A Passionate and Compassionate Leader
An award winning Director/Choreographer/Playwright/Educator MICHAEL SUSKO's work has taken him around the globe. Credits include work for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Casa Manana, Cider Mill Playhouse, Theatre by the Sea, PaperMill Theatre, Westchester Broadway, Arizona Broadway and Arkansas Repertory. For the past twelve years he has also served as resident director of the New Bedford Festival Theatre where he has helmed a variety of plays, including their Moss Hart Award winning productions of HAIRSPRAY and LES MISERABLES. In NYC, his work both as writer and director has been seen at Off-Broadway's THE BIGOT, the Midtown International Fringe Festival, Alternative Theatre Company, Network Theatre Company, Equity Library Theatre and The New Short Play Festival where he is the current Artistic Director.
As a performer, Michael has been seen in several Broadway national tours, European tours, and countless regional appearances including stints at The Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, Bristol Riverside, Ogunquit Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh CLO just to name a few. He has also appeared in many film, television shows and commercials.
As an educator, Michael taught theatre at Chadron State College in Nebraska and also served as head of the theatre program at Southern Arkansas University. He also teaches playwriting at ATC Studios in Clifton, NJ. Michael holds an MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College, and a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. He is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, and the Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance.