Michael Yeshion is a versatile character actor with a bad guy swagger and a velvety baritone.
Michael Yeshion is an actor, singer, director, and photographer. Michael holds a BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and is an alumnus of the Broadway Theatre Project. He currently resides in New York City with his talented wife, Brittany Baratz, and continues to work all over the country. Some of his favorite credits include Perón in Evita (Resident Theatre Company), Henry Saunders in Lend Me A Tenor (Resident Theatre Company), Duke/Carrasco in Man of La Mancha (Triad Stage), Bill Sykes in Oliver! (Forestburgh Playhouse), Major Holmes in The Secret Garden (Cincinnati Playhouse/Baltimore Centerstage & Lucille Lortel), the man-eating Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors (Lucille Lortel), a gender-bending Mother in the Off-Broadway revival of Kiss of the Spider Woman (Sanford Meisner Theatre), Marcia Milgrom Dodge's simmering production of 110 in the Shade at the historic Ford's Theatre, and last but not least, singing with the Muppets at Carnegie Hall.
Michael can be heard on the Richard Rodgers Award Winning recording of Red Clay, the Drama Desk nominated recording of John Tartaglia's Imaginocean, the MTI recording of Craig Carnelia's The Good War and several other cast recordings. He has also appeared on several TV shows such as "Duece" (HBO), "Celebrity Ghost Stories" (ID) and "True Crimes with Aphrodite Jones"(ID). Starred in a "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter" and "HP" Commercial and can also be seen on a variety of successful webisodes for Collegehumor.com, which have a collective six million hits on YouTube.
On the other side of the performance table, Michael has served as an assistant director at opera houses across the country, including the Ravinia Music Festival, Fort Worth Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, Seagle Music Colony and was the AD/Fight Choreographer for La Fancuilla Del West at the Des Moines Metro Opera.
As a photographer, Michael has a robust studio and frequently takes pictures of Met Opera and Broadway actors, business executives, million-dollar apartments, and anything else that catches his eye. His pictures have been featured on Backstage, Playbill, Broadway World, Sotheby’s International Realty, and many more!