Michael Hurst

The Player

Michael Hurst is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed theatre actors and directors. After initial training at the Court Theatre, Christchurch, Michael joined Auckland Theatre Corporate in 1979. During the 1980’s with his work at the Mercury Theatre, Downstage Theatre and the Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Companies, he quickly established a reputation as one of this country’s finest Shakespearian actors and directors.

Michael was a founding member of The Watershed Theatre and produced acted and directed in many startling productions there including CABARET and HAMLET.

Feature film credits include DEATH WARMED UP, DESPERATE REMEDIES and THE FOOTSTEP MAN. He made his feature film directorial debut with JUBILEE. He has numerous television credits, but is known world wide as Iolaus in the US series HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS.

This is Michael’s first production for Auckland Theatre Company and after almost seven years away from the stage, he is thrilled to be back.