Michael Nathanson is currently playing the role of 'Ali Hakim' in the critically acclaimed sold out run of 'OKLAHOMA!' directed by Daniel Fish at St.Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY.
Michael played series regular ‘Sam Stein’ on Marvel’s The Punisher for Netflix, currently streaming. He was also recently seen as series regular 'Dr. Levi Zinberg' on the HBO/Cinemax series 'The Knick', produced and directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Film credits include: Side Effects (Dir. Steven Soderbergh, starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara); The Wolf of Wall Street (Dir. Martin Scorsese); Time Freak (Academy Award Nominee, Best Live-Action Short); The Happy Sad (dir. Rodney Evans, written by Ken Urban); After Party (dir. Amos Posner). TV credits include: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘Unforgettable’, 'Chicago Med,' 'The Good Wife,' '30 Rock,' 'Rescue Me,' 'Elementary,' 'Law & Order,' 'Onion News Network,' 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Life with Kids,' a CBS pilot with Debra Messing and Paul Adelstein. Theatre Credits include shows with: Lincoln Center, Hangar Theatre, Yale Rep, Bucks County Playhouse, Two River Theater, New Jersey Rep, Guild Hall, and the Disney national tour of 'The Lion King,' in which he performed as Ed the Hyena, Timon, & Zazu.
You've also seen him in many national commercials and heard him in voiceover roles, and a few audiobooks as well.
As a writer and producer, he has a number of festival shorts to his credit, including 'Tribute', distributed by Shorts International and available on ITUNES. He is currently development as a producer on the sci-fi relationship feature ‘I CAN CHANGE’ which he co-wrote with Amy Lowe-Starbin (‘Kelly & Cal’). He also has a super secret non scripted variety series in development set in the Nerd Universe. He is also in development on a TV dramedy series with screenwriter Zach Baylin, about dads in Williamsburg, called 'Drop-Off'. His latest sci-fi short, 'One More Minute', which he wrote, produced, and acted in, and will be hitting festivals this year.
Michael is also a director/creator with the NYC based immersive cinema event production company BBQ FILMS, where he has collaborated with movie studios, production companies, and branded content partners from all over the globe. Recent productions include: 'Blade Rave' at Terminal 5 in NYC, ‘Ghostbusters HQ’ with Sony at Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, ‘Beetlejuice’s Wedding’ at House of Yes in Bushwick, 'Return to TWIN PEAKS' with Showtime at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint.
Michael is a graduate of the theater program at Northwestern University and attended RADA in London. He also trained in Improv at UCB and The Pit in NYC. Michael is represented by Lillian LaSalle/Sweet 180 Management and Innovative Artists. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and twin daughters.