Michael Ray Wisely

Michael Ray Wisely* is a founding member of AlterTheater.

 Michael Ray directed the critically acclaimed world premiere production of  Justin Warner’s American Whupass as well as the first public reading of Ann Brebner and Laurel Graver’s Hard Laughter.  Michael Ray also performed in Alter's first commission, the world premiere of  The Horses by Brian Thorstenson.  Well known to Bay Area audiences, recent credits include:  The title role in Macbeth for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, The Arsonists, at the Aurora Theatre Co., Theatre Works (Carlson in Of Mice and Men)  and with Center REPertory Co. (Petkoff in Arms and the Man, Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)  Notable productions also include: Marin Theatre Co. (Shamrayev in Seagull). Aurora Theatre Co. (Bill in Trouble in Mind, McCann in The Birthday Party), San Jose Stage Co. (Moss in Glengarry Glen Ross), Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Randall in Heartbreak House),  as well as many appearances with Magic Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Marin Shakespeare Co. and others.   Michael Ray has starred and guest-starred in television movies and series (including hosting a series on the DIY Network).  In addition to his work as an actor, he has directed for the stage, video, film, and shares the helm of a bay area independent production company, 3 and a Half Egos.

 *Michael Ray is a proud member of Actors Equity Assoc. celebrating it’s 100th anniversary in 2013.