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Michael Walker

University of Montevallo
Assistant Professor
Michael Thomas Walker is Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice at the University of Montevallo. He is also a professional director having recently directed Hairspray and God of Carnage at Thingamajig Theatre Company, The 39 Steps at Theatre Tuscaloosa and SIDD at New Light Theatre Company. Recent UM directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Clybourne Park, and Urinetown. As a performer he has worked with The New Light Theater Project, The Weasel Festival, Jean Cocteau Repertory, Boomerang Theater Company, and the national tours of Hairspray playing Edna Turnblad and Seussical the Musical as Horton the Elephant.

Michael was a finalist for the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony Playwriting Residency and is a recipient of the Wildacres Playwriting Residency. His interview based solo show, BUBBA, received the Best Variety Show Award in the United Solo Festival, Best Solo Performance Award for the Planet Connections Festival and was recently performed on NPR’s Tales From The South. He is currently working on a devised theater piece about the death of Michael Brown and the Black Lives Matter movement for the National Performance Network.

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