Miguel Coias

“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

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Represented by Maude Kaplan Management

Contact: Email or (212) 873-4303

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Bio

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.

The poet Fernando Pessoa and the fictional character of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille from the book, Perfume, top his list of roles he would relish an opportunity to explore.

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Resume

Stage

Play Role Venue
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

Screen

Film Role Director
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
Iceman Hitman Ruben Mazzoleni
Ebony’s Letter Stalker Min Ukani

Training

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)

Special Skills
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian. Writing, Directing,Horseback Riding, Stage Combat, Gun handling, Dialects, Singing, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Driving Stick, Motorcycle, Yoga, Photography, Computer Genius, Valid Passport.


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