Michael Chenevert – Actor/Producer, Star of Off-Broadway play, “An Adam Experiment.”
Michael grew up in the fervent city of Detroit, Michigan. His family has an African-American ancestry with history in the Americas dating back as far as 1724. He attended University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and further studied in the BFA program at University of Detroit Mercy. Michael has also spent some time in Ireland studying at The LIR at Trinity College and in New York at The Barrow Group. Michael continues his coaching with the great Susan Batson.
Michael’s family was active in city government and in the arts. At a very young age, Michael packed boxes of food for the underprivileged at his family’s community center, then at night he would sit in the wings of the Detroit Music Hall, where he watched the productions of the late playwright Ron Milner.
Michael’s first professional acting jobs were in school performances funded by Planned Parenthood. After these performances he would counsel teens on personal and social concerns. Then on his 20th birthday, Michael booked his first prime time television appearance on the NBC show Final Appeal making him a Screen Actors Guild member. Other TV credits include Ugly Betty, Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order SVU, and The Following. His film credits include, Syrup, Eugenia and John, The Tombs, Soul Mates and Interference.
Michael is a member of Actors Equity Association and has performed lead roles in regional theaters across the country, such as Westport Country Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory, Repertory of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Crossroads Theatre Company. In New York Michael has worked in such theaters as The Barrow Group, Negro Ensemble Company, Take Wing and Soar, New Federal, The Public Theater and the Billie Holiday Theatre, where he has performed in two Audelco award winning productions.
Currently, Michael is performing across the country in An Adam Experiment , his one-man show that he wrote about the life of Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr.