STRAWDOG THEATRE COMPANY

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SEASON 27

Michael Dailey
Associate Artistic Director
Season 2013-2014
Conversations on a Homecoming
Actor
Season 2012-2013
Improbable Frequency
Actor
Neighborhood 3
Actor
Season 2010-2011
The Conquest of the South Pole
Actor
State of the Union
Actor
Red Noses Remounted
Actor
Season 2007-2008
Aristocrats
Actor
Season 2006-2007
Radio Theatre 7
Author
Marathon '33
Actor
Season 2005-2006
Detective Story (TotL)
Actor
Season 2004-2005
Wireless 3
Producer
Season 2003-2004
Merchant of Venice
Actor
Detective Story
Actor
Julius Caesar (Theatre on the Lake)
Actor
Season 2002-2003
Julius Caesar
Actor
Season 2001-2002
The Green Bird
Actor
Season 2000-2001
The Ball of Justice
Actor
Our Country's Good
Actor
Season 1999-2000
Return to the Howard Bowl
Actor
Measure for Measure
Actor
Manufracture
Actor
Season 1998-1999
Hurly Burly
Actor
Season 1997-1998
The Waltz Invention
Actor
Dark Rapture
Actor
Season 1995
Crossing Boundaries II: The Tower of Babel Project
Actor
Michael is one of Strawdog's Associate Artistic Directors and an ensemble member since 1997. He was most recently seen at Strawdog in 'Conversations On A Homecoming' directed by Jonathon Berry, 'Improbable Frequency' directed by Kyle Hamman and Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom', directed by Joanie Schultz. Other Strawdog credits include Eamon in 'Aristocrats', directed by Rick Snyder and 'Marathon '33' directed by Shade Murray, which was awarded a Jeff Citation for Best Ensemble. In addition to acting in many of the company's productions over the last 10 years, he also worked on the concept and script editing for 'Measure for Measure', 'Julius Caesar' and 'Merchant of Venice'. Original writing has included three short radio pieces for Strawdog Radio Theatre #7 on the Strawdog Mainstage ending the 19th season as well as many presentations of his work from the 'Hit Factory' writing program. He understudied the roles of Lockhart and Nicky for the Steppenwolf production of 'The Seafarer' and other stage credits around town include 'Farragut North' at Stage Left, 'Hyde in Hollywood' with Shattered Globe Theatre, 'Time to Burn' and '12 Angry People' with Steppenwolf, 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Titus Andronicus' with Defiant, 'Flannagan's Wake' with Noble Fool, 'Dream Boy' (the original production with fellow Strawdog John Ferrick) with About Face, 'The Lark' with Eclipse, 'The Sammy Davis Jr. Story' with the Black Ensemble Theatre, 'To the Greenfields Beyond' with Writer's Theatre and understudy for Northlight's production of Craig Wright's 'Grace', directed by Dexter Bullard.
On camera work include a guest spot on the Chicago PD, commercials for Phillips, Armed Forces Network and Vehix.com and Central Baptist Hospital, appearing on the small screen playing John Dillinger in the BBC/Discovery Channel documentry 'The Real Untouchables', an episode of 'Walker: Texas Ranger' and on the big screen a short feature which was an IFP Chicago Production Fund Winner titled 'The King of the Tango' directed by Karen Freidberg and 'American Virgin' (aka 'Virgin On Bourbon Street') starring Rob Schneider, directed by Clare Kilner.
Michael trained with the National Shakespeare Conservatory, holds a B.S. in Acting from Illinois State University and was a Steppenwolf Acting Fellowship Recipient. He is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory.

Next up Michael will be playing the father in 'Cheaper By The Dozen' at Fox Valley Rep where he will be reunited with 'Farragut North' director and Stage Left artistic director Vance Smith.