Actor / Director / Writer / Educator

Resume posted by J. Michael Beech in Theatre.
Desired salary: $2,500.00
Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'
Location: Wake Forest North Carolina, United States

jmbeech@hotmail.com
Tel:
919-414-8033
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Summary

Creative, enthusiastic, energetic director looking for work nationwide. Over 30 years of professional acting experience, working with children, choreography, prop-making, and assorted other skills. And I can cook, too! Available now!

Education

J. MICHAEL BEECH
828 St. Catherine’s Dr. * Wake Forest, NC * 27587 * 919-414-8033 * jmbeech@hotmail.com________________________________________

OBJECTIVE: Seeking professional, licensed Theatre Arts position in education environment. Specific interests in teaching as well as directing and choreography.

SKILL SUMMARY: Curriculum and unit planning for Theatre Arts program grades 6-12, rehearsal scheduling, strong organizational and supervisory skills, screen/play writing and formatting, Microsoft Word, typing (50 wpm) and note-taking.

EXPERIENCE:
Substitute Teacher Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC, 2007-2013
Licensed Teacher, long-term substitute: Theatre Arts
Teaching NC Standard Course of Study curriculum through acting techniques, puppetry, play analysis, character development, design, improvisational skills, and musical theatre. Long-term at Salem Middle School, Apex, NC. End of term 2012.

Guest Entertainer Princess Cruise Line, Australia and New Zealand, 2009-2013
Lead singer/dancer, Peter Grey Terhune Productions
Performing as lead singer/dancer for troupe of 12 on board the m/v Sun Princess and the m/v Dawn Princess. Responsible for seven different shows ranging from Broadway repertoire to current pop hits.

Theatre Arts Instructor Wakefield High School, Raleigh, NC, 2004-2007
Lateral Entry Teacher, grades 9-12
Taught NC Standard Course of Study curriculum through acting techniques, basic design (graphics, lighting, sets, costumes), puppetry, play analysis and classic and modern scene study, theater history, mask and prop making, musical theater. Reinforced curriculum through production of 6+ shows per school year.

Acting Instructor Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh, NC, 2004-2011
Coordinated classes, developed curriculum, and instructed students ages 7-19 in acting techniques, musical theatre, auditioning, scene work, and monologues.

Executive Administrative Actors’ Equity Association, New York, NY, 1999-2001
Assistant Provided support for Union Representatives, responsible for editing Contract books, creating brochures, working with Professional Actors and contracts.

Director/Producer & Center for the Arts-School of Theatre, Tallahassee, FL 1986-1991
Acting Instructor Assisted Executive Director in producing six mainstage productions. Supervised costumes, lighting, props, and set crews, as well as publicity and fundraising for each production.

EDUCATION Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music Theatre, 1990

OTHER Upon graduation, the majority of my work has been in the Professional Theatre as a performing artist. A separate resume lists professional roles, as well as directing and playwriting credits.

Experience

J. Michael Beech
(919) 414-8033
AEA
jmbeech@hotmail.com

HEIGHT: 6’ 0” EYES: BLUE
WEIGHT: 185 HAIR: LT. BROWN
VOICE: LYRIC BARITONE
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NATIONAL TOUR:
FOREVER PLAID FRANKIE KL MANAGEMENT

THEATRE:
HAIRSPRAY MALE AUTHORITY FIGURE NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE
THE SOUND OF MUSIC ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE
MISS SAIGON CAPT. SCHULTZ/ENSEMBLE NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE
RAGTIME HENRY FORD/ENSEMBLE NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE
(w/ Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Michael Rupert)
PETITE ROUGE CLAUDE RALEIGH LITTLE THEATRE
MISS NELSON IS MISSING PRINCIPAL / MC SMOGG RALEIGH LITTLE THEATRE
THE FOREIGNER CHARLIE THEATRE TCC
FOREVER PLAID FRANKIE THEATRE SOUTHEAST
COPACABANA TONY STILETTO ENTERTAINMENT
JOSEPH & THE A.T. DREAMCOAT JOSEPH SURFLIGHT THEATRE
A FUNNY THING…FORUM HYSTERIUM SURFLIGHT THEATRE
1776 THOMAS JEFFERSON SURFLIGHT THEATRE
OKLAHOMA CORD ELAM / ENSEMBLE REAGLE PLAYERS
DAMES AT SEA DICK SURFLIGHT THEATRE
JOSEPH & THE A.T. DREAMCOAT NAPTHALI HELEN HAYES P.A.C.
(w/ Andrea McArdle) Scott Wise, Choreographer
GREASE TEEN ANGEL SURFLIGHT THEATRE
MY FAIR LADY FREDDY TALLAHASSEE LIT. THEATRE
EDEN (PREMIERE) ADAM NEW STAGE THEATRE
PIRATES OF PENZANCE ENSEMBLE NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE
Terrence Mann, Director
JOSEPH & THE A.T.DREAMCOAT JOSEPH CAPITOL THEATRE
THE KING AND I LUN THA CAPITOL THEATRE
SOUTH PACIFIC LT. CABLE CAPITOL THEATRE
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF FYEDKA CAPITOL THEATRE
PHANTOM INSPECTOR LEDOUX SURFLIGHT THEATRE
SOUTH PACIFIC TAYLOR NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA VALENTINE CONRADI THEATRE
THE APPLE TREE SNAKE / BALLADEER CONRADI THEATRE

FILM / TELEVISION:
CELEBRITY (Woody Allen) MOVIEGOER SWEETHEART PRODUCTIONS
TRAINING FILM INMATE SMITH FL. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
FAERIE TALES (Staged Reading) OSCAR WILDE ABORIGINAL GOLD PRODS.
HONDA 50TH ANNIV. INDUSTRIAL DICK CLARK STAND-IN RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
HOPE AND GLORY: Featured singer on demo recording of new musical by Michael Tester
HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE LINE FEATURED SINGER/DANCER STILETTO ENTERTAINMENT
PRINCESS CRUISE LINE MALE GUEST ENTERTAINER PGT PRODUCTIONS

SPECIAL SKILLS:
SCREENWRITING, PLAYWRITING, STANDARD BRITISH, COCKNEY, SOUTHERN DIALECTS, COSTUME REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE, PROP BUILDING, DIRECTING, CHOREOGRAPHY, and FLOUNDERING.

J. Michael Beech
(919) 414-8033
AEA/DGA
jmbeech@hotmail.com

DIRECTING / CHOREOGRAPHY:
CINDERELLA (With a Twist) (Choreographer) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
DANCING WITH THE CAST (Director) PRINCESS CRUISES
MIZ HAZEL TELLS IT ALL (Director) MARCY CORPREW PRODS.
CABARET (Choreographer) RALEIGH LITTLE THEATRE
BARRY MANILOW’S COPACABANA! (Choreographer) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
THE BROTHER$ II: A ROAMIN’ COMEDY (Writer/Director) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
GUYS AND DOLLS (Choreographer) TALLAHASSEE LIT. THEATRE
THE WOMEN (Director) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
DAMN YANKEES (Choreographer) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME (Director) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Writer / Director) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
DAMN YANKEES (Choreographer) TALLAHASSEE LIT. THEATRE
THE WIZARD OF OZ (Choreographer) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
CINDERELLA (Choreographer) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
THE LAUGHING STOCK (Resident Choreographer) LAUGHING STOCK, INC.
GREASE (Choreographer) WAKEFIELD THEATRE CO.
FOREVER PLAID (Choreographer) THEATRE SOUTHEAST
MY FAIR LADY (Choreographer) TALLAHASSEE LIT. THEATRE
SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, LIVE! (Choreographer) THEATRE TCC
30 BY 60 (Director, Writer) STUDIO A PRODUCTIONS

WRITING CREDITS:
031: A Plea (commissioned by Raleigh Police Dept. for Anti-gang initiative)
DR. MERLIN’S MAGIC SHOP/THE GREAT CUSTARD PIE PANIC (BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS)
OSCAR: A GHOSTLY COMEDY
THE REMARKABLE ROCKET (Adaptation from Oscar Wilde)
THE BROTHER$ II: A ROAMIN’ COMEDY (Adaptation from Plautus’ The Twin Menaechmi)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Adaptation)
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW (Screenplay)
CAVA DI MORTE (Screenplay)
THE BLUE CRICKET (Screenplay)
A CONTINENT OF TWO (Screenplay)
30 BY 60 (2 years, Wakefield Theatre Company)
THE SANCTUARY OF ANGELS (Screenplay Under Construction)
POPCORN! THE MUSICAL (Under Construction)
THE ANGEL IN THE ATTIC (Screen/Play Under Construction)

AWARDS:
2012 News and Observer Travel Photography Contest: 2nd Place
2010-2011 Featured Photographer for Photofest, Tallahassee, Florida
2009 Cantey Award for Outstanding Production of the Year (Cabaret)
2009 Cantey Award Nomination for Outstanding Leading Performance: Harold; Bunnicula
2008 NCT Capital Award for Outstanding Choreography: Damn Yankees, Wakefield Theatre Company
2007 NCT Capital Award for Outstanding Technical Execution: The Wizard of Oz (Crew Chief), Wakefield Theatre
Company
2006 Cantey Award Nomination for Outstanding Leading Performance: Claude; Petite Rouge A Cajun Red Riding Hood

BOOKS:
Patterns and Perspectives: Photography from Australasia and the South Pacific, 2011

MEMBER: DRAMATIST’S GUILD OF AMERICA & ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION

Specialties

    public speaking

Groups & Associations

    Actors' Equity Association, Dramatists Guild

Spoken Languages

    English

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