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Biography

MICHAEL BLEVINS
AEA * AFTRA * SAG
Actor-Dancer-Singer
Director/Choreographer
Acting, Dance & Musical Theatre Educator
13 West 100th Street,
Studio #2C
New York, NY 10025-4815
PHONE#: [212] 665-8565
FAX #: [240] 269-5581
Additional Contact #: [908] 979-0900
www.michaelblevins.com
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MICHAEL BLEVINS is originally from East Tennessee. He attended the University of North Carolina, majoring in Acting and Dance and continued his studies in the performing arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has appeared in several Broadway productions including, "Bring Back Birdie", Neil Simon's "Little Me", and the Tony Winning "Tap Dance Kid" in which he created the role of "Winslow". Favorite Regional Theatre credits include: Andrew in "Love Letters", with Constance Schulman, the Emcee in "Cabaret" with Beth Leavel, and Johnny Burton in "Drumwright" with two-time Tony winner John Cullum. Other work includes appearances in a slew of National and International TV commercials, plus network television shows and specials including the "Tony Awards Show", and a regular spot on the ABC series "The Nashville Palace". Major film roles include a bit in "Zelig", and a supporting role in the screen biography "Chaplin", yet he is most widely known for his portrayal of Mark in the movie "A Chorus Line".

Blevins feels fortunate having worked for many Tony and Academy Award winning Directors and Choreographers including Sir Richard Attenborough, Joe Layton, Woody Allen, Vivian Matalon, Peter Gennaro, Danny Daniels and Bob Fosse. He has performed with a wide variety of top-notch performers including Chita Rivera, Michael Douglas, Andy Griffith, Donald O'Conner, Diane Lane, Victor Garber, Brooke Sheilds, Savion Glover, James Coco, Bebe Neuwirth, and Robert Downey, Jr. He has been featured on "Good Morning America" for ABC-TV and on the covers of "Dance Magazine" and "USA Today". In his youth Blevins studied extensively with internationally known Dance Master, Mallory Graham.

Mr. Blevins is also an accomplished Director/Choreographer having choreographed the Off-Broadway production of "The Mad Forest" for the Manhattan Theatre Club and several national TV commercials for "Days Inn", plus music videos for redording artists Melba Moore and Amy Grant. He has lent his choreographic assistance to a long list of network television specials including "How To Be A Man" with Scott Biao for CBS and "The Country Music Awards" with Charlie Daniels and Barbara Mandrell for NBC. He has Directed and Choreographed the National Tours of "Babes In Toyland", "Aladdin", and "Tom Sawyer" for the American Family Theatre. Most recently he was comissioned to create "American Sampler: 100 Years of Musical Theatre Dance" for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as part of their state-side Theatre Academy for public school children.

Michael Blevins is a highly respected and experienced teacher having sustained an International teaching career for over ten years. Along with Gwen Verdon he co-founded the MTW Academy the only young people's Musical Theatre program run by a professional Off-Broadway theatre company. Former child students include: Broadway and film actress Melissa Errico, Broadway's and TV's Alfonso Ribeiro of "Fresh Prince" fame and Tony Award winner Savion Glover. He has been a resident teacher for New York University's Tisch School of the Arts exclusive studio program. Other teaching engagements have been with NYC's Broadway Dance Center, Summerfest Ballet Conservatory, Public School Systems in New York state, NYC, and New Jersey, the Tennessee Association of Dance, Georgia State University, Nebraska Dance Teachers Association and the Folkuniversitete Balettakademien under the artistic direction of Lia Schubert in Gothenborg, Sweden. He recently attained the distinctive honor of giving Bob Fosse's grandson, Sean, his first dance lessons.

He is presently Artistic Director for the noted Centenary Young Performers Workshop housed by the Centenary Stage Company, a resident Equity theatre at Centenary College. He most recently appeared in an Equity Staged Reading, in New York City of a new play, "Murder On The Sea Bird" written by noted scripter Mary Orr who penned the magazine article and play "The Wisdom of Eve" on which the famous film "All About Eve" was based.





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