Michael TranActing

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Michael is a first-generation Vietnamese American who came from a household where storytelling was his first language. Undoubtedly, this would influence his love of theatre. His interests range from classical text to contemporary works, some of his favorite regional credits include: Pride & Prejudice (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), The Thousand Natural Shocks (St. Louis Shakespeare Festival), and Aida (The Muny). He is excited collaborate with diverse writers and creatives to develop engaging, innovative, and thought-provoking work. He has also served in other artistic capacities including as a teaching artist for the Center of Creative Arts – St. Louis, a choreographer for Hoosier Shakespeare Festival, and a designer for Metro Theatre Company. Michael is a vocal proponent and activist for continued authentic BIPOC representation on-screen and on-stage. This summer, Michael will be returning to St. Louis Shakespeare Festival as Oswald / King of France in their production of King Lear with Tony-Award winner André De Shields as the title role.