MICHAEL BORRELLI

Michael Borrelli is an actor of stage and screen with credits from television to off-Broadway and the regions.

The Three Musketeers

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

"Louis XIII is not as famous as his son Louis XIV [but] Michael Borrelli makes him the comic star of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s fun-filled production of “The Three Musketeers” at Boscobel House and Gardens. His Louis has the speaking voice of Michael Jackson and the demeanor of Pee-wee Herman. Mr. Borrelli takes such joy in this characterization and invests it with such absolute-monarch confidence that there is nothing remotely offensive about it."

-Anita Gates, NY Times


THE LIar

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

 "...it’s no small feat to outshine Boscobel’s glorious outdoor playing space, nor the comic performances of the farce’s two leads—Jason O’Connell (Dorante, the tireless titular fabricator), mixing in bits of Nicholson, Brando, and hip-hop rhythms; and Michael Borrelli (Cliton, his valet), providing perfect deadpan complement and impeccable timing."

- The New Yorker Magazine


Love's Labour's Lost

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

“Rebecca Lustig’s smart-set costumes, which summon carefree lawn parties on country estates, certainly enhance that RKO-style sensibility. So do performances that suggest vintage screwball archetypes. These include the fatuous, farcical Latin lover (here embodied by Michael Borrelli as a posturing Spanish grandee).”

- Ben Brantley, NY Times


Cymbeline

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

“In this production, the real standout is Mr. Borrelli as Cloten, the king’s spoiled, dimwitted, loutish stepson...he plays Cloten as the feyest guy in town, a choice that works quite well.”

- Anita Gates, NY Times