Michel's Performances

Drama, Music, Voice Over, Headshots, Resume , Reviews, Monologues, Bios, Awards, Certificates
last update: Nov 24, 2015

December 2016, Lion Witch Wardrobe, Centaur, Directed by Lisa Morse

Michel in the role of the Centaur by Robin Jackson

 

May 2016, King Lear, Edgar, Directed by Jim Dunn

Michel as Poor Tom in King Lear

March 2016, Gossamer, Assistant Director, Directed by Lisa Morse

December 2015, MidSummer's Night Dream, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley, dir. Tina Taylor

October 15, 2015, Revenge of the Space Pandas, College of Marin Brown Bag Theater, "Binky"

September 2015, Misalliance, College of Marin, "Bentley", dir Molly Noble

review in Marin IJ

Michel Plays Bently in Missalliance

August 2015, Play On!, College of Marin Drama Club, "Billy", dir. Keara Reardon

Michel in Play On

July / August 2015, In the Heights, Marin Summer Theater, Ensemble, dir. Patrick Nims

June/July 2015, Into the Woods, Marin Summer Theater, "The Wolf" and "Cinderella's Prince", dir. Patrick Nims

as Cinderella's Prince-

https://youtu.be/BUabMtPyxJw

SInging Agony with Rapunzel's Prince

as the Wolf-

"https://www.youtube.com/embed/7Au6LjkNp_k"

May 2015, The Seagull, College of Marin, Assistant Director, dir Molly Noble

May 14, 2015, Brown Bag at College of Marin, scene from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern- Michel directs Jennely and Ariana

March 2015, Comedy of Errors, College of Marin, First Merchant and Balthazar, dir Molly Noble

Michel as Baltazar in Comedy of Errors

September / October 2014 Little Women, College of Marin, Theodore "Laurie" Laurence, dir Lisa Morse

Michel as Laurie in Little Women

The Taming of the Shrew, College of Marin, Cowboy Henchman, dir James Dunn

this video is of the stunt fall from the balcony

 

2013 The Mouse that Roared, College of Marin, General Snippit, dir Lisa Morse

Michel portrays General Snippet in the Mouse that Roared

 

March 2012 Drake HS- Servant of Two Masters- Silvio, dir David Smith

 

March 2012 Drake HS- The Kiss, written and directed by David Smith, Michel plays Tommy


http://youtu.be/yxv8es39EF

 

Fall 2012 Amy Winehouse Project by David Smith.


http://youtu.be/4AmV_tGjUDA

Fall of 2012 Drake Fringe Fest

January 2011 Vahalla to Midgard, Drake HS, dir David Smith

2009 Freshman Year at Drake

2008 - Sherlock Holmes- Doc Watson directed by Jasper Thelin

March 2008 - Bye Bye Birdie


http://youtu.be/MrM5fl7hV4

 

Music

Guitar - mentored by Tom Finch of Fairfax x ? years.

Singing with guitar- La Vie en Rose


http://youtu.be/Ms9vF9fkfMY

Crazy lil Thing


http://youtu.be/jvWR-M4m0d4

Singing with Adriane


http://youtu.be/C43FPghfSm8

 

Voice Over

Classes at VoiceTrax of Sausalito

 

 


http://youtu.be/YPLRXrsY9ww

 

MIchel narates in Spanish for a school project.

http://youtu.be/hDLT53_UQv8 

 

Photos

PR Shots by Stephanie Mohan, Summer 2015
Stephanie Mohan photos, Summer 2015
Foggy MST photo Michel as the Prince Michel as Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods
Michel as Cinderella's Prince in MST's Into the Woods
Michel as the dad in Bye Bye Birdie
Michel as the dad in Bye Bye Birdie
Michel sings Kids in Bye Bye Birdie
MIchel sings "Kids"
Michel as Cowboy in Taming of the Shrew

Additional skills: Guitar, video production, character creation, dance, stage combat

Bios

118 words- last update August 2016:

Michel Harris just received his Associate of Arts in drama from the College of Marin. Michel has been active in theater for the past ten years and has appeared in many Bay Area productions including the sold-out "King Lear" at College of Marin, directed by James Dunn where he played Edgar. Michel recently appeared in Marin Summer Theater's production of "Into the Woods" for which he received an award for "Best Supporting Actor" from the National Youth Arts Association for his roles as the Prince and the Wolf. In addition to stage productions, Michel is beginning to pursue a side career in voice acting with Bay Area Sound. In his free time, Michel paints, directs, and climbs trees.

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Reviews:

King Lear - Spring 2016

Tiburon Ark - May 11, 2016 - " David Abrams gives a poignant performance as the fool, as does Michael B. Harris as Edgar, who shares the storm and its hardships with Lear" Screen shot

Streetcar - Fall 2016

10-2016 - streetcar Marin IJ - screenshot, original link at MIJ

Twelfth Night - Fall 2018

10-2018 - "Michel Benton Harris as Sir Andrew owns the stage when he enters,
a combination of dynamic energy, colorful facial expressions, and physicality, seemingly in his element with the Shakespearean fete."

http://forallevents.info/reviews/ross-valley-players-timeless-twelfth-night/

10-2018 - " Harris' foppish Sir Andrew falls too much in the background initially, but rises to the fray in some brilliant fight scenes with Grahn."

https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanfran/s1923.html

10-2018 - "The relationship between Orsino and Olivia, and the twins’ separation, are presumably the play’s main focus, but in Leblanc’s hands it’s the antics of Sir Toby Belch and his sidekick Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Steve Price and Michel Benton Harris, respectively) that provide the laughs.... It’s an amazing spectacle of hyper-comedic excess, and Harris does a very good job of keeping pace with him. It’s so spectacular, in fact, that many of the other performers appear lackluster by comparison. "

https://www.marinij.com/2018/10/03/ross-valley-players-stage-an-uproarious-twelfth-night/

"Fools Rush in" theater review by Harry Duke in the Pacific Sun, dated Oct 10, 2018

"characterizations they they steal the show. Steve Price’s hilarious Sir Toby is a marvel of inebriated unctuousness, constantly teetering on the precipice of collapse yet able to participate in the takedown of the haughty Malvolio. Malvolio’s transformation from stuffed shirt to yellow-gartered buffoon to wounded victim is well played by Rodgers.

Michel Benton Harris does the almost impossible as Toby’s patsy Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Often played as an annoyingly foppish idiot, Harris manages to underplay the role and makes the teddy-bear-carrying character cute and almost lovable."

https://pacificsun.com/fools-rush-in/, also https://northbaystageandscreen.com/2018/10/10/review-twelfth-night-in-ross/

Awards!

National Youth Arts Awards 2016 for Outstanding Supporting Actor for role as the Wolf and the Prince in "Into the Woods" at Marin Summer Theater, screenshot
"Outstanding Supporting Actor (College Division):
Michel Benton Harris as Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (Marin Summer Theater)"

Certificates

Stage Combat- Besides training with Richard Squeri at College of Marin

Small Sword - Berkeley Rep, April 2018

Short Sword certificate

 

Regional Theater links:

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