MICHAEL LAURENCE is an actor and playwright.
His solo-show, Krapp, 39 enjoyed an acclaimed six month run Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse, and was nominated for a 2009 Drama Desk Award (“Best Solo Performance.”) It had a UK premiere in November, 2010 at the Tristan Bates Theatre/London, followed by a run at Axis Ballymun Theatre/Dublin. The play was anthologized in Plays & Playwrights 2009, and was published as a stand-alone volume by Samuel French in late 2010.
Michael’s other acting credits include the Broadway revivals of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, and Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms, the New York premiere of Michael Hollinger’s Opus (Primary Stages), the Off-Broadway premiere of Diary of a Teenage Girl (New Georges/3LD), the Off-Broadway revival of Two Rooms by Lee Blessing (Platform Group), and Starbuck in The Rainmaker (Arena Stage).
In 2009-10, he played the recurring role of Barry the Homeless Man on the FX series Damages.
Other Theater: He in Poison (Theatre Row), Bryan in The Few (Old Globe), Three Days of Rain (Studio Arena), Eric Bogosian’s Humpty Dumpty (McCarter), The Pavilion (Westport Playhouse), The Faculty Room (Humana/Louisville), Tooth of Crime and Book of Days (Signature Theater, NYC), Lydie Breeze (NYTW), Things of Dry Hours (Portland Center Stage), Wintertime (Wilma), Tape (Stamford), Inventing Van Gogh (Seattle Rep), Troilus and Cressida (The Shakespeare Theater), Edgar Oliver’s Hands In Wartime (LaMama), and Marc Palmieri’s Levittown (Axis).
TV: Elementary, The Good Wife, Damages, Third Watch, Jonny Zero, FX, GhostStories, As the World Turns, What’s Not To Love? for SHOWTIME, The Blacklist, and Shades of Blue
Film: Can You Ever Forgive Me, One For the Money, Second Child, The Operator, Follow Me Outside, Escape Artists, Room314, Claire Dolan, Torte Blume, Standing In the Current, Love God, The Minister’s Black Veil, Particles of Truth.