Michael Potts (actor)

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Michael Potts is an American actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Brother Mouzone in The Wire and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon musical.

Acting credits[edit]

Stage appearances[edit]

  • Brazil, The America Play, New York Shakespeare Festival, MartinsonHall, Public Theater, New York City, 1994
  • Gratiano, Overtime, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 1996
  • David Bradley, Mud, River, Stone, Playwrights' Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • Sir Lucius O'Trigger, The Rivals, Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1998
  • Julius Snaith, A Cup of Coffee, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven,CT, 1999
  • Nicola, Arms and the Man, Roundabout Theatre Company, Gramercy Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Ray and doctor, Joe Fearless (A Fan Dance), New York Performance Works, Atlantic Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Brooklyn Bridge (staged reading), National Arts Club, New York City, 2000
  • Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2001
  • Revivalist minister, Salome (staged reading), Falconworks ArtistsGroup, New York City, 2001
  • Rudy, Once Around the City, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Feste, Twelfth Night, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theater, New York City, 2002
  • Golden Boy, Encores!, City Center Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Haiti, Brave New World: American Theatre Responds to 9/11, TownHall Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Counselor to the king, The Persians, National Actors Theatre, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, New York City, 2003
  • Member of ensemble, Highway Ulysses, American Repertory Theatre Company, Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA, 2003
  • Appeared in Jocasta, Voice and Vision Company, New York City; appeared in New York City productions of The 52nd Street Project, Playboy of the West Indies, and Rent; appeared in regional productions of The Hostage, Love's Labour's Lost, Othello, and Randy Newman's Faust; also appeared in The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and St. Joan of the Stockyards.

Film appearances[edit]

  • Archibald Smith, `` 37`` Regner Grasten Film Production 2016
  • Bill, Halloween Night (also known as The Damning, DeathMask, and Hack-o-Lantern), Atlantic Video, 1990
  • Tow truck driver, Hackers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • First DOE technician, The Peacemaker, DreamWorks, 1997
  • Justice guard, Conspiracy Theory, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Black People Hate Me and They Hate My Glasses (short film), 2000
  • Also appeared in George: A True Story and Stonewall.

Television appearances[edit]


  • Voice, The West (miniseries), PBS, 1996
  • Voice of Isaac, Thomas Jefferson (special), PBS, 1997[1]


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