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May 2024

Coronation Day

We just wrapped on this whirlwind shoot! It's not easy making a mob parody flick in the back lot of a popular Connecticut restaurant, but when you have collaborators like Josh Mostel, Tom Mardirosian, and Charlie Laud on set, the day goes by in a joyous flash.

We're now in post-production. More updates soon. 


Pictured with Josh Mostel

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January-February 2024

The Play That Goes Wrong


Getting to perform with this delightful cast of clowns at Portland Stage was an absolute joy. 

Watch this space as summer approaches; we'll be back in August for a second run!

January 2024

The Floaters officially announced!

It was an honor and a privilege to play a role in this summer camp comedy, now in post-production. This movie features an incredible cast of Jewish actors, and I can't wait to see the final edit!


Check out the full Deadline announcement

December 2023

'Tis the Season for

A Christmas Carol!

I'm excited to return to one of my favorite theaters, Northern Stage, to play Fred and Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, starring Jamie Horton and Emmy-Winner Gordon Clapp!

Directed and Adapted By Carol Dunne

November 2023

Voiceover - Merrill

It was an honor to record the voiceover for "When Oceans Collide," a video filled with insights about navigating today's shifting economic tides.

Watch here!

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October 2023

The Dreamer returns to East Hampton!

Grateful to remount our Midsummer Night's Dream (again!) - this time at LTV Studios, Wainscott, NY.

September 2023

Floaters Filming

What a joy to spend several weeks on set shooting this Jewish summer camp comedy. More info to come; for now, here's a pic of Yoni, one of the camp bullies, scowling during his costume fitting!

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August 2023

The Dreamer moves to LongHouse Reserve!

It was wonderful to revisit Lysander, remounting our Midsummer Night's Dream outdoors at Longhouse in East Hampton, NY.

Pictured with Stephanie Orta-Vázquez as Hermia

April 2023

Shakespeare in Soho

I'm currently galavanting around HERE Arts Center as Lysander in The Neo-Political Cowgirls' vibrant reimagining of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Click here for tickets and more info.

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February 2023


The TEAM Podcast

I recorded several voices for season three of The TEAM's award winning podcast, "Live From Mount Olympus," which will be available for listening later this year.

December 2022


New Comedy at The Tank


Written by Robert Leverett 

Directed by Liza Couser

Dec. 9-17 at The Tank, NYC

Photo credit: Ginger Hollander

Featuring (L to R): Zahra Ruffin, Max Samuels* & Priyanka Krishnan*

Written by Robert Leverett; Directed by Liza Couser; Produced by Kerrigan Quenemoen in association with The Tank; Stage Manager: Kelsey Vivian*; Asst. Stage Manager: Kate Budney; Scenic & Prop Design: Lucas A Degirolamo; Lighting Design: Jonah Schnell; Sound Design: Sam West; Intimacy Direction: Veronica Sofia Burt*; Music Compositions: Freeman Leverett

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

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November & December 2022

Play at the New Ohio

George Kaplan

By Frédéric Sonntag (English Translation by Samuel Buggeln)

Directed by Max Hunter

Nov. 15-Dec. 6

Frédéric Sonntag's great, sour, vivid comedy at The New Ohio Theatre "George Kaplan" is a dark hybrid of Chesterton's "The Man Who Was Thursday" and Annie Baker's "The Antipodes"...much produced in the last ten years, now it's here, translated (by Samuel Buggeln) and mean as a snake

-Helen Shaw of The New Yorker

Photo credit: Nancy Fallon

Featuring (L to R): Elisha Lawson*, Michael DeFilippis, Max Samuels*, Christina Toth* & Campbell Symes*

Director: Max Hunter*; Stage Management: Melanie Ashby; Asst. Director & Dramaturg: Dante de Blasio; Costume Design: Avery Reed; Scenic & Prop Design: Thomas Jenkeleit; Lighting Design: Conor Mulligan; Sound and Multimedia Design: Andrew Freeburg

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

September 2022

Reading at The Tank

I was delighted to work with this talented group of artists on a powerful new play:


Written by Joey Massa

Directed by Erica Schnitzer

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June 2022

TriBeCa Film Festival

I was honored to be a part of the "phantom cast" of There Therea film by Andrew Bujalski, which premiered at TriBeCa this summer

Pictured left with my good pal and one of the film's stars, Avi Nash

June 2022

Outdoor Reading in Brooklyn!

I got fratty alongside a group of extraordinary actors in

Frat Hamlet

By Ben Salus

April/May 2022

Spring is for Readings!

I've been fortunate to collaborate with extraordinary artists on the following projects this spring:


Virtually Yours: A Musical

By Lisa Ann Grant, Eva Grant Rawizer, Diana Sussman & Lisa Yves

Anton is F*cking Dead

By Miles Mendwelle

Royal Family Productions - 145 W 46th St


By Ian Robles

Hunter College Playwriting MFA roundtable reading

September 2021

Outdoor Shakespeare in NYC

I had a blast playing Prince Florizel in


New York Shakespeare Exchange's

The Winter's Tale

Directed by Liz Thaler

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

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!

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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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.


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
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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 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

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 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

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


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

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 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 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

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