Sunday, June 05, 2016
It's been TOO long since I posted. Here's a quick update on what has happened in the past year.
August 2015 I started a new job as Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice at the University of Montevallo in Alabama.
During the Fall of 2015 I taught Acting 1, Directing 1, Intro to Theatre, and Voice 2/Accents. In the Spring of 2016 I taught Voice 1, Acting 3, Acting for the Camera and I had the privilege of directing "Clybourne Park".
Throughout the year, we had several guest artists come to Montevallo and work with our students:
I also taught several workshops on devised theatre for TSO, recruited some awesome new students at SETC, taught a workshop at James Clemens High School and managed to squeeze in an audition at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
I am also working with Kristen Adele on a devised theatre project about Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and the #blacklivesmatter movement. We will be doing a residency in CT in Spring of 2017.
Keep following my website for more information or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
University of Montevallo Main Stage
Photos Courtesy of Cocoa Laney
Photos Courtesy of Porfirio Solorzano
The production also had the pleasure of hosting Composer and Co-Lyricist Marc Shaiman.
"I have travelled the world seeing production of Hairspray, and this production is as good as any I've seen."-Marc Shaiman, WVUA News.
New Light Theatre Project
SIDD by Mike Aguirre
Chicago Fringe Festival
Bio-Hazard: A Relative Comedy
Written and Performed by Sarah Elizabeth Greer
Marc Shaiman Visits Theatre Tuscaloosa
Monday, July 28, 2014
The production of Hairspray I directed at Theatre Tuscaloosa this summer, had a surprise guest show up: composer and co-lyricist of Hairspray, Marc Shaiman. He was gracious enough to have a talk back with the audience after the show and stayed late to talk with the cast. Here's a picture from his visit and an article about what all he had to say.
“I have traveled the world seeing productions of Hairspray, and this production is as good as any I’ve seen.”-Marc Shaiman
BUBBA at the FringeNYC
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Award winning solo show, BUBBA, to play the FringeNYC this August.
Written and performed by Michael Thomas Walker, BUBBA is his journey to find out how his father mysteriously died. Along the way he meets many wacky characters and finds out more than he bargained for.
"Walker exudes a charming, inquisitive and exciting spirit, and is also a fine actor."-nytheatrenow.com
"He plays various characters who are implacably Southern and therefore inevitably comic, but they are authentic, all the way."-stagebuddy.com
SUN August 10 @ 2
SAT August 16 @ 7:30
TUE August 19 @ 3:45
WED August 20 @ 9:45
SUN August 24 @ 4
All performances are at The COW-Celebration of Whimsy
21 Clinton St, New York, NY.
Planet Connections Nominations for BUBBA
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
I am so proud to announce the following Planet Connections Awards Nominations for BUBBA:
Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical or a Play with Music
Outstanding Book of a Musical or Playwriting for a Play with Music
Outstanding Lighting Design Laine Wong
Outstanding Use of Projections or Multi-Media Tom Minucci
Outstanding Direction of a Solo Show
Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show
BUBBA is one of the winners of the 2014 Congeniality Award
A huge thank you to everyone who has helped make BUBBA such a success.
Friday, June 06, 2014
I would just like to thank EVERYONE who came out and saw BUBBA at the Planet Connections Festivity. It was great to see so many familiar faces and to have some new ones. Next up, I'll be directing HAIRSPRAY at Theatre Tuscaloosa. For information about the show or to get tickets, please visit this facebook event.
BUBBA at the Planet Connections Festvity
Thursday, May 22, 2014
BUBBA has returned to NYC. I am proud to announce that BUBBA will be a part of the Planet Connections Festivity. My solo show opens May 22 and runs through June 4 at the Paradise Factory Theater, 64 East 4th Street, in the downstairs theater. For more information please go the Planet Connections BUBBA page or to bubbatheshow.com.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Tonight Non-Stop opens nationwide. I encourage everyone to go and watch this thrilling, suspensful movie. I had a lot of fun shooting a scene with Liam Neeson and Scoot McNairy which made the film.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I am proud to announce that I will be performing in Annabel Lee by Don Nigro for the Apothecary Theatre Company's Anti-Valentine's Party. For information please click here.
Also, my solo show BUBBA, has been accepted to the Planet Connections Festival in NYC. The festival runs from May 12-June 8. Stay tuned for information about show times and location.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
I had the honor of being cast in an upcoming film starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. The trailer just came out and the film opens in February. Check out the trailer here.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
I am proud to announce that I am currently a teaching artist with Stages on the Sound theater company. I will be teaching Shakespeare, Playwrighting, and Film at several parochial schools.
In addition, I just completed a new comedy short with Aaron Ballard and Justin Nardecchia. As soon as it's done, I'll be posting it.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Here are some photos of "The Civil War" and a couple of reviews. If you get a chance, please come see the show at the Lucille Lortel before we close, August 16.
"The cast portrays an earnest and absorbing dramatization of America's bloodiest war"
"Michael Thomas Walker plays an amusing succession of Union generals as well as Abraham Lincoln himself, delivering snippets from his “A House Divided” speech and the Emancipation Proclamation."
TIME OUT NY
" within minutes the girls had forgotten about their iPods and were swept away by the show’s overlapping stories of several ordinary citizens who got caught up in the bloodiest war in American history."
"The Civil War is also pretty funny. In a running gag, Michael Thomas Walker, tasked with embodying countless Union generals, pokes fun at the confusion at seeing him in so many different roles."
Another Opening, Another Show
Thursday, July 18, 2013
It's opening night for "Civil War" at the Lucille Lortel. Here is information about the show. We will be running until August 16. Come check it out.
Civil War Off Broadway
Friday, May 24, 2013
Here's the Playbill article about the show I'm doing. Come check it out this summer at the Lucille Lortel.
Avenue Q at the Human Race Theater
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I will be playing Brian in Avenue Q at the Human Race Theater in Dayton from June 6-29. Check out their website for more information about tickets.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I have just been invited to read a portion of BUBBA for the radio show, "Tales From The South" which is featured on Sattelite radio and NPR. Ill be reading on May 8th in Little Rock at 7pm CST. Here's the link if you want to tune in.
Also, I am proud to announce that I will be playing the role of Brian in Avenue Q this summer at the Human Race Theatre. If you are gonna be in or near Dayton from June 6-29, then come see the show. Here's the link for details.
UNITED SOLO ACADEMY
Monday, February 25, 2013
Michael has been invited to join the UNITED SOLO ACADEMY!
From the United Solo website:
“Membership in the Academy (a group of theatre creators dedicated to the genre of solo performance including, among other members: Anna Deavere Smith, Austin Pendleton, and Marsha Mason) is by invitation of United Solo, and is limited to those who have been awarded and/or are inspiring and supportive at the United Solo Theatre Festival.”
In addition, "BUBBA" has been invited to have an encore presentation at the 2013 United Solo Theatre Festival in October. Stay tuned to see what happens.
Many thanks to United Solo!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Here is my updated Demo Reel. Hope you like it.
My Dirty Little Secret-Discovery ID
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Set your DVR, I will be appearing in the upcoming episode of "My Dirty Little Secret" on the Discovery ID channel on 2.12.13 at 9pm ET. Huge thank you to Red Marble Media and Tom Pogue for making that episode so much fun to shoot.
United Solo Award
Monday, November 19, 2012
BUBBA has officially concluded it's NYC run. A huge thank you to everyone to helped make it happen. Also, BUBBA receieved the award for Best Variety Show last night at the United Solo Theater Festival Awards.
Friday, November 09, 2012
11/9/12-I am about to wrap up the last NYC performance of BUBBA. It is Sunday, November 11 at 9pm at the Studio Theatre at Theater Row on 42nd Street. You can purchase tickets at http://unitedsolo.org/us/archives/2252.
Also, I have just been cast in new movie called "Non-Stop" starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. Here is a pic from my first day on set.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I am currently in rehearsals for BUBBA in preparation for our OCTOBER 5, 8pm performance at Mile Square Theater. If you want to come and see the show, get tickets here- https://milesquaretheatre.secure.force.com/ticket
Because the October 25th performance of BUBBA is sold out, we have added a performance-OCTOBER 28 @ 7:30pm. If you want tickets, please click this link http://unitedsolo.org/us/archives/2252.
BUBBA Update 8/8/12
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Please visit http://unitedsolo.org/us/archives/2252 to purchase tickets to see BUBBA Oct 25, 7:30 pm in NYC at the Theatre Row Studios. The sooner we sell out, the sooner we will be offered an additional performance day.
Boardwalk Empire Update
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Went and had a fitting for my role on Boardwalk Empire. I am so excited to start shooting this week.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I have been cast as one of Al Capone's gangsters in an upcoming episode of Boardwalk Empire. Air date to be released later. Roll Tide.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
BUBBA has officially been invited to the United Solo Festival in NYC. Please stay tuned for more information about the show. In the mean time check out unitedsolo.com.
Arrow Rock Lyceum-Music Man
Friday, June 01, 2012
Just arrived to Arrow Rock, MO. It's in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by fields of corn, and there are two horses behind where I'm living. I'm in love.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
For those of you missed seeing "Bubba", here is a clip from the show. Hope you enjoy.
Monday, May 14, 2012
I am now a graduate of Rutgers University MFA acting program. We completed our showcase in NYC this weekend as part of the New League Actor Presentations. Now all I have to do is get ready to play Marcellus in Music Man at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater this summer. This May has been been very busy.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Just finished a second successful run of Bubba, a solo theatre piece, at the Jameson Studio Theatre. Thank you to everyone who helped make the show happen.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Here's the new website for our showcase in May: RutgersMFAActors2012.com. Please feel free to check it out.
Also, a huge thank you to everyone who helped make "Bubba" a success. Currently, I am submitting the show to Solo Theatre Festivals and working on producing the show in NYC. I'll post more about future performances later.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Welcome to my brand new website. Special thank you to Josh Levine Designs for creating such a wonderful website. I have just finished performing my one-man show "Bubba" at Rutgers' Jameson Theatre Project. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the show a success. I am continuing to prepare for our MFA acting showcase which will be this May 12 and 13.