Michael C. Hall
Actor
Michael C. Hall
Michael Carlyle Hall is an American actor whose television roles include David Fisher on the HBO drama series Six Feet Under and Dexter Morgan on the Showtime series Dexter. In 2009, Hall won a Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Dexter.
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Michael C. Hall's personal information overview.
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Hedwig Still Angry, Still Brilliant Extended thru 27th At Pantages
Huffington Post - 3 months
Darren Criss at the Pantages Curtain Call Opening Night, Photos by Chelsea Lauren The world is not new to being in shock on November 9th. In 2016, the worldwide shock was that Donald Trump could garner over 59 million votes and even though getting less votes than Hillary Clinton, seal the Electoral College and become President Elect. In 1989 the world sat with mouths open as one symbol of communism, oppression, of dictators fell, the Berlin Wall. Yes, the irony of Trump claiming victory on the day the Berlin Wall fell is not lost on me, nor would it be on Hedwig. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is currently on tour and has stopped at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood until November 27th. In fact, I have seen deals at various outlets giving as much as 30% off tickets for the rest of the extended run, so there's no time like the present if you're in Southern California. I almost didn't want to see it. My history with Hedwig is long and meaningful; and the play holds a very dear pl ...
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On The Culture Front: Life And Times, The Encounter, Christine And More
Huffington Post - 5 months
What would it be like if we could actually experience what our partners are feeling? That is the question that drives the inventively conceived if thinly realized concept play "Empathitrax" by Ana Nogueira. The first fifteen-minutes fly by propelled by giddy anticipation, but like many pharmaceuticals, the high quickly flatlines and we're left with a dull sensation. There's a weariness that sets in halfway through John Ahlin and Christopher Patrick Mullen's intermittently absorbing character study "ChipandGus." The two playwrights also serve as directors and the title (and only) characters in this intimate two-hander. Almost all of the action unfolds during the course of a ping-pong game, which makes for great lively stage business. The problem is they try to cram too many dramatic peaks into a ninety-minute match resulting in forced and shallow catharsis. If instead of one match we saw scenes from dozens of matches over the decades of their friendship, then crucial information coul ...
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Rebecca Hall in Christine: "If it bleeds, it leads"
Huffington Post - 5 months
Christine, Antonio Campos' new movie from a script by Craig Shilowich may be the Room of the current season: an indie film that breaks out onto the main awards stage. A riveting portrait based on the disturbing, true story of Christine Chubbuck, a newsroom reporter in 1974 Sarasota, Florida, the movie stars Rebecca Hall in a career-defining role, with a superb supporting cast including Tracy Letts as newsroom boss, Michael C. Hall as a colleague, J. Smith-Cameron as Christine's mother, and Hall's real life partner Morgan Spector as her doctor. Alina Cho, who spent time on television before landing in publishing, hosted a recent screening, admitted that she benefitted from not knowing the movie's climax, but for those who may remember the shocking headlines, I will cut to the chase: fed up with the newsroom imperative to find more and more shocking stories, and battling some mental illness, Christine took her life on air. For her Oscar-worthy performance, Rebecca Hall said inspiration ...
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Michael C. Hall Performs David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus’ at Mercury Prize Ceremony
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Grime star Skepta won the prestigious U.K. music award.
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Beyoncé Is Officially a Fashion Icon
Yahoo News - 9 months
It was a shake-things-up kind of night for the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America’s awards ceremony, which included a new location and longer program, a surprise guest and a lot of unique looks. Now at the Hammerstein Ballroom, after years of being held at Lincoln Center, Monday’s awards included a sit-down dinner and musical tributes to Prince by Jennifer Hudson, and to David Bowie by Michael C. Hall. This year, the council also kept the winner of the Fashion Icon award under wraps, making Beyoncé’s entrance especially exciting.
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NYC's LGBT Center Dinner To Honor Mary Louise Parker, Raise Funds For Youth
Huffington Post - 11 months
New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center is throwing its annual Center Dinner on Thursday, April 14 and it's hoping to raise over a million dollars to help fund programing. Held at the famed Cipriani's in downtown Manhattan, the event will honor Emmy and Tony Award-winner Mary Louise Parker and BNY Mellon for their commitment to LGBT rights and equality. Other stars slated to attend The Center Dinner include Cynthia Nixon, Michael C. Hall, Whoopi Goldberg, Lea DeLaria and more. There will also be a silent art auction to raise funds for The Center’s first-of-its-kind outpatient substance use treatment program for LGBT youth.  Established in 1983, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center welcomes more than 300,000 visitors to its building in the West Village each year.  For more details about The Center Dinner and to purchase tickets, head here. For more info about NYC's L ...
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Michael C. Hall weds Morgan Macgregor; it's the 'Dexter' actor's third marriage
LATimes - 12 months
Michael C. Hall just pulled off a stealth wedding, marrying his longtime girlfriend in a private ceremony. The "Dexter" alum married Morgan Macgregor in New York City on Monday, according to several reports. The two said "I do" at City Hall, Us Weekly and E! News said. See the most-read stories...
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'Dexter' Star Michael C. Hall Marries Longtime Girlfriend In City Hall Ceremony
Huffington Post - 12 months
The image that comes to mind when "Dexter" fans think of Michael C. Hall and marriage is blood dripping down a white dress during the episode of his alter ego's wedding at the end of the Showtime series' third season.  This kind of wedding sounds way better. Hall and longtime girlfriend Morgan Macgregor tied the knot on Monday morning in a city hall ceremony in New York, according to People. The two made the first public appearance as a couple on the Emmys red carpet in 2012, where he was nominated for his performance in "Dexter." The wedding marks the third marriage for Hall, who divorced co-star Jennifer Carpenter in December 2011. He was previously married to actress Amy Spanger from 2002 to 2006.  We don't know much about Macgregor, except that she's a book critic and Associate Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. According to her biography on the literary website Book Riot, "her favorite novel is Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, and she tells everyo ...
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Chad Michael Murray Is Way Past His 'One Tree Hill' Days
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's been almost four years since we said goodbye to "One Tree Hill," and nearly seven since Chad Michael Murray hung up his "Keith Scott Body Shop" sweatshirt. And although he still has fond memories of the show and playing the beloved Lucas Scott, Murray is eager to show you what else he's got. "I’ve been very blessed over the last few years to have opportunities that I wouldn’t have necessarily gotten in the past," he told us during a chat at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his new movie "Outlaws and Angels." "I’m just pushing the envelope every day and I’m going to keep doing it because it’s fun when things scare you. When they scare you, that means you’re really going to do everything you can to be great."  "Outlaws and Angels" is a real departure for the 34-year-old actor. The JT Mollner-helmed Western-esque thriller was shot on 35mm Kodak film and Panavision cameras, and tells the story of cold-hearted outlaw Henry (Murray), whose gang of bank thieves ...
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The Fellowship Of The Film
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The team behind the movie "The Greasy Strangler" came up with a brilliant marketing scheme. Speckled throughout the Sundance Film Festival were bright pink "Greasy" hats emblazoned with the iconic, bubbly letters featured in the title of the hit 1978 movie-musical, "Grease." The cast and crew members may or may not have known "Grease: Live" would be airing a week later, but hey, the head gear got a lot of attention, as did their movie.  This bizarre comedy probably never would've been made if it wasn't for SpectreVision, a production company run by filmmakers Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller. The group's goal is to tell "heartfelt, character driven stories tackling real emotional and social issues that test the boundaries of the genre space," and boy, do they do that. From "Cooties" and "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" to "Open Windows," SpectreVision has produced an array of films, with "The Greasy Strangler" premiering in the midnight section at Sundance.  The fi ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael C. Hall
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 44
    Hall performed the song "Lazarus", which appeared on Bowie's final album, Blackstar, on the Stephen Colbert TV show in December 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Mendes suggested Hall for the role of closeted David Fisher, when Alan Ball began casting the TV drama Six Feet Under. "Everything opened up for me in Cabaret," but, Hall reported in a 2004 interview, "It slammed shut for David."
    At the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, Hall starred as Thomas Newton in the NYTW stage production, Lazarus, created by David Bowie and Enda Walsh.
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    Hall returned to the role of Hedwig from February 17–21, 2015 to replace John Cameron Mitchell, who had a knee injury.
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  • 2014
    Age 43
    He assumed the title role in Hedwig and The Angry Inch on Broadway on October 16, 2014 and performed the role until January 18, 2015.
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    On January 16, 2014, Showtime President David Nevins said there had been discussions for a Dexter spinoff series that would take the character in a different direction and not continue the previous series.
    More Details Hide Details Nevins said they would only do the show if Michael C. Hall agreed to return. Hall stated he would be open to returning for a spinoff series, but said: "I can't even wrap my mind around that. And it's all just theoretical until there is some sort of script reflecting somebody's idea of where it could possibly go. But it's hard for me to imagine what that would be. Yeah, as far as playing Dexter again for an undefined amount of time, that's a little daunting to consider. But doing another television series—there's a lot of amazing stuff on TV. I don't want to do that right away. But I wouldn't say never to that."
    In 2014, he returned to Broadway in the play The Realistic Joneses, starring in the role of John Jones.
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  • 2012
    Age 41
    In September 2012, Hall began dating Morgan Macgregor, who was an associate editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books, and they married on February 29, 2016.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 40
    In 2011, Hall was the celebrity spokesperson for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Light the Night Walk" fundraising campaign.
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    Hall's film credits include the thriller Paycheck (2003), the science fiction thriller Gamer (2009), the 2011 drama The Trouble with Bliss (2011), the comedy Peep World (2012), and Kill Your Darlings (2013).
    More Details Hide Details Hall performed in a film adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale's cult novel Cold in July, directed by Jim Mickle. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. In the next year, Hall voiced Batman in Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
  • 2010
    Age 39
    In December 2010, Hall and Carpenter released a statement announcing that they had filed for divorce after having been separated "for some time". The divorce was finalized in December 2011 for irreconcilable differences; however, the two remain very close friends.
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    On April 25, 2010, Carpenter announced that Hall was fully in remission and was set to get back to work for a new season of Dexter.
    More Details Hide Details Hall is the face of the Somalia Aid Society's Feed The People campaign. He has also worked with Kiehl's to promote a limited-edition skin care line that benefits the Waterkeeper Alliance, an environmental nonprofit that works toward clean and safe water worldwide.
    Hall accepted his Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010 while wearing a knitted cap over his bald head, having lost his hair due to chemotherapy.
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    On January 13, 2010, Hall's agent and spokesman confirmed that Hall was undergoing treatment for a form of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview, Hall said that it was upsetting to learn of his cancer when he was 38 years old, as his father had died from cancer at age 39; however, he was grateful they had found the cancer at its early stages, which made it a lot easier to treat and cure.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    In 2007, Hall began dating his Dexter co-star Jennifer Carpenter. They eloped on New Year's Eve, 2008 in California and publicly appeared together for the first time as a married couple at the 66th Golden Globe Awards in January 2009.
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    Hall was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama in 2007 and again in 2008, and won the award at the 67th Golden Globe Awards in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Also in 2010, he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. After months of rumors, on April 18, 2013, Showtime announced via social media that season eight would be Dexters final season.
    He won the 2007 Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.
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  • 2003
    Age 32
    In addition, he shared in the Screen Actors Guild nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series all of five years that the show was in production, winning the award in 2003 and 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Hall starred in and co-produced the Showtime television series Dexter, in which he played a psychopathic blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer / vigilante. Jennifer Carpenter played his adoptive sister, Debra Morgan. The series premiered on October 1, 2006 and ended its run in 2013. For his work on Dexter, Hall was nominated for five more Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The show itself was also nominated for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Emmy citations, in the Drama Series category.
  • 2002
    Age 31
    On May 1, 2002, Hall married actress Amy Spanger; he played Billy Flynn opposite her Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago, the summer after their wedding. The couple separated in 2005 and filed for divorce in 2006.
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    Hall's work in the first season of Six Feet Under was recognized with a nomination for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and for an AFI Award nomination for Actor of the Year in 2002 for his role as David Fisher.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 28
    In 1999, director Sam Mendes cast Hall as the flamboyant Emcee in the revival of Cabaret, Hall's first Broadway role.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, Hall toured as Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. In 2005, he returned to Off-Broadway theater in the premiere of Noah Haidle's Mr. Marmalade, playing the title character, an emotionally disturbed little girl's imaginary friend.
  • 1998
    Age 27
    During August 4–30, 1998, Hall performed in William Shakespeare's Cymbeline in the role of Posthumus.
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  • 1995
    Age 24
    He also was part of the Texas Shakespeare Festival the summer of 1995.
    More Details Hide Details He played Lancelot in Camelot Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 18
    Hall graduated from Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, in 1989, and from Earlham College, a liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana, in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details He has said that he planned to become a lawyer but later admitted to never actually intending to go to law school. Hall graduated from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts in 1996. Early in life Hall discovered acting and performed in What Love Is while in second grade at Ravenscroft School. When he was in fifth grade, he began singing in a boy's choir, then in high school musicals, performing in standards such as The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, and Fiddler on the Roof. He continued acting during his time at Earlham College, where he starred in such productions as "Cabaret". Hall's professional acting career began in the theater. Off-Broadway, he appeared in Macbeth and Cymbeline at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and in Timon of Athens and Henry V at The Public Theater, The English Teachers at the Manhattan Class Company (MCC), and the controversial play Corpus Christi at the Manhattan Theatre Club. He also performed in the workshop production of what was then known as Sondheim's Wise Guys, later versions of which were titled Bounce and, finally, Road Show. He sang the role of Paris Singer; this character's songs and function in the play were transferred to the character Hollis Bessamer in the final version of the play. In Los Angeles, Hall appeared in Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 11
    He has said of this: "There was a very one-on-one, immediate family relationship, my mom and I." His father died of prostate cancer in 1982, at the age of 39, when Hall was 11 years old.
    More Details Hide Details In a 2004 interview, Hall stated: "Certainly, for a young boy, there's no good age, but I think I was on the cusp of a time in my life where I was starting to reach puberty, to relate to my father. To have him. Something gets frozen. As you revisit it for the rest of your life, it's sort of this slow but hopefully sure crawling—out of that frozen moment."
  • 1971
    Age 0
    Born on February 1, 1971.
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