NEWS UPDATES

August 2021

Audiobook now available on Audible and iTunes!

I had a blast recording my first audiobook! Click here to sign up for Audible and listen

Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion

Written by Paul Binder

Foreword Written and Narrated Glenn Close

August 2021

Staged Reading at the Brooklyn Navy Yard!

It was a joy to collaborate with the Bridge Production Group & breathe life into celebrated playwright

Lyle Kessler's newest play

A Golden City

Directed by Lyle Kessler and Max Hunter

Stage Management by Melissa Barry

Featuring:
Marcus Naylor, Max Samuels, Victor Slezak, Dana Mazzenga, Margaret Ladd, and Julia Ford Collier 

May 2021

The Sappho Project

I teamed up with The Sappho Project for a workshop of a new musical:

You Are Here

Written By Sukari Jones

Directed by NJ Akuna

Stage Managed by Marissa Gainey

To access a sneak preview of the development process on Friday, May 7th, click here!

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June 2018

New Victory LabWorks

Another wonderful week of development with the FOUNTAIN team!

Written and Conceived by Christopher Anselmo and Jared Corak

Directed by Dana Greenfield

Staged Readings June 22nd & 23rd at New 42nd St Studios

July 2018

New Play Development at Dartmouth!

I spent a week at Dartmouth College workshopping a new play as part of VoxFest, an annual alumni theatre festival dedicated to the development of new work.

MAIDS

Written by Carol Brown

Directed by Max Hunter

Visit here for more information about the festival and play.

September 2018

Fall in VT

I'm appearing in OSLO at Northern Stage through October 21st!

Come check out one of the first regional productions of JT Rogers' Tony Award-winning political thriller.

Click here for tickets and more information. 

January 2019

Wilde in Portland

I am currently making my Portland Stage debut as Jack in

The Importance of Being Earnest

 

Brave the Maine winter to experience this delightful Oscar Wilde classic through February 17th!

For tickets and more information, click here.

Pictured (L-R): Ross Cowan, Allie Freed, Tonya Ingerson, and Max
Photo by Aaron Flacke
June 2019

Summer in NH

I am returning to the New London Barn Playhouse to play Lord Leonard Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher!

Performances June 26th - July 7th

Visit nlbarn.org for more information

December 2019

Reading at Urban Stages

A one-night only reading of Christian Elder's new play, #NWORD

Wednesday, December 4th, at 7pm

Visit Broadway World for more information

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March 2020

Yiddish Off-Broadway postponed

I was scheduled to start rehearsals next week for Paddy Chayefsky's The Tenth Man, which will be performed (entirely in Yiddish!) with the award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. However, in the interest of everyone's health and safety during the COVID-19 crisis, this production has been postponed until 2021. Visit NYTF.org for updates and more information.

July 2020

Virtual Theater Lab

I'm thrilled to participate in Vox Theater's 2020 Virtual Summer Theater Lab.

Tune in on Friday, July 24th, at 7pm for a remote Zoom reading of Robert Leverett's new sci-fi comedy, MEAT.

Directed by Liza Couser.  

For more information on MEAT and all other Vox programming, visit the VoxFest Website.

Image credit: Nicolle Allen

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December 2020

"Bedford Falls" for the Holidays

This has been a challenging year, but getting to return to Northern Stage to record this beloved American classic was a real bright spot.

It's A Wonderful Life

Written by Joe Landry

Directed by Carol Dunne

Sound Design by Jane Shaw and Alek Deva

 

Available to stream on demand Dec. 8-Jan. 3

or

Tune in for a Vermont Public Radio broadcast on Dec. 12 at 3pm

January 2021

Free Virtual Theatre

 An amnesiac takes shelter with an urban hermit.

 

I was delighted to play opposite Holden Harris in this striking dark comedy -- streaming on demand for one weekend only.

For more info and exclusive access to the production, click here!

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November 2017

Check out Amazon's new hit!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is now available on Amazon Prime!

When you get to the season finale, you may see a familiar face on your screen...

May 2018

Netflix It!

Check out Episode 3 of the new season of  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Available now on Netflix!

June 2018

This Weekend:

A reading of a new musical

Come by the Musical Theatre Factory to see a workshop performance of FOUNTAIN, an adventure musical conceived and written by Christopher Anselmo & Jared Corak

Directed by Emi Lirman

Performances June 2nd & 3rd!

Click here for more info and tickets

September 2017

Heading back to

Guild Hall!

I will be appearing in a staged reading of Eric Bentley's ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN

 

Saturday, September 9th at Guild Hall in East Hampton

Directed by Harris Yulin, the play will feature James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, Paul Hecht, Richard Kind, Mercedes Ruehl, Barry Scheck, and Harris Yulin, among others! 

Tickets on sale here. Hope to see you there!

September 2017

Up Next:

A Fresh Adaptation of Ibsen's Classic

I will be appearing as Tesman in The Bridge Production Group's world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler.'

Performances September 29th - October 25th
at the Robert Moss Theatre

For tickets and more information, click here

August 2017

The Marvelous
Mrs. Maisel

I recently finished shooting my first co-star role.

 

You'll find me on Amazon Prime, performing beat poetry in a 1950s night club, when the entire season becomes available later this year.

 

Stay tuned for more info!

June 2017

Angry Young Man
(round 2!)

After a successful run at Urban Stages, the band is back together for another run of the show — this time in The Hamptons! We’re performing at Guild Hall in East Hampton June 3rd through June 18th.

Visit www.guildhall.org for more info.
Hope to see you out east!

March 2017

Angry Young Man

Performances have begun for my Off-Broadway debut! I’m appearing in the American Premiere of Ben Woolf’s hit comedy, ‘Angry Young Man’.

We run through April 9th at Urban Stages.

Visit urbanstages.org for more info. 

December 2016

A Christmas Carol

I just finished a run of 'A Christmas Carol'
at Northern Stage!

"Max Samuels was full of youthful charm as Scrooge’s nephew Fred, and, keeping the family resemblance, a severe younger Scrooge."
— Barre-Montpelier Times Argus

Pictured (from L to R): Susan Haefner, Irene Green, Bill Kux, and me

Photo: Rob Strong