Michael Healey

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Michael Healey is a Canadian playwright and actor. He graduated from the acting programme at Toronto's Ryerson Theatre School in 1985. His acting credits include the plays of Jason Sherman (The League of Nathans, Reading Hebron and Three in the Back, Two in the Head) and George F. Walker (The End of Civilization, Better Living).


His plays include The Drawer Boy, Plan B and Rune Arlidge.

The Drawer Boy has received international acclaim and productions all over the world, most notably by Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and earned Healey the 1999 Governor General's Award for Drama. According to the Wall Street Journal, it was the fourth most-produced play in the United States during the first decade of the 21st century.[1] Healey is a former writer-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre and a star of This Is Wonderland.

With his play Generous, in 2007 Healey won Canada's leading theatre awards, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play. The European premiere of Generous was presented at London's Finborough Theatre in August 2009. The Australian premiere of Generous was presented at Melbourne's Chapel-off-Chapel by PMD productions in June 2010.


Michael Healey has several TV acting credits, including a regular role as lawyer James Ryder on the CBC comedy-drama This Is Wonderland.[2][3]