Michael T. Weiss
Michael T. Weiss (Director) is a native of Chicago, studied acting at The Second City, and holds a BFA in acting from University of Southern California. Well known for starring as “Jared” on NBC’s “The Pretender,” Weiss has directed numerous plays in Los Angeles including In Progress (Matrix Theater), A Brush With Fate (West Coast Ensemble), and Streams of Consciousness (Met Theater), which he both wrote and directed. His theater credits include a starring role in the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Second Stage Theatre in NYC, which won both the OBIE Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Production of a Play. He co-starred on Broadway with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons in the new play Impressionism directed by Jack O’Brien, and received a Drama Desk nomination for his work in Scarcity at the Atlantic Theater Company. Other acting credits include Burn This and Les Liaisons Dangereuse (The Huntington Theater Company) and Of Equal Measure (Center Theater Group). Weiss’s feature film acting credits include the Oliver Stone produced cult hit film “Freeway,” opposite Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, and Amanda Plummer, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; the film “Jeffrey,” based on Paul Rudnick’s Off-Broadway hit play of the same name, alongside Patrick Stewart, Steven Weber, Sigourney Weaver, Olympia Dukakis, and Nathan Lane; the New Line feature film “Bones” with Pam Grier and Snoop Dogg; and the independent films “Net Worth,” “Until the Night,” “Marmalade,” and “Iowa,” which was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival and for which he received the “Best Actor” Award at the Midwest Film Festival. His television credits include roles on “Blue Bloods” (CBS) and “The Pretender” (NBC).