Michael Russotto - The Theatre Lab

Michael Russotto



Adult Programs

Michael Russotto is a professional actor and director who has appeared on many Washington-area stages, including Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Theater J, Olney Theatre Center, Signature Theatre, Theatre Alliance, The Folger Theatre, MetroStage, Rep Stage, and Studio Theatre. Regionally he has worked at Cleveland Play House and Franklin Stage Company. Recent roles include Alex in Heisenberg at Signature, and Reverend Parris in The Crucible at Olney. Michael has received several Helen Hayes Award Nominations each in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Ensemble. He has directed at The Actors' Theatre of Washington (cofounder), MetroStage, Source Theatre, The Washington Shakespeare Company, Studio Theatre, The Theatre Lab, and The National Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is an Associate Artist at Olney Theatre Center, and a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. In addition, Michael is a narrator of recorded books for the Library of Congress, and a visual artist who creates unique, one-of-a-kind greeting cards, currently being sold on Arena Stage’s Artists Marketplace, and on ETSY.

I love teaching at The Theatre Lab because of the enthusiasm and dedication of the people who study here. They refresh me and remind me constantly to stay positive. Also, helping other artists on their personal journeys as performers has the added benefit of making me a better performer and teacher myself. Though it may sound like a cliche, working with students keeps me sharp and focused as an artist, and it helps me to better evaluate my own work and to challenge myself to continue growing and stretching as I refine my craft.
Michael Russotto

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