Michael Hartney co-created and co-hosts Characters Welcome with Justin Tyler, and directed current UCBT shows Fresh, Mr. Jersey's Neighborhood, Through the Back Door, and Umconfortable. Michael was the writer and performer of So I Like Superman: A One-Nerd Show, and also co-created Ten Men: A Two Man Character Show. Past UCBT teams include Harold Teams The Governess and Side Piece, Lloyd Team First Lady, and Maude Teams High Treason, Arbuckle, The Prom, and Legs for Days. Other past shows at UCBT include Dead Dads Club, Spoiler Alert: This Is A Sketch Show, The 2017 Tony Awardz, Brad Sacks Gets A Handjob, Oh My God, I Heard You're Dying!, and The Same Sex-Tacular. Michael is the co-creator of IFC's digital sketch show Unique New York. He has also appeared on 30 Rock, in the films BearCity and Small Time (in the director commentary, Chris Meloni and director Joel Surnow agree: Michael is "terrific!"), in web shorts for IFC, Above Average and Yahoo, and commercials for Visa/NFL, Hanes, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and many more. His writing has been seen on FX and Logo TV. This fall, Michael will make his Broadway debut in the original cast of School of Rock: The Musical. Don't worry; he can't fucking believe it either.

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