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Michael Shon studied an MA in Acting at the Arts Education School London and continued his training with the Impulse Theatre Company 1 year program under the tutelage of Scott Williams. He was a member of the National Youth Theatre, making his professional stage debut appearing in their production of 'Savages' at the Royal Court Theatre in 2006.
Michael has been working with Brother Wolf since 2016, having met James Hyland whilst working together on the short film 'Transmission'. Michael has since performed and toured with Brother Wolf on two projects. Firstly, in James Hyland's powerful 5-star commemorative production 'A Lesson from Auschwitz', playing the Jewish prisoner Abraham Könisberg. Having premiered at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre in 2016, the production has toured the UK extensively, garnering excellent reviews and audience testimonials in which Michael's performance was described as "magnificent" and "totally believable". In 2017 Michael worked again with Brother Wolf in collaboration with Harrogate Theatre on Kim Newman's occult thriller 'Magic Circle', playing the hippy occultist Professor Harry Cutley. The show, directed by Phil Lowe, premiered on the main stage at the Harrogate Theatre and has since toured the UK, garnering fantastic reviews and audience testimonials along the way.
Michael is also a member of RSC Associate Director Aileen Gonsalves' site-specific Butterfly Theatre Company. Michael has completed two tours of Germany with the company, playing the titular role in 'Macbeth' (2014) and Mercutio in 'Romeo and Juliet' (2015), as well as Jacques in 'As You Like It' (2014-15) and Mort in 'California Suite Part 2' (2014) in London, Buxton and Devon.
Screen credits include the political prisoner Leonard in the multi-award winning short film 'Transmission' by Parallel Madness, in which Michael received a Best Actor nomination at the Torino Underground Film Festival. He also appeared as a sardonic hipster Justin in NTE Production's short comedy 'Love, Hate, Date' as well as the role of Dr. Francis Grappell in the Victorian crime docudrama 'Murder Maps' now available on Netflix. Commercial work includes TV and in-house idents for Barclays, Weetabix and Perkbox.
Michael can be heard voicing the disgruntled animal rights campaigner Travis Jones, alongside Brendan Coyle and Lia Williams in the Audible's 'Animal Instinct: Human Zoo', written by Simon Booker. He also has a recurring role as Tom Cunningham in Big Finish's cult 'Dark Shadows', appearing extensively in the highly successful 'Bloodlust' miniseries.