Local Actor Michael Gabel on ‘Studio A’

Posted: October 1, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As part of the Film and Video Studies Program and GMU-TV, “Studio A” will host local actor Michael Gabel as its first guest of the fall semester on Friday, Oct. 3.

Gabel has been a working actor, director, talk show host and teacher for more than 30 years. He has appeared in the area’s finest theaters, including the Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, the Folger Theatre, the Olney Theatre Center, Arena Stage and the Round House Theatre.

He has appeared in more than 60 films, including “A Dirty Shame,” “Major Payne” and “Guarding Tess,” and on such television shows as “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Shot in the Heart” and “The Wire.”

Gabel has also contributed numerous voices for “My Wonderful Radio Show,” a series for children, and performed in hundreds of commercials and industrial films.

Gabel is the founder and director of The Actors Institute, which provides professional training for those interested in acting in film and television. He has taught acting at Catholic and American Universities and at Montgomery College and has led corporate training programs for the Department of Defense, the Internal Revenue Service, Direct TV, Johnson & Johnson, NBC and Verizon.

He was included in a documentary, “Acting and Teaching: From Stage to Screen,” along with Richard Spencer and Spike Lee.

If you are interested in being part of the studio audience for this taping, e-mail Cindy Lont at clont@gmu.edu

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