Played by Michael C. Hall
Recognized with three Screen Actors Guild awards and half a dozen Emmy nominations, Michael C. Hall portrayed the title character in Dexter and David Fisher in the groundbreaking Six Feet Under. His television credits also include the mini-series Safe and Shadowplay, as well as The Crown and the Any Given Saturday Afternoon episode of Documentary Now!
On film, Hall appeared in The Report, In the Shadow of the Moon, Game Night, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Christine, Cold in July and Kill Your Darlings. He most recently co-starred in Pascual Sisto’s John and the Hole, which premiered in Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Hall is a stage veteran whose performances on and off Broadway have garnered equivalent acclaim. In the fall of 2019, he starred in the sold out run of Will Eno’s one man play “Thom Pain (based on nothing),” directed by Oliver Butler at off Broadway’s Signature Theatre. Hall previously starred as Thomas Newton in the London and New York Theatre Workshop productions of “Lazarus” (Drama Desk, Drama League, Lucille Lortel award nominations) by David Bowie & Enda Walsh, directed by Ivo van Hove. At Bowie’s request, Hall performed the “Lazarus” single, from Bowie’s “Blackstar” album, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also performed in Bowie’s stead at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, to celebrate the icon’s posthumous Mercury prize nomination.
Hall previously portrayed the title character in the Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” directed by Michael Mayer from the book by John Cameron Mitchell, with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. He also starred in Eno’s Broadway production of “The Realistic Joneses” (Drama League Award nomination) directed by Sam Gold and co-starring Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. Hall made his Broadway debut in 1999 as the Master of Ceremonies in Sam Mendes' revival of “Cabaret” and portrayed Billy Flynn in 2002 in the revival of “Chicago.”
Off Broadway, Hall's credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company's “Mr. Marmalade,” “Cymbeline,” “Macbeth,” “Timon of Athens,” and “Henry V” at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, “The English Teachers” for MCC, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Corpus Christi,” “Romeo and Juliet” at Center Stage, “R Shoman” at Williamstown and “Skylight” at the Mark Taper Forum.
After working together in the 2014-15 production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” Hall joined keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie) and drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood) to create Princess Goes to The Butterfly Museum, a musical trio that released their debut album Thanks for Coming on February 12, 2021. The music features a wealth of disparate influences – from the experimental, glam, ambient music of David Bowie, to Giorgio Moroder’s ‘70s disco productions for Donna Summer, to ‘80s new wave dance music and contemporary electronic dance acts like Justice, to the roster of France’s Ed Banger label.