Michael Borrelli

On a dare during the spring break of his sophomore year at the College of Santa Fe, Michael Borrelli hopped on a Greyhound bus bound for New York City to audition for an acting internship with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. The gamble not only landed him a job with this critically acclaimed company, but also provided him a creative home for more than a decade.  

 Over the years
Terry O'Brien, the founding artistic director of the Festival, has cast Michael in roles ranging from the fatuous Cloten in "Cymbeline" to love-struck Orsino in "Twelfth Night," which aired as a televised event on PBS.

While continuing his theater work, Michael has also made strides in both film and television. In addition to a recurring role on "As the World Turns," Michael recently guest starred on an episode of the critically acclaimed CBS drama “Blue Bloods.” In 2011, Michael was featured alongside the television and film veteran Richard Kind in the pilot “Vice, Inc.”, which won the award for Best Web Series at the NYTV Festival. "High Street Plumbing" written by Noah Haidle, starred Michael and won a National Board of Review Film Award for Comedy. Michael also associate-produced the Indie film "Superheroes," written and directed by Alan Brown, which won the feature film prize at the Avignon International Film Festival.

Michael holds a BFA in Dramatic Arts from The College of Santa Fe, studied with Larry Moss at his studio in Los Angeles, and is a member of The New World Shakespeare Lab.