Michael Stoddard, native NH boy,from Franklin, studied Musical Theatre at Plymouth State University, then returned to PSU to pursue a graduate degree in Theatre Education and Integrated Arts. It was during that time that he directed, choreographed and taught as a freelance artist all over the state, which is incidentally how he met Nancy Barry, now Producing Director of the Interlakes Summer Theatre.
Michael currently resides in Miami, Florida where he directs regionally and works full time as the Director of Theatre at Palmer Trinity School.
Previously he lived in Milwaukee and Chicago and was the Director of Theatre for The Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre where he directed and choreographed over thirty productions in eight years. He was also the creator and director of Community Theatre Works, one of Milwaukee’s largest educational summer theatre programs today.
In the last seventeen years he has directed and choreographed over fifty productions with theater organizations located in six countries and fifteen states throughout the U.S. including Split Stage Productions in Pittsburgh, All In Productions in Milwaukee, Dream Big in Chicago and ShangKat in Shanghai.
When not directing, Michael performs with companies throughout the country. This July he will perform as Jeff in Title of Show, at the Little Church Theatre in Holderness.
Recent performance credits include, Jerry in The Full Monty, (GCT), Lord Farquaad in Shrek as a guest artist ETC at Plymouth State University, Jamie in The Last Five Years, (All In Productions), Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q, (Split Stage Productions), and Leo Frank in Parade (GCT).