Michael O'Connell is a resident company member of Third Rail Repertory Theatre in Portland. His Third Rail credits include The Lying Kind (Drammy), A Skull in Connemara, Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Number Three, The Pavilion, The Lonesome West, Dirty Story and Recent Tragic Events (Drammy).
Other Portland credits: Much Ado about Nothing and Another Fine Mess at Portland Center Stage; House and Garden, A Midsummer Night's Dream, An Owen Meany Christmas Pageant,Art, The Weir, and Three Days of Rain at Artists Repertory Theater; and The Homecoming at Profile Theater.
New York: Leir Rex, La Mama; Pentecost, Five Points Theater;The Middle Watch, Theater Outrageous; and Lovers at the Players Club.
Regional: A Christmas Carol, Two Gentleman of Verona, and Speed the Plow, Missouri Repertory Theatre; Suburbia, The Unicorn Theater; and Taming of the Shrew at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Of Mice and Men and Amulets Against the Dragon Forces at The Actors Theater of San Francisco.
Michael is an adjunct Professor at Portland State University and teaches for Portland Center Stage’s prestigious Visions and Voices program.
He has appeared in a variety of daytime soaps and television. He received his MFA at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Michael is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.