Michael Gnat toured Europe (January 2019) in Sam Graber’s gripping new American play Shooter, directed by Articulate’s own Katrin Hilbe, after performing in its NYC premiere (March 2018). He had gladly joined Articulate after performing Russell Lees’s Van Gogh Gives a TED Talk (dir. Cat Parker) in Articulating the Arts: Off the Wall. Since then, he has starred as Fletcher in Scott C. Sickles’s IT Award–winning play Composure; was nominated Best Actor as homegrown terrorist Jolley in Bill Rogers’s Caldwell’s Bomb; played Father Murphy in Evan Smith’s The Savannah Disputation (dir. Katrin Hilbe); and costarred in Glenn Alterman’s delightful Ditmas (dir. Hilbe). Other NYC full-length favorites include Al/Marbury/BB in Eddie Antar’s Drama Desk–nominated The Navigator; Buckner in Leegrid Stevens’s Mesquite, NV; Louie in John Dirrigl’s The Bauer Sisters (MITF “Outstanding Ensemble” & “Outstanding Production” awards); and Anton Chekhov in John McKinney’s The Chekhov Dreams.
Additional stage highlights are besieged businessman Jack Blake in Mike Folie’s thriller Slave Shack (Algonquin); Auschwitz inmate Sol in Manus’s To Live and bereaved West Villager Nat in Glenn Alterman’s Unfamiliar Faces (WorkShop); martinet Malvolio in Twelfth Night (DrillingCo.); and homeless poet Pigeon in Michael Niederman’s The Riverside Symphony (Planet Connections, “Outstanding Actor” award). For the 2009 MITF, he starred as 19thC performer T.D. Rice in Henry Meyerson’s Jump Jim Crow.
Michael can be seen in feature films as white-collar criminal “Wall Street” Jimmy in Off Jackson Avenue and would-be coke dealer Tim in Bobby G. Can’t Swim (dir. John-Luke Montias). Look for him (via iTunes) as Director of the Remaining Families Coalition in Onion News Network’s darkly funny (& technically dazzling) News from the Year 2137.
Unions: AEA, SAG–AFTRA