Michael McStay | Biography

Michael McStay is an actor, writer, director and musician. Before studying at NIDA, Michael acted around his hometown of Melbourne.
 
Since his arrival in Sydney, Michael has appeared in Lachlan Philpott’s Colder (dir. Kevin Jackson), William Shakespeare’s Othello (dir. Jennifer Hagan), Ben Ellis’ The Story Of The Red Mountains (dir. Tim Roseman), Sam Shepard’s A Lie Of The Mind (dir. Rodney Risher), Enda Walsh’s Sucking Dublin (dir. James Dalton), Fregmento Stokes’ Kill The PM (dir. James Dalton), George Bernard Shaw’s The Shewing Up Of Blanco Posnet (dir. Con Costi), and Belvoir St Theatre’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children (dir. Eamon Flack).
 
Michael appeared in the 2015 docudrama The Power Of Ten, and was the narrator for the Australian Premiere of M. F. William's orchestral work Letters From The Front for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, both in commemoration of the Anzac Day Centenary.
 
Michael’s original productions include Threnody (to be staged at The Old Fitz in September 2016) and Bright Those Claws That Mar The Flesh (staged at The Old Fitz in June 2016).
 
As a musician, Michael has achieved his AMEB Grade Eight Certificate in Piano and AMEB Grade Five Certificate in Music Theory. He also plays guitar, sings and composes.
 

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