John-Michael Breen, here.
Actor. Singer. Director.
(And general goofball.)
A Massachusetts native now living in New York City, John-Michael is actively pursuing all creative and collaborative projects in this insane industry we call the arts. You may have recently seen him (heard him?) melting faces in the United States or select Canadian provinces on the Tenth Anniversary tour of Rock of Ages (Lonny).
After graduating from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts in 2014 (B.F.A. Theatre Arts), he has appeared in regional theaters across the East Coast & the Southern U.S. in productions including The Graduate (Benjamin, New Hampshire Theatre Award Finalist — Best Actor), the world premiere of The Waltz by Carolyn Kirsch (NHTA Finalist — Best Supporting Actor), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena/Starveling/Moth), Xanadu (Terpsicore/Hermes), The Robber Bridegroom (Little Harp), Dracula (Renfield), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Clopin, u/s Quasimodo), The Who’s TOMMY (Cousin Kevin, standby Tommy), RED (Ken, NHTA Finalist — Best Supporting Actor), and multiple productions of The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff, Eddie, etc.), Peter and the Starcatcher (Ted, Slank/Hawking Clam) and Cabaret.
As a director, John-Michael has helmed productions of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening (translated by Jonathan Franzen) and one act plays by Tennessee Williams (Green Eyes) and Tony Kushner (Terminating). He co-directed Lord of the Flies (NHTA nominee — Best Youth Production) for The Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s Education Department and assisted direction on the world premiere of Israel Potter … American Patriot for their professional company (dir. Matt Cahoon).
“Here again, Breen creates a clear, striking character … delivering show highlights; the dance, the vocals, the attitude.”
- Jeanné McCartin, SeacoastOnline (The Who’s TOMMY, Summer 2018)
For full resume and credits, please click here.
Thank you, ever so, for visiting & reading!