Michael Schantz is a New York based actor working in Theatre, TV and Film. Off-Broadway/NY: Othello (New York Theatre Workshop), the Obie Award winning play You Got Older (Page 73), The Slow Room (Performance Space NY), Life Sucks, An Enemy of the People (Wheelhouse Theatre Company), Couriers and Contrabands (TBG Theatre), Fashions for Men (The Mint), The Notebook of Trigorin (The Flea) and Beyond Therapy (TACT). Regional: A Doll's House (The Denver Center Theatre Company), Coriolanus (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Love in the Wars (Bard Summerscape), The Great Gatsby (Virginia Stage Company), A Few Good Men (Alley Theatre), Arms and the Man (Guthrie Theatre), The Winter's Tale (Chautauqua Theatre Company), As You Like It (Continuum Company, Villa La Pietra). Film: Thorp, The Girl in Apartment 3, Goodnight Death, Interference, among other independent feature and short films. TV: Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu), FBI (CBS), The Blacklist (NBC). He has collaborated with some of the finest theatre artists in the country including Sam Gold, Doug Hughes, Ken Rus Schmoll, Sarah Benson, Annie Dorsen, Ayad Ahktar, Clare Barron and Anne Kauffman. He has performed internationally in both Italy and Chile and has taught Voice and Movement at New York Film Academy and the Chilean American Institute in Santiago, Chile. Michael has also served as a guest director with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, where he has directed productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Reasons to be Pretty, Closer and Rapture, Blister, Burn. He is a co-founder of Wheelhouse Theatre Company and a member of New York Theatre Workshop's artistic family the Usual Suspects. He received his MFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.