Michael Whalley

Tony Lumpkin

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER is Michael’s debut perfor­mance for Auckland Theatre Company. Most recently, Michael starred in Taki Rua’s production of TE KARAKIA for the 2009 Auckland Festival.

After graduating from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2005, Michael won the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Most Promising Male Newcomer in Vivienne Plumb’s play, THE CAPE. For theatre, he has also performed in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (Opera House), THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, WEDNESDAY TO COME and I’M NOT RAPPAPORT (Downstage Theatre), as well as THE GLASS MENAGERIE, JACK ANDTHE BEANSTALK and THE MAN THAT LOVELOCK COULDN’T BEAT.

Michael has appeared in the award-winning New Zealand films OUT OF THE BLUE and

EAGLE VS SHARK and will be in the upcoming feature MATARIKI. His television cred­its include KARAOKE HIGH, KILLIAN’S CURSE and TIME HACKERS.

A keen writer, Michael’s solo play, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, recently aired on National Radio and he is currently adapting it for the screen. He thanks his family and beautiful partner Camille for their ongo­ing support.