Thursday, April 23, 2015

#TBT that time I was on Good Day New York...oh wait that was two days ago!

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Check out the video above for a fun little segment featuring me as "Jackie," one of the hosts on The Ride!

It was super exciting to have them on board, definitely a nice little treat for me considering I'll be celebrating my third anniversary with The Ride in July!

To be honest it's kind of hard to believe it's been almost three years since I prematurely quit my restaurant job before finding out this job wouldn't start for another month!

Oh well, it all worked out. Now I get to sing and dance and crack dumb jokes and get paid enough to save for a wedding.





Thursday, March 26, 2015

Space Captain Premiere!

This past weekend we finally had the official screening of "Space Captain: Captain of Space!"

It has been a pretty incredible journey from the first time I ever read one of Jeff Sproul's in-progress scenes for his new show. It was 2011-2012 at the No Tea Productions writer's meetings in Jeff and Lindsey's living room!

Now they have two beautiful baby girls and a feature-length film under their belts!

They and Jeremy Mather had a screening for the cast, crew and invited guests at the Maya Deren Theater on the Lower East Side this past Saturday and it was so much fun!

Here are my Instagrams of the day:

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The finished film looked absolutely wonderful and I couldn't be prouder!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ten Hours of Princess Leia...

So...this is happening.

This past weekend I worked with Josh Apter and Gary Mahmoud yet again in a Star Wars take on the viral video recently posted by HollaBack, in which a woman walked the streets of NY and chronicled each time she was cat-called.

Tuesday morning it was posted on YouTube and since then (roughly 30 hours) it has reached nearly a million views (which will probably be surpassed by the time this blog is posted).

And Oh My God has it picked up steam. 


This morning a generous clip was actually featured on Good Morning America!

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Needless to say, this is a pretty insane experience so far, and will probably only get more insane. 

If you haven't seen it yet, here it is:

Stay tuned for more updates, and don't forget to Like Michele McNally- Actor on Facebook for all the latest news!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Long Time Ago In a Lower East Side Theatre Far Far Away...

A plucky young theatre company called No Tea Productions set out to mount a multi-media, black and white, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, space serial parody (with puppets)!

The year was 2012. The Mars rover landed successfully, Hurricane Sandy was forming off the coast, and everyone, everywhere was watching Gangnam Style on their iPhone 4s.

That same year in the backstage area of the Kraine Theatre in lower Manhattan, we slathered baby powder all over our bodies to make us appear without pigment, and sprayed our hair silver, white or black. We donned short-shorts, leather bustiers and giant foofy tails, all for the sake of comedy.

The show was a hit, with rave reviews from, Theater For Nerds, and Backstage.

The question arose: What if we make this show into a movie?

And thus began the two-year journey into film-making that included hiking through Prospect Park, building a cave wall out of butcher paper, and transforming an office hallway into the throne room of an evil King.

Two years, countless ab exercises and a pair of twins born to the artistic directors later, and I'm proud to say that principal photography has wrapped! I sat down to watch a rough cut of the film with the rest of the cast earlier this week.

And it is FUNNY. It's so funny I think we missed half the jokes while laughing. And it's not just funny because all the people doing funny things are my friends. It's genuinely, absolutely hilarious, and I could not be more proud of what I saw.

More news as to the future of the project is forthcoming, but in the meantime, check it out on imdb!

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Brawl Crawl!

Occupy Verona's long cold-weather hiatus has finally come to an end!

That's right, friends! It is warming up in New York City, and so Occupy Verona's site-specific outdoor Shakespeare performances can begin again!

Before we jump back into a full production, however, some of the Occupy Verona crowd (including myself) embarked on a little experiment called, "The Brawl Crawl."

The concept was simple: Perform Shakespeare fight scenes IN bars all over the city, traveling from bar to bar for each scene. 

We had a solid line-up of scenes and a handful of bars in the West Village that agreed to house us as long as "everyone buys a beer."

We started with the opening brawl from Romeo and Juliet (Do you bite your thumb at us sir?) to a decent-sized audience. 

By the time we got to the second bar for my scene (The Taming of the Shrew with Marc Sauve) there were enough people for me to be worried that I might accidentally kick someone while doing my fight choreography.

Five bars and six scenes later, there were almost 80 people there, drinking beers and cheering on the scenes! 

Rest assured, the Brawl Crawl will happen again, and I will most likely be reprising my role as Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew!