Leaving the Blues - New Conservatory Theatre
San Francisco Playhouse
Michael Gene Sullivan is an actor, writer, director, blogger, and teacher committed to developing theatre of social and economic justice, of political self-determination, and, of course, musical comedy. Michael is also a Collective Member and Resident Director of the Tony and OBIE award-winning, always revolutionary, and never, ever silent San Francisco Mime Troupe, where he has written, acted in, and/or directed over thirty plays.
Michael is also an alum of the nationally-acclaimed Playwright's Foundation, and was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Djerassi Arts Center, and in 2022 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Michael's acting credits include work with The American Conservatory Theater, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He has also performed at the California Shakespeare Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, San Francisco Playhouse, Theatreworks, The Magic Theatre, The Marin Theatre Company, Symmetry Theatre, Central Works, Word For Word, The Lorraine Hansberry Theater, African-American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, as well performances off-Broadway, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Asian People's Theater Festival (Hong Kong), The Festival of People's Theatre (Canada), the Kwachon International Outdoor Theatre Festival (Korea), the Israel Theatre Festival, and the International Festival of Theatre Action (Belgium). Since 1988 he has also been a principal member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, where he has acted in, directed, and/or directed over thirty productions in the US and abroad.
As a playwright Michael's work has appeared across the United States, as well as in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, The Netherlands, Argentina, Australia, the United Kingdom, Columbia, Hong Kong, Canada, China, and Ukraine.
Michael's directing credits include work with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and The African-American Shakespeare Festival. (For Michael's full bio click here.)
(For more about Michael and his wife, Velina Brown, see the article about them in American Theatre Magazine.)