Michael Mendelson

Actor & Director

Michael is a Resident Artist at Artists Rep and this 2018/19 season will mark his 40th production with this outstanding company. His acting credits include Small Mouth SoundsMagellanicaAn OctoroonMarjorie PrimeTrevorMothers and Sons, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Price, The Playboy of the Western World, Tribes, Blithe Spirit, The Quality of Life, Mistakes Were Made, Ten Chimneys, Red Herring, Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Christmas Carol, God Of Carnage, Superior Donuts, Design For LivingHolidazed, Becky's New Car, Three Sisters, Eurydice, Orson's Shadow, Mr. Marmalade, Theater District, Present Laughter, and Love! Valour! Compassion!. As a director with Artists Rep, Michael has worked on The Importance of Being Earnest, The Understudy, Intimate Apparel, and Mistakes Were Made. Local credits include work with Portland Shakespeare Project, Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Portland, Profile Theatre, Northwest Classical, Miracle Theatre, triangle productions!, TygresHeart Shakespeare, Portland Center Stage, A Contemporary Theatre, New Rose, Portland Rep NYC: Revolving Shakespeare Co., Theatre 1010, Lincoln Center/Clark StudioTheatre, Genesius Guild, The Barrow Group. Regional: Nebraska Repertory Theatre, PCPA Theatrefest, Paper Mill Playhouse, Saint Michael's Playhouse, Penobscot Theatre, Arkansas Rep, First Stage Milwaukee, Idaho Rep, Attic Theater, and Wisconsin, Utah, and Berkeley Shakespeare Festivals. Michael received a BFA from Wayne State University and an MFA from the University of Washington's PATP. He is the Artistic Director of Portland Shakespeare Project, and a member of Actors’ Equity Association and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Michael teaches acting privately and is an instructor on staff with Portland Actors Conservatory.