Senior Lecturer SOE
Michael Morgan is a studio professor with security of employment. He is the head of Voice & Speech and Theater & Community.
Michael Morgan has performed at the following theaters: Mark Taper Forum, Yale Rep., La Mama, California Shakespeare Festival, Ensemble Theater New York, Independent Shakespeare Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare and Company, Peoples Light and Theatre Company, The Red Pear Theatre Antibes, City Street Theater, Negro Ensemble Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Lobero Theater, Classical Theater Lab, Sierra Repertory, The Working Theater and has garnered numerous TV, film and voice over credits.
Teaching: Penn State University, Yale University, Temple University, Theatre Conservatorium in Brussels, Royal Conservatoire in Liege, Arena Stage in Washington, Neighborhood Playhouse, University of Hawaii, American Academy of Dramatic Art, UCSD, Pepperdine University, and California Institute for the Arts.
In his Theater & Community work he spearheads applied theater initiatives including The Odyssey Project with incarcerated youth http://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/projects/odyssey/.
More recently, he has originated and facilitated The Going Home Project with youth experiencing homelessness.
He has served as a voice, speech, accent and text coach at Shakespeare and Company, The Cleveland Playhouse, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz among other theaters.
Publications: Rough Games in Rant Theater Journal, Voice and Chinese Medicine in the Voice and Speech Review, Qi Gong Breathing in Breath in Action, Fitzmaurice
Voicework: Constructing the Holistic Voice and articles on Kristin Linklater, Catherine Fitzmaurice and Patsy Rodenburg in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting.
Education: Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara, BFA NYU/Tisch School for the Arts, MS in Oriental Medicine from SAMRA University, Designated Linklater Teacher, Fitzmaurice Candidate, registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance.