Michael Mendelson

Actor & Director

Michael is a Resident Artist here at Artists Rep. Recent credits include Oliver in TREVOR,Cal in MOTHERS AND SONS, Walter in THE PRICE, Christopher in TRIBES, Charles in BLITHE SPIRIT, Neil in THE QUALITY OF LIFE, Felix Artifex in MISTAKES WERE MADE. Other Artists Rep productions include THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, TEN CHIMNEYS, RED HERRING, SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MIRACLE WORKER, THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, GOD OF CARNAGE, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, SUPERIOR DONUTS, OTHELLO, DESIGN FOR LIVING, HOLIDAZED, BECKY'S NEW CAR, THREE SISTERS, EURYDICE, ORSON'S SHADOW, MR. MARMALADE, THEATER DISTRICT, PRESENT LAUGHTER and LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!. Other local credits include Duke Orsino in TWELFTH NIGHT (Portland Shakespeare Project), KING LEAR and BETRAYAL (Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Portland), EYES FOR CONSUELA, BURN THIS, THE LISBON TRAVIATA, KLONSKY AND SCHWARTZ,THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Profile Theatre), Shylock in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Iago in OTHELLO (Northwest Classical Theatre Company), FUENTE OVEJUNA (Miracle Theatre), EDWARD II, BENT AND JEFFREY (triangle productions!), AS YOU LIKE IT and THE WINTER'S TALE (Tygres Heart Shakespeare), THE RIVALS, COMFORT AND JOY, MACBETH and MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION (Portland Center Stage), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (A Contemporary Theatre) and A HATFUL OF RAIN, LAUGHING WILD, WAITING FOR VERN and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (New Rose Theatre). New York credits include THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Revolving Shakespeare Co.), Leontes in THE WINTER'S TALE (Theatre 1010), THE NORMAL HEART (Lincoln Center/Clark Studio Theatre), BEHIND THESE EYES (Genesius Guild) and REBECCA IN WAITING(The Barrow Group). Regional credits include work at PCPA Theatrefest, Paper Mill Playhouse, Saint Michael's Playhouse, Penobscot Theatre Company, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 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 Professional Actor Training Program. Michael is also the Artistic Director of Portland Shakespeare Project.