Skip to main content


54 Below

Michael originated the role of Bruce Bechdel in Fun Home at the Public Theater, winning the 2015 Tony Award® and the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actor. He received the Tony Award® for his portrayal of John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, and Tony® nominations for his roles in Evita, LoveMusik, Sweeney Todd, and The Who’s Tommy. Other Broadway appearances include In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play), Hedda Gabler, Cymbeline, and Titanic. Known for his versatility as an actor, Cerveris also performed in Off-Broadway productions of King Lear, Macbeth, Nikolai and the Others, and Sondheim’s Road Show, among others, and brought his performance as Hedwig from Off Broadway to LA and London’s West End.

Cerveris has also appeared in many films and television series, including roles on the “The Gilded Age,” “The Good Wife,” “Treme,” “The Blacklist,” “The Plot Against America,” and “Fringe.” Film roles he has appeared as the villain in Marvel’s Ant Man. Cerveris has sung with the NY City Opera and the NY Philharmonic, and at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center to New Orleans’ JazzFest and a tour playing guitar for Bob Mould. As a recording artist his two solo albums, Dog Eared and the upcoming Piety were major hits. His country band Loose Cattle recently released their live debut record, North of Houston. 2023 Rockers On Broadway 30th Anniversary Concert featured Michael Cerveris performing at Sony Hall in a musical charity event raising money for pre-professional training and scholarships in the performing arts.