You are viewing elisa_rolle

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Jeff Bowen & Michael Berresse

andrew potter
Michael Berresse (born August 15, 1964) is an American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director. The son of artist and author Cynthia Berresse Ploski, he has appeared on Broadway in many shows including: Kiss Me, Kate, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel and Damn Yankees, and The Light in the Piazza as Giuseppe Naccarelli. Berresse was recently seen on Broadway as Zach in the revival of the musical A Chorus Line and more recently in an L.A. production of Jason Robert Brown's "Parade" at the Mark Taper Forum. He resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his partner Jeff Bowen.

Reared primarily in Chicago, Berresse's father was an engineer and his mother was an artist and writer. In the early 80's, he deferred his admission to college to accept a job dancing at a Walt Disney World theme park in Orlando, Florida. That fall, he was offered a year-long contract with Disney and accepted it, putting off college indefinitely. He spent several years touring with Disney, dancing in shows around the world. In 1992, he appeared on Star Search in a dance group called "The Boys Back East", winning the title of Best New Dance Group and a shared prize of $100,000. In 1996, he appeared in the sixth annual Broadway Bares, a show put on by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to raise money to support AIDS research.

He was the director and choreographer of the Broadway musical, for which he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award and a recipient of off-Broadway's Obie Award. He reprised his duties for the Broadway mounting of the show, [Title of Show] in 2006, which starred and was co-created by his partner Jeff Bowen.

Berresse made his film debut as the Stage Manager in Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence, but most recently played an assassin in State of Play, directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Russell Crowe, which opened in theaters on April 17, 2009. He also appears as himself in the documentary film Every Little Step, which follows the casting process of the production of A Chorus Line in which he starred. At a Broadway talk-back event in 2009, Berresse discussed his interest in focusing more on directing, but did not discuss details of any imminent projects. While working on "Parade", Berresse gave an interview in October 2009 in which he revealed that a permanent relocation to L.A. "isn't out of the question" given that the TV show that he and collaborators have pitched to ABC takes off.

Michael Berresse is an American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director. He resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his partner Jeff Bowen. He was the director and choreographer of the Broadway musical, Broadway Bares, for which he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award and a recipient of off-Broadway's Obie Award. He reprised his duties for the Broadway mounting of the show, [Title of Show] in 2006, which starred and was co-created by his partner Jeff Bowen.

Berresse plays the cello, saxophone and piano and is of French descent. In the program for the London run of Kiss Me Kate, which ran from October 2001 to August 2002, Michael revealed that he has accidentally "tumbled into the orchestra pit" on two separate occasions while working on two separate shows.

Jeff Bowen (born August 30, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American composer, lyricist and actor. He is best known as one of the authors and stars of the Broadway musical [title of show]. He is currently developing a new musical work titled Now. Here. This. with his [title of show] collaborators Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Michael Berresse, Heidi Blickenstaff and Larry Pressgrove. The show was presented in a two week lab performance in June 2011 at The Vineyard Theatre.

Bowen attended college at Stetson University in Deland, Florida. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his life partner Michael Berresse.


Further Readings:

The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2005-2006 by Jeffrey Eric Jenkins
Series: Best Plays
Hardcover: 562 pages
Publisher: Limelight Editions; 87 edition (August 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0879103469
ISBN-13: 978-0879103460
Amazon: The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2005-2006

(Best Plays Theater Yearbook). This annual chronicle of United States theater continues its long tradition of preserving the history of theater in the United States. For this 87th edition, essays by noted theater critics and writers celebrate the season and the ten best plays of 2005-2006. In addition to providing a variety of historical perspectives for the study and enjoyment of theater lovers, Best Plays includes a compendium of facts and figures about the year in United States theater, all illustrated with 100 black-and-white photographs.

More LGBT Couples at my website:, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance

This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.


2014 LGBT Rainbow Awards

2014 Guidelines
2013 Winners

In the Spotlight

Top 100 Gay Novels List - Simple
Top 100 Gay Novels List - Wanted


Previous Appointments Visual Summary

Gay Themed Movie

Previous Appointments Visual Summary

The Inside Reader

Previous Appointments Visual Summary
Top 100 Inside Readers Novels

LGBT Fashion Designers

Previous Appointments Visual Summary

Check out my books

Gay Romance Challenge

Gay Commercial

Around the World

visited 20 states (8.88%)
Create your own visited map of The World

visited 15 states (30%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

Gay Classics

Previous Appointments Visual Summary

Romance History

Previous Appointments Visual Summary

Main Tags

Characters: Alpha Males, Cinderfellas (from rags to riches...), Friends (with benefits), Multicultural Lovers, Pretty... Men! (hustlers) & Virgins (at least in one way)
Dream Lovers: Cowboys, Pirates & Sheikhs
Erotica (M/F)
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Futuristic, Historical & Paranormal
Length: Short Story, Novella & Novel
Men in Uniform: Cops / Detectives / PIs, Firefighters & Military
Non Conventional Lovers: Elves, Gods, Deity & Witches, Furry Lovers, Shapeshifters & Vampires
Otherwordly Lovers: Angels, Demons & Ghosts
Possible Futures: Apocalypse Now & Back to the Future
Relationships: Bondage / Submission, Breeches Rippers, Coming of Age, Disability, Gay for You, Male Pregnancy, May / December, Ménage a trois (or more...), Silver Romance & Twincest
Settings: Art World, College, Medical Romance, Office Affairs, Seasonal Romance, Show Business & Sports
Yaoi (manga)
From Movie to Novel (and viceversa)
Top 100 Gay Novels List

Secondary Tags

Artist: illustrator, painter, photographer, sculptor
Author: novelist, playwright, poet, screenwriter, writer
Dancer: dance, choreographer
Designer: architect, costumer, fashion designer, graphic designer, hairstylist, makeup artist, set designer, tailor
Director: director, stage director
Eccentric: aristocrat, art collector, drag queen, explorer, female impersonator, heir/heiress, hostess, lover, muse, prostitute, socialite, spy, survivor
Essayist: anthropologist, archivist, biologist, columnist, critic, editor, educator, historian, journalist, lecturer, librarian, linguistic, philosopher, professor, psychoanalyst, psychologist, psychotherapist, publisher, reporter, researcher, scholar, sexologist, sociologist, teacher, theorist
Leader: commander, emperor, judge, monarch, officer, politician, senator, statistician, warrior
Musician: arranger, composer, conductor, lyricist, pianist, singer, songwriter, violinist
Producer: producer, manager, entrepreneur

Preditors & Editors Poll

Amazon Profile

My Associate Amazon Store

Goodreads Profile

Top reviewer
Best reviewer
Top user
Top librarian
Most followed

Library Thing Helper Badgers

(Gold Medal) Helper for contributions to any area of LibraryThing
(Gold Medal) Common Knowledge for contributions to Common Knowledge
(Gold Medal) Work Combination for help maintaining LibraryThing's work system
(Silver Medal) Author Combination for help combining author names together
(Bronze Medal) Distinct authors for splitting homonymous authors into distinct authors


List of LGBT publishers (for reviews look the Tags section)
Detailed List

Ego Surfing

Who links me



Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings
Country Share

Country Share

Site Meter
Site Meter


All cover art, photo and graphic design contained in this site are copyrighted by the respective publishers and authors. These pages are for entertainment purposes only and no copyright infringement is intended. Should anyone object to our use of these items please contact by email the LJ's owner.
This is an amateur blog, where I discuss my reading, what I like and sometimes my personal life. I do not endorse anyone or charge fees of any kind for the books I review. I do not accept money as a result of this blog.
I'm associated with Amazon/USA Affiliates Programs.
Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. However, some books were purchased by the reviewer and not provided for free. For information on how a particular title was obtained, please contact by email the LJ's owner.


Powered by
Designed by Tiffany Chow