Michael Hammond is an actor, teacher, director and playwright who spent fifteen seasons at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. Roles there included Iago in Othello, Mister Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Porter in Macbeth, Prospero in The Tempest, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Leontes in The Winter’s Tale. He was also on the Shakespeare & Company faculty for many years, and specialized in the structure of Shakespeare’s verse. Later in his tenure, Michael served as the Company’s associate artistic director. This past spring he appeared as John Faustus in the Portland Stage Company’s production of Wittenberg. Other acting credits include the Huntington Theatre Company’s productions of Circle Mirror Transformation and Prelude to a Kiss. Broadway credits include Exit the King, Big Bill, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, M. Butterfly and Search and Destroy. He has taught acting at M.I.T. and Emerson College, and is currently a member of the theater faculty at Boston University.