A graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. actor training program, Michael Roush moved to New York City to act with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Following that season, he worked to bring “We Happy Animals,” a new play by Andrew Kramer, to the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival where he originated the role of Ben. He went on to play Judas in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” with Sanguine Theater Company, star in the independent film Lessons from Strangers with AndUP Productions, and play Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet” with the Southwest Shakespeare Company. His most recent credits include Hamlet in “Hamlet” directed by Richard Corley, Sean Carrington in “Bees and Lions,” a new play by Sarah M. Duncan, and Ted in the reading of Crystal Skillman’s new play, “Wild,” directed by Evan Caccioppoli. He is also a committed member of The Factory, which has taken root in New York City with the help of director Tim Carroll.