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Michael Praed  

Michael trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

On leaving drama school he spend a season at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, where he appeared in The Tempest, Leave Him to Heaven, Beauty and the Beast and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and was Musical Director and composed original music for The Servant of Two Masters. He then played Jesus in Godspell and Tom in The Knack at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester. Michael then created the role of Gabriel in Rockstar at the Civic Theatre in Chesterfield.

Michael’s first West End appearance was as Frederick in the original cast of The Pirates of Penzance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane with Tim Curry, Pamela Stephenson and George Cole. He then created the role of Aladdin in the premiere production of Abbacadabra with Elaine Paige and music by Abba at the Lyric Theatre.

On Broadway, Michael played D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers at the Broadway Theatre.

Michael has appeared in a number of television programmes including; The Gentle Touch, The Professionals, Rothko, Live from Her Majesty’s and The Entertainers before taking the title role in the television series Robin of Sherwood for HTV and Goldcrest Films. The award-winning series has been shown all over the world and was recently the recipient of the prestigious Jampton Award for Excellence in Television and Cable Television in Hollywood.

He subsequently appeared as Prince Michael of Moldavia in Dynasty for the ABC network. Michael’s film credits include Nightflyers for Vista Films and Son of Darkness which is scheduled for release at the end of this year. He has just finished filming Writer’s Block opposite Morgan Fairchild in Hollywood. Most recently Michael played Billy Bigelow in the Tivoli Theatre’s production of Carousel.

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