, 1992
  • The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey (documentary), 1993
  • Third restaurant man, Lulu on the Bridge, Trimark Pictures, 1998
  • Frank, The Mexican, DreamWorks Distribution, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ian Ware, Fame, syndicated, 1986-1987
  • Gary Forbush, The American Embassy, Fox, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Johnny Dark, "The Best Couple I Know," Leg Work, 1987
  • Nick Kaminsky, "Race Traitors," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989
  • "Back to School," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1990
  • Nick, "Glitter Rock--April 12, 1974," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1991
  • Bobby Krull, "And Bobby Makes Three," Dream On, HBO, 1993
  • Syd Booth Goggle, "The Strip Strangler," C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 2001
  • Also appeared in The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox.
  • Other
  • Gary Prine, Doubletake (miniseries; also known as Switch),CBS, 1985
  • Song performer, The 51st Annual Tony Awards (special), CBS, 1997

Further Reference


    • Back Stage, April 30, 1993, p. 7
    • Out, April, 2002, pp. 26, 28

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