Michael Urie: About the Artist


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Michael Urie has established a highly successful stage and screen career. He is currently starring in Hamlet at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Previously he starred in Red Bull Theater’s acclaimed production of The Government Inspector and will headline this fall’s revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song at Second Stage Theater. He originated the role of Alex More in Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar, appearing Off-Broadway, on tour, in London and for the PBS series Theater Close-Up.For this performance he received the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, LA Drama Critics Award and nominations for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards.  His New York Theatre credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway), Shows for Days (LCT), Homos, Or Everyone in America (Obie Award), The Cherry Orchard (CSC), Angels in America (Signature), The Temperamentals (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards, Drama League nomination), The Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull), Another Vermeer (HB Playwrights).  Regionally, Urie has worked for Two RiverThe Old Globe, Vineyard PlayhouseSouth Coast RepSeattle Rep, Folger Shakespeare, Barrington StageHyde Park theater in Austin and The Blank (L.A.).  He has appeared in numerous films including He’s Way More Famous than You (also directed), Thank You for Judging (co-director/exec. producer), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, WTC View, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, The Decoy Bride, Petunia, Such Good People, The Hyperglot (director), and Grantham & Rose (exec. producer). TV credits include Gavin Sinclair on Modern Family, Younger, Workaholics, The Good Wife, Hot in Cleveland, Partners and Marc St. James on Ugly Betty. He currently hosts the Logo series Cocktails and Classics and has worked on the web series “What’s Your Emergency” (director).