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Photo Credit: Sarah Sloboda

Photo Credit: Sarah Sloboda

Photo Credit: Marcie Hume

Photo Credit: Marcie Hume

Michael Cyril Creighton has been seen on NY Stage in The Debate Society’s “Cape Disappointment” at PS 122 and “You’re Welcome” at Dixon Place, The NY Premiere of Christopher Durang’s “The Vietnamization of New Jersey” (Off-Broadway), Delaney Brit Brewer’s “An Octopus Love Story,” Rachel Shukert’s “Sequins for Satan”, “365 Plays/365 Days” (The Public Theater), “Rip Me Open” (co-written with Desiree Burch and OBIE Winner Kyle Jarrow), and the solo show “The Hermitage of An Exiled Chain Smoker (Fringe NYC) and various other shows. Regionally he has been seen in George Street Playhouse’s critically acclaimed production of “Lend Me A Tenor.” He was a founding member of The New York Neo-Futurists and is a frequent guest artist with The Debate Society. He has performed stand-up and storytelling around the city. Michael is formerly of VH1’s Best Night Ever video podcast and has been seen on the web reading from the notorious book “Cop Without A Badge” (of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame) and in episodes of “The Burg” and “The Mimi & Flo Show.” He recently created a new web sitcom called “Jack In A Box,” about an off-off Broadway Box Office employee trying to keep his patience. Michael can currently be seen in “MilkMilkLemonade” through September 26. at Under St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave & Avenue A). For tickets visit Smarttix.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Madeline Kahn.

2. When did you realize you wanted to be a performer? When I realized I had no athletic ability or real interest in anything that didn’t involve “pretending”. So , pretty early on. Grade school.

3. What has been your best and worst experience in a show? Best: Any time I’ve had the chance to work with The Debate Society. Most recently, we did Cape Disappointment at PS 122 and spent over a year developing it. It was a really satisfying experience with really great people. I was proud to be a part of it.
Worst: I always try to have fun…so nothing is ever TRULY awful…but see below.

4. What is your most embarrassing on-stage moment? I was doing a show upstate in a Barn, that had a metal roof. Basically, when it rained you had to literaly scream your lines to be heard.  This lovely girl in it had this really funny accent, and during a scene she pointed a gun at me and was screaming something, I forget what, in a Scottish one. And for some reason it was hysterical to me. So, instead of hysterically laughing on stage which would be terrible, I ran to my exit instead of walked. And during that run, I hit the wall. Literaly ran straight into the wall, almost knocking it over and knocking down peices of the set. Humiliating. Better than laughing on stage, though? I think?

5. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? I unfortunately had a  (possibly warranted) temper tantrum in the Starbucks near my work and the Dunkin Donuts closed…so now I go to Empire Coffee. I get a large iced with skim and two splendas. Earlier this year I was getting large iced with sugar and half & half…but things change.

6. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer Briefs.

7. Favorite TV Show? Of all time: Six Feet Under and Meadowlands
Right now: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

8. Favorite drink? Maker’s Mark Manhattan on the rocks.

9. Favorite ride at an amusement park? The Gravitron. Which is crazy, since I’m perpetually nauseous.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman. I used to wear black t-shirts on my head and yellow rubberbands on my wrists and pretend to be her, much to my mother’s dismay.

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