Michael Regnier (AVINOAM) A professional actor for more than 30 years, Michael has appeared in more than 100 roles at Cleveland area theaters, was a resident company member of Ken Albers’ Actors Company (7 seasons) Cleveland SignStage Theatre (18 years) and once a Hermit Club stage-regular. He has been most recently seen onstage at Karamu, convergence continuum Mamai Theatre Company, and Playwrights Local 4181.
While at SignStage, where he served variously as Actor, Director, Artistic Director, Marketing Director and General Manager, Michael was Staff Coordinator and Production Director of its nationally-acclaimed NCAH Children’s Summer Experience in Sign Language Theatre, was Project Director of its U.S. Department of Education-sponsored Instant Theatre Residency Program, and spearheaded the theatre’s award-winning USIA-Arts America tours to Czechoslovakia, Jordan and Russia. In 1992 the SignStage Board of Trustees honored Michael for his “Outstanding and Enduring Artistry, Service and Dedication.”
“Best Character Actor” at Wabash College, where he received his AB in English, Michael is an MFA/Acting Graduate of CWRU. At CASE he was a scholarship student, recipient of the Hines, Brooks, Kelso Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Department of Theatre, and an intern at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival. He has studied with The Living Stage Theatre Company, The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, and The National Theatre of the Deaf Professional Theatre School. He has served as a college Instructor of Acting and Director, and as Director at a variety of theaters.
Screen credits include the roles of Miller in Jeff Yanik’s short, THE TELLTALE HEART, The Engineer in Theater Ninjas’ stage production of HEDDATRON; George in Autumn Haze Pictures’ short, VISIT CHINA; and Sam in TO SEE THE MOON IN THE MORNING SKY and Simon in THE FORGOTTEN ONES, independent films produced by Little Beth Entertainment.
Michael presently appears daily at Animal Zen in Cleveland Heights, whose services and products promote a full and healthy relationship between people and their pets. He is an inveterate, impenitent collector. Sunguidess beauty Juliette – mystic seer, songbird actress, playwright and director – is his wife and life-unifier, and Grover-the-bullmastiff’s spoiler. Beloved children are in Cleveland, Chicago, and Taos. Thank-you, Love, God of the Universe!