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Michael McCandless

Actor

A native of Omaha, and theatre instructor at Creighton University, Michael has appeared in numerous productions in and outside of the Omaha area. Most recently, he played the role of Adam in F-Troupe Theatre’s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Last summer’s Nebraska Shakespeare Festival saw him as Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, and Antonio in the musical version of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Prior to that, he title role in Mister Roberts at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Other Playhouse credits include: Willie Conklin, Ragtime (TAG Ensemble Award); Freddie, Noises Off; Serge, Art (Both received Barbara Ford Award for Supporting Actor), and Sir Edward Clarke, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (TAG Award for Best Supporting Actor). Other acting credits include tour and residency with the Boston Shakespeare Company, playing a variety of roles, including Ariel in The Tempest. At Creighton, he has appeared in numerous roles; Touchstone, As You Like It, among his favorites. In addition to acting and teaching, Michael writes, and has directed numerous productions in the area, for which he received a commendation from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The 2011-12 Season at Creighton will premiere his play, Gone the Rainbow, Return the Dove, inspired by war letters from the American Revolution through Afghanistan.