Michael John Griesen

  • Actor
    Male / St Helens, Merseyside
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    21 - 27
    Height
    5' 8" (1m 73cm)
    Weight
    9st. 8lb (61kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Black
    Build
    Slim
  • Files

    • sound file (mp3)
  • Links

    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2011Vocalist
TV
The Tenors (Television Appearance)
Barry Potts
Icon Theatrical Ltd.
RTL4 Television, The Netherlands
2011Vocalist
Commercial
The Tenors (Online Promo)
Barry Potts
Icon Theatrical Ltd.
TPTV, The Netherlands
2011Vocalist
TV
The Tenors (Promo)
Barry Potts
Icon Theatrical Ltd.
Koffie Max Television, The Netherlands
2011Soloist
Musical
The Tenors
Barry Potts
Icon Theatrical Ltd.
Netherlands Tour
2010Soloist
Radio
The Tenors (Promo)
Barry Potts
General Entertainment Associates
Radio Cappuccino, Netherlands
2010Soloist
Musical
The Tenors
Barry Potts
General Entertainment Associates
Netherlands Tour
2010Moritz
Theatre
Spring Awakening
Andrew Panton
One Academy Productions
Pleasance Courtyard Beyond
2010Friend
Theatre
In Touch - A New Musical
Ken Alexander/Dougal Irvine
One Academy Productions
Pleasance 10 Dome
2010Featured Vocalist
TV
Tonight's The NightBBC
BBC Scotland
2010Soloist
Musical
Candid Cabaret
Self, Susie Dumbreck
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Oran Mor Glasgow
2010Guest Singer
Corporate
Arts & Business Scotland Awards
Michael Howell
Arts & Business Scotland
Atheneum Theatre, RSAMD
2010Featured Vocalist
Corporate
SDTN Opening
Andrew Panton
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2010Guest Singer
Corporate
Scottish Offshore Achievement Award Ceremony
Aaron Lee Lambert
SOAA
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
2009Soloist
Musical
Flying Into Christmas
Andrew Panton
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2009Guest Singer
Corporate
GlobalScots Conference
Aaron Lee Lambert
GlobalScots
Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow
2009Ensemble
Musical
Tiger Tamer (Workshop)
Laurie Samson, Barb Jungr
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2009Mr Webb/Belligerent Man
Theatre
Our Town
Adrian Osmond
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2009All Male Roles
Theatre
Two by Jim Cartwright
Michael John Griesen/Sian Stephenson
3s A Crowd
Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle
2009Peter van Pels
Musical
Dear Diary
Sara Whittaker
University of Cumbria
Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle
2009Geoffrey
Musical
Godspell
Lisa Dykes
University of Cumbria
Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle
2008Soloist
Musical
A Night of Alternative Musical Theatre
Vicky Forrester
Chorley Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society
Chorley Little Theatre
2008Trigorin
Theatre
The Seagull
Dr Robert Leach
University of Cumbria
Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle
2008Christian (Male Lead) / Scriptwriter
Musical
If I Told You
Ross Cameron/Mark Webber
Liberty Productions
Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle
2007Dottore Gratiano
Theatre
Arcadia Enchanted
Mike Casey
University of Cumbria
Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle
2006Dennis
Film (Student)
Circle
Andrew Morris
Winstanley College/AME Pictures
2005Johnny Casino/Ensemble
Musical
Grease
Andrew Stott
Purple Patch Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010Post Graduate Musical TheatreRoyal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama
    2009BA (hons) Performing ArtsCumbria Institute of the Arts

    Additional Skills

    Learning Ukulele (Chords).

    Some experience in scriptwriting.

    Can ride a bicycle.

    Full Clean UK Driving License.

    Additional Information

    Workshops - Nadine George, Gillyanne Kayes, Jeremy Fisher, Jacquie Crago, Maurice Clark, Jon Robyns, Adrian Kirk, Aaron Lee Lambert, Lindsay McDonald, Viv Gee, Anne-Liis Poll, Nikki King, James Brining, Simon Beck, Ken Alexander, Morag Fullerton, Bruce Strachan, Mike Casey, Barb Jungr, Dougal Irvine.

    ** REVIEWS **

    SPRING AWAKENING - EDINBURGH 2010

    "Standout performances, however, are made by Michael John Griesen and Rachel Middle, playing Moritz and Ilse respectively. Both have a watchable openness in their presentation that is instantly appealing."

    (Laurin Campbell - theskinny.co.uk)

    IN TOUCH - EDINBURGH 2010

    "Skilfully directed by Ken Alexander, the musical is confidently performed by a group of musical theatre students from RSAMD."

    (Keith Paterson - whatsonstage.com)

    "I knew immediately this was something special: that arresting combination of exceptional talent, creative mastery and social relevance flared through the opening scenes. Spectators froze with concentration as two agoraphobic internet users, fixated by the textual ambiguities of their secret cyber-mates, begin to lose touch with reality. Upstage four 'internet actors' spectacularly enacted the downstage internet users' online alter-egos. Poke-matches and emoticon battles literally bring the internet to life; though this drew peals of laughter, the overall tone of this play is heartbreaking. This stuff is happening now, everywhere, and I champion the team for their flawless performance as well as their subtle and inspired aesthetic commitment in turning this problem into an accessible work of art."

    (Alexander Howard - ThreeWeeks)

    RSAMD INDUSTRY SHOWCASE -2010

    "Michael John Griesen has a cheeky smile and an excellent expression and demeanour. His interpretation of 'My Unfortunate Erection' from 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' is of a high calibre, contrasted nicely with a rather word-shy Benjamin in an excerpt from 'The Graduate'. He also manages to execute all the ensemble choreography very credibly..."

    (Jennifer Reischel - The stage, Nov. 4th 2010 Issue)

    Currently based in Lancashire, but extremely flexible to relocate for work anywhere in UK and abroad.

    Email contact: **contact removed**

    About me

    Graduate of RSAMD (RCS) MA Musical Theatre with Distinction.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Experienced In
    • Corporate
    • Film (Student)
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    Hair Length
    • Short to Medium
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Falsetto
    • Tenor
    Perform nude?
    • Yes
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    Character Types
    • Wholesome
    • Mischievous
    • Geeky
    • Free-spirited
    • Scruffy