Michael Shaw Fisher
Michael is a playwright, actor and composer from Washington DC. He graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts from SFSU in 2006 and has put together several independent film projects, the latest of which, SHAKESPEARE’S TIMON OF ATHENS won the El Capitan Award from the Yosimite International Film Festival. Michael holds an MFA from the University of Southern California where he received thesis distinction in 2008. In 2012, the Los Angeles Playwrights’ Lab, a company of playwrights he formed with his former USC professor, Robert Gardner, premiered two collections of shorts entitled, BEGINNINGS and “7 CORPSES” in their continuing effort to create one place in tinsel town where the writer doesn’t “get screwed.”
His play THE BARKING PIG was selected for the 2011 Best of the Fringe. In 2013 Michael’s original rock musical parody of the Exorcist titled EXORCISTIC won the Hollywood Fringe’s Best Musical Award and was extended as a Sacred Fools Spotlight production. Michael’s original musical DOOMSDAY CABARET: a Rock Musical of Apocalyptic Proportions won Best Musical at the Hollywood Fringe 2012, had a critically successful run and was nominated for an Ovation Award for Lyrics and Music in 2013.
Michael has a passion for storytelling in all forms and can’t wait to bring more exciting and original theatre projects to life in Hollywood.
Michael Teoli is an award-winning film and theatre composer based in Los Angeles. Before graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he worked on Howard Shore's Music Team for The Lord of The Rings: Return of the King. Since then, he has scored/worked on the music for over 60 films. His score to the feature, 41 won BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK at The Director's Chair Film Festival in Staten Island, NY.
Teoli has composed three full-length musicals. Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has enjoyed performances in Portland, Boston, Los Angeles and most recently concluded a sold-out run at the New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) at an off-Broadway house. Michael was the recipient of the Center for Cultural Innovation ARC grant for CarnEvil: A Gothic Rock Musical that premiered at Sacred Fools Theater in 2011. The Werewolves of Hollywood Boulevard debuted at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival and received a BEST MUSICAL nomination.
Michael provided the Musical Arrangements and Music Direction for Doomsday Cabaret and Exorcistic: A Rock Musical Parody, each winning BEST MUSICAL at the 2012 and 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festivals respectively. Michael will be arranging and music directing Skulduggery: A Musical Prequel to Hamlet which is scheduled to have it's world premier at The Sacred Fools Theater in 2016.
Michael's expertise in film scoring and composing for the stage combine as he has scored a number of plays including Neighborhood 3, Hearts Like Fists and Absolutely Filthy which went on to win TOP OF FRINGE at both the New York and Hollywood Fringe Festivals. Michael released his first album Absolutely Filthy Trax with music from the show.
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David has been involved with Orgasmico Theatre Company since 2012. Onstage he was in the cast of Doomsday Cabaret and The Wherewolves of Hollywood Blvd.
Offstage he has produced most of the photos and video you see here on this site (excluding the photos he is in).
He has created this site and has written his bio twice here already because the software did not save it the first time around so if you would like to know more about his content and media creation please visit OddDogPictures.com or for more about his work as a performer visit DavidHaverty.com.