Michael Shannon

Personal Information
Michael Shannon grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, and began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in Winterset at the Illinois Theatre Center. He continued working on the stage with Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and A Red Orchid Theatre. He performed on London's West End in such productions as Woyzeck, Killer Joe and Bug. Michael recently originated the role of Harry Brown in Tracy Lett's Man From Nebraska at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. His film work includes John Waters' Cecil B. Demented, Joel Schumacher's war drama Tigerland, Michael Bay's World War II epic Pearl Harbor, Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, Carl Franklin's High Crimes and David McNally's Kangaroo Jack. His upcoming films this year include David Caffrey's Grand Theft Parsons, Nicole Kassell's The Woodsman, and Alex Turner's Dead Birds.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Nassim New York City Center/ Stage II 12/12/2018 N/A REPLACEMENT
2 Mistakes Were Made Barrow Street Theatre 11/14/2010 Felix Artifex
3 Our Town Barrow Street Theatre 02/26/2009 Stage Manager REPLACEMENT
4 The Little Flower of East Orange Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 04/06/2008 Danny
5 Bug Barrow Street Theatre 02/29/2004 Peter Evans
6 Killer Joe SoHo Playhouse 10/18/1998 Chris Smith
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2011 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor Mistakes Were Made Actor
2 NOMINATED 2011 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actor in a Play Mistakes Were Made Actor
3 NOMINATED 2011 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Mistakes Were Made Actor
4 NOMINATED 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Solo Performance Mistakes Were Made Actor
5 NOMINATED 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor Bug Actor
6 WON 2004 Obie Award, Best Performance Bug Actor