Michael Harris is an actor, improviser, writer, and teaching artist. A member of Actors' Equity, he has performed locally at the Kennedy Center, Studio Theater, and Signature Theater amongst others. Roles played include Tevye, Falstaff, Hamlet and Bottom. A 15 year member of the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG), he spent 7 years as Executive/Artistic Director of BIG. He continues to be a performer/teacher/director with the company. He wrote the sketch shows "Prayer Ain't Nothin' But Talkin'" and "Too Hip for the Room," performed at the Twin Cities and Baltimore Fringe Festivals, respectively. Michael is a teaching artist with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and BIG as well as a faculty member of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (NCDA) in D.C. He has lived in Maryland since 2004 and Baltimore since 2010.