Michael Coady is an award-winning actor from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, with more than 15 years experience on stage and before camera. A dynamic and versatile actor, Michael has received critical acclaim for his performances.
Having just moved to Los Angeles, Michael continues to build an exciting career. With over 35 productions to his credit, Michael has worked professionally in film, television and theatre in Canada since 1999. He has made guest star and co-star appearances on shows like the hit TV CBC series, Republic of Doyle, the History Channel series, Zero Hour - North Hollywood Shootout. In Los Angeles, Michael has been steadily building relationships with indie film producers, directors and casting directors. He has appeared in numerous short films, including Obsession, which he co-wrote, co-produced and starred in. In 2010, Michael completed another 3 short films that will make the festival circuit in 2011. Also in 2011, Michael is looking forward to travelling Romania to shoot the Global Film Studios feature, Abused in America, directed by Bruno Pischiutta.
In addition to his voiceover work, Michael has also recorded sketch comedy for a new talk variety radio program at CBC Studios in Toronto and ABC Radio Networks in Los Angeles. His commercial campaigns for Canadian Women's Foundation and as spokesman for the Canadian Association of Optometrists have been in high rotation across Canada.
With a strong background in theatre, some of Michael's career highlights have included the East Coast Canadian premiere of the Tony Award winning (and Oscar-nominated) work of John Patrick Shanley, Doubt, A Parable. Michael produced the Burning Boat Theatre production of Doubt and starred in the lead He was a member of the Original Canadian Cast of the Broadway Hit, Urinetown. In this Canadian premiere directed by John Rando (Tony Award winning director of the Broadway production), Michael was first understudy for the lead, Officer Lockstock while playing the role of Robby the Stockfish. This CanStage show also swept the Dora Awards (Canada's answer to the Tonys) in 2005, taking 6 awards including, Outstanding Production of a Musical. He also played Juan Peron in Evita at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret at the New Yorker Theatre.
Michael has studied On-Camera Scene Study at Professional Actors Lab with David Rotenberg whose roster of students includes Rachel McAdams and Scott Speedman. In Los Angeles, he has studied at the Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts and studied Ivan Chubbuck's technique with Benson Simmonds.
Michael comes from a rich theatre background in Newfoundland. more ...