Michael Fuller has worked actively as an educator and actor for over 20 years in the Pittsburgh area. He earned both a BFA in Musical Theatre and an MFA in Voice and Speech from Carnegie Mellon University’s Drama Department. He went on to an internship at the American Repertory Theater, working under the tutelage of Bonnie Raphael with a number of gifted performers, writers and instructors, including Tony Shalhoub and David Mamet.
For the past 20 years he has trained actors in a number of settings, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Drama Precollege Program, Point Park University and Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts 6-12. As a professional actor he has appeared in numerous stage productions, including “Death of a Salesman” directed by Arthur Miller’s son, Robert Miller with Point Park’s The Rep. Other professional companies include: Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, St. Vincent Summer Theatre, Bricolage, and Barebones Productions. He was a founding member of Pittsburgh Theatersports, a comedy improvisation troupe that performed in various locations throughout the area, and eventually moved on to improvisational work with Unplanned Comedy. On camera, Michael has appeared in many corporate video and commercial productions with Development Dimensions, International, Ashland Oil and others. As a voice actor, he has represented many Pittsburgh-based companies, including PNC Bank, EDMC, Dollar Bank, Roomful Express, and Allegheny Power’s “Watt Watchers” campaign. His previous production work with a former startup, ‘Wanted: Films’, led to a number of short film awards, including: ‘Best Film’ in the Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Challenge and an official selection of the Toronto ReelHeART International Film Festival. He continues to grow as a performer and teacher, studying Stanislavsky’s ‘Active Analysis’ in an ongoing workshop with fellow acting and teaching professionals, led by stage, film and television actor, and former Cotter Smith.