Michael Esper

  • Birth Name: Michael James Esper
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Musician, Singer
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  • Father is the founder of the William Esper Studio, a well-respected acting studio dedicated to Meisner-based actor training. 
  • Used to fence while in high school, but claims he was really bad at it.
  • Played guitar in the band The Red + The Black.
  • Studied writing and philosophy at Oberlin College for a year, but struggled so much that they suggested he take a year off.
  • Received his Equity card when he did a play at Trinity Repertory Company called Henry Flamethrowa.
  • Made his Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of A Man for All Seasons.
  • Won the Clarence Derwent Award, which honors promising performers on the New York theater scene, in 2008 for his role in A.R. Gurney's Crazy Mary.
  • Sang the song "Boxcar" by the band Jawbreaker for his American Idiot audition.


  • William Esper — Father
  • Shannon Esper — Sister
  • Suzanne Esper — Mother


  • Attended Oberlin College & Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio, United States; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States (BFA in Theater)
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