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Romance and art struggle to survive in this witty new play based on a true story about perfomers during the 1950s 'Red Scare' and the Hollywood blacklist. June 6-July 1, 2018 at TheatreWorks. More information here.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

The irreverant, hilarious and suprisingly sentimental country musical story of Texas' Chicken Ranch Brothel. October 3-21, 2018 at 42nd Street Moon. More information here.


As You Like It

An exciting musical reinvention of the classic Shakespearean gender-bender with San Francisco Shakespeare Company is planned for summer 2019.


Me and My Girl

Recently closed this fashioned British musical with 42nd Street Moon at The Gateway Theatre in San Francisco. More information at the bottom of this page.


 The Elephant Man

Recently closed this classic drama of deformity and society in Victorian England at Hillbarn Theatre. More information here.

If Men Breastfed

My short comic film for Naya Health about what the world would be like if men lactated has been viewed nearly 12 million times on Facebook alone. Check it out here.















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Michael Barrett Austin is a San Francisco Bay Area native who returned to stay after earning a BA from Whitman College and spending several years traversing the country, acting, writing and directing. In addition to being a member of (and frequent performer with) local companies Just Theater and PlayGround, Michael has worked with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, SF Playhouse, Center Repertory Theatre, San Jose Stage, 42nd Street Moon, Central Works, TheatreFIRST, TheatreWorks and many others. Michael has also starred in several independent films, appeared on television series and been featured in many commercials and industrials. He also maintains an alter ego as the Office Manager for the non-profit news site In his rare moments of spare time, Michael sings songs with his guitar and appreciates single malts and experimenting with cocktails. He is married to a fantastic woman named Emily, and (as of September 3, 2015) is the father of a beautiful daughter named Lucille.

You can follow him in Instagram @michaelbarrettaustin.