Michael Laskin has been a working professional actor for over 30 years in film and television, off-Broadway, and at America’s leading regional theatres, including The Guthrie Theatre, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, and The Seattle Repertory Theatre. Additionally, he was awarded the prestigious Fringe First Award at The Edinburgh Festival, starred on stage in London at The Roundhouse Theatre, and in the Canadian premier of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Talley’s Folly.” Michael received a Bush Fellowship with The Guthrie Theatre, and was recently awarded a Distinguished Alumnus Award from The University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts.
Michael is a graduate of Northwestern University’s renowned theatre department where he received his B.A. degree. He also has an M.A. degree in theatre management from The University of Minnesota.
Along the way he has had the privilege of working with many of the world’s greatest actors, directors, writers, producers, and cinematographers.
Besides an extensive private coaching clientele, Michael has taught Master Classes in acting at The University of Minnesota, Kennesaw University, The Hawaii International Film Festival, and most recently taught on-camera acting to the MFA students at UCLA’s School of Theatre Film and Television. He’s also been a corporate consultant for a high-level creative think tank, The Right Brain Studio, and his voice can be heard in literally thousands of voice-overs for radio, television, and animation.
Michael is also involved in several projects as a producer, including a play that is currently optioned for Broadway. He also helped develop and produced Jeffrey Tambor’s “Performing Your Life”, which has played all over the US.
He is married to fundraising executive Emily Laskin, and has two sons, Nick Laskin, and Joe Laskin.
He’s one lucky guy.