Michael Grant is a founding ensemble member of Irish Theatre of Chicago and served as its Artistic Director from 1995 to 2003 and again from 2009 to the present. As an actor, Michael has appeared in ten of ITC’s productions, including Lay Me Down Softly, Our Father, War, Drink Me, and The Clearing, as well as the world premieres of Marked Tree, And Neither Have I Wings to Fly, and The Pagans. Favorite roles include Sherlock Holmes (The Sign of the Four at Apple Tree Theatre), the Invisible Man (Scientific Romances at Next Theatre), Arthur Miller (Are You Now or Have You Ever Been… at Next Theatre – Jeff Award Winner: Best Ensemble) and Hugo (God’s Man in Texas at Northlight Theatre – Jeff Award Nominee: Best Supporting Actor). Other Chicago credits include work with Fox Theatricals, Interplay, Center Theater, European Repertory, and other shows at Next Theatre. Michael is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and he lives in Chicago with his wife Erin and sons Liam and Dermot.