J. Michael DeAngelis


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  • Accidents Happen - Circle Players Theater
  • Drop - Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival, Playwrights Horizons
  • Speed-the-Plow

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  •  J. MICHAEL DEANGELIS is a writer, actor and director. He has written or co-written the plays Drop, Reunion Special, Reverie and Signs from God. He is one of the authors of and co-conceived Accidents Happen, which won the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Pro¬duction of an Original Play. He starred in and co-wrote the short film Tails Between Their Legs, which was a winner of the National Film Challenge. And God Spoke..., a comedy pilot he wrote and directed, aired on SETV in Pennsylvania. He is the Managing Director of the Porch Room, a collaborative theater and film production company, where he has written and performed in An Evening on the Porch, Accidents Happen and the short film, Early Morning in the Tenement. A proud graduate of Muhlenberg College, Michael is an active performer-director with The Underground Shakespeare Company.  As an actor, favorite roles include Benedic in Much Ado About Nothing, Mushnick in Little Shop of Horrors, Bob in Wonderful Town, Sir Eveyln in Anything Goes, Giles Gorey in The Crucible, Fox in Speed-the-Plow, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Eugene Fodor in Crazy for You and as the title role in Othello.

    University of Pennsylvania               Performing Musical Theater: David Fox, Serena Halley
    Muhlenberg College                            Acting: Devin Allen, James Peck, Roy Steinberg.  Voice: Jeremy Slavin
    Actor’s Center Philadelphia               Acting and Improv: Anthony Scipio.  Acting for Camera: Rodney Robb.

    Drop (Lead, also co-writer/director) – Winner, 2009 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Play Festival
    Accidents Happen (Lead, also co-writer/director) – Outstanding Original Play, 2009 NJACT Perry Awards
    Tails Between Their Legs (Lead, also co-writer), Top Ten Finalist, 2005 National Film Challenge
    Early Morning in the Tenement (Supporting), Official Selection, Third Annual Triggerstreet.com Film Festival

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