“To be great, be whole;
Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.
Be whole in everything. Put all you are
Into the smallest thing you do.
So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor
Because it blooms up above.”
― Fernando Pessoa
Represented by Maude Kaplan Management
Miguel Coias is a New York City-based actor who works in the US and internationally in film, television, and voice. Recent projects include: The White House Plumbers on HBO.
Originally from Lisbon, Portugal, his young life was guided by the sea, mountains, sports, and an immersion into the world of film. It was by watching American movies and classic films that he perfected his English and aspired to become an actor.
Miguel studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York City. In addition to Portuguese and English, he also speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.
Miguel’s strength and versatility as an actor has been ascribed to his sincere desire to study human nature and his intuitive understanding of the psyches and movement languages that drive each character he plays on stage and set. His studies, travels, and projects have taken him in pursuit of developing this body of work.
Miguel’s characters, as informed by his studies with acting teacher Julia Carey, are formed through an embodied process drawn dynamically from the people he knows or has observed while tending bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and on the streets of New York, France, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Holland, Germany, New Orleans, California.
|Richard III||Gloucester||Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts|
|Liz Estrada||Bobby||45 Bleecker Theater|
|Underaddress||Joe||The Collective Unconscious|
|The Seagull||Trigorin \ Dorn||Shapiro Hall|
|Shadow Box||Mark||Lester Martin Theater|
|Middle of the Night||Son in Law||Mary MacArthur Theater|
|Bury The Dead||Morgan||Lester Martin Theater|
|The White House Plumbers||Spanish Embassy Staffer||David Mandel|
|The Harvester Generation||Trader||Minos Papas|
|Henny||Henny Martins||Mike Charalambous|
|The Politics of Conflict||Xavier/Waiter||Minos Papas|
|Wrong Floor||William||Benjamin Dawson|
|The Killers||Ole||Niklas Hildien|
|Manhattan Misfits||Godson||David Shapiro|
|The Other One||Julian||Miguel Coias|
|Ebony’s Letter||Stalker||Min Ukani|
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
(Shakespeare Summer School)
Roger Forbes (Acting); Katya Benjamin (Movement);Wolf Christian (Tumbling); Jeremy Stockwell (Action-Masks); Kate Godfrey (Voice); Richard Ryan (Sword Fight); Francine Watson Coleman (Period Dance);
School for Film and Television
John Tyrrell (Acting); Julia Carey (Camera Process; Character Process) Ernest A. Losso, Robert Palumbo (Director’s Day); Eileen Connolly (Balk Technique) Richard Omar, Deborah Cooney (Voice); Randall E.Hoey (Scene Study); Joseph Perce (Improv);Ruth Nerken, L.J Gancer (Commercials); Christine Lavern (Monologues); Richard Southern (Through line); Jay Goldenberg (Daytime Drama); Melissa Grey (Voice Over);
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Thelma Carter (Acting/Commedia); Jim Demonic, Page Clements (Speech); Ray Collins (Vocal Production); Scott Hudson (Director); Burke Pearson (Acting);Tammy Meneghini (Williamson Technique); Denise DuMaine (Dance); John Baylies (Singing)
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian. Writing, Directing, Dialects on request, Singing, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Driving Stick, Motorcycle, Yoga,,Horseback Riding, Stage Combat, Gun handling, Bartending, Coding, Photography.