Michael Balin Poster

Biography

Michael originally hails from the East Coast (born in NJ) where he received his training at Rutgers University and The Mason Gross School of the Arts. It was there that he was found and cast by Crossroads Theatre, the Tony Award-winning regional company, and joined Actors' Equity. Having lived in NY, Florida, and Los Angeles, Michael has worked in TV, feature films, commercials (Disneyland, Verizon), radio voice-overs, print ads (American Express), internet spots, animated character reference (Mulan), video game MoCap (Resident Evil), music videos (Ariana Grande), and live events. Theatre credits include: the long-running off-Broadway whodunit "Perfect Crime"; the world premiere of the musical adaptation "Great Expectations" written by John Jakes and Mel Marvin (originating the role of Jaggers); and the Florida Orchestra concert version tour of "The Music Man." More recently, Michael has taken time to concentrate on writing for the stage and screen and has placed as a Quarterfinalist in the Nicholl Fellowship Competition, has won a Second Place Screenwriting Award (Writer's Digest) and achieved Finalist and Semifinalist status in several other international writing competitions and Film Festivals for his plays and screenplays.