Michael Kostroff*

Frank Butley

Michael is an established stage and television actor best known for his five seasons on HBO’s The Wire. His long list of TV and film credits includes Platonic, Billions, Law & Order: SVU, The Blacklist, NCIS, Molly’s Game, Wizard of Lies, and The Plot Against America. Kostroff toured with Les Misérables (Salt Lake City audiences may remember him as the comic villain, Thénardier) and The Producers, and has appeared at regional theatres all over the country—most recently in the Pasadena Playhouse’s Inherit the Wind starring Alfred Molina. Kostroff is the author of Letters from Backstage, Audition Psych 101, and The Stage Actor’s Handbook. He’s an instructor, mentor, and frequent guest speaker at colleges and universities. Native Gardens marks his Pioneer Theatre Company debut.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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