Michael Breese Barbour

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Michael Breese Barbour (Kapellmeister Bonno, u/s Rosenberg, u/s Strack, u/s Swieten) is delighted to return to Syracuse Stage after his recent turn as Maurice in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. New York City credits include Eddie Marx in The Inn at Lake Devine and Narrator in Lovers. Regional credits include Lear in King Lear, Andy in Lovers, Mike in Rounding Third, Jeffrey in A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Falstaff in Henry 5 by 7, Orson Wells in Orson Wells/Shylock, Baron Van Swieten in Amadeus, Captain William Farnsworth Cook (Grandfather) in Fever 1793, Hosiah Ward in Mother Hicks, Utterson in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Van Helsing in Dracula. Favorite roles as an Equity Guest Artist include Prospero in The Tempest, Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance, Hugh in Translations, John Graunt in The Living, Leonato in Much Ado about Nothing, and Charles Darwin in Darwin in Malibu. Some favorite summer stock credits include Henry Albertson in The Fantastiks, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Captain Brackett in South Pacific. Television and film include Sherriff Dell in The Mental State, Mr. Briggs in Neon Lights (HBO), Merlin in The Ill-Made Knight, Robert Morrison in Unsolved Mysteries, and Father Time. Michael earned his M.F.A. at The Catholic University of America and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.


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