Michael Cuomo co-starred in and produced the dramatic feature film The Light of the Moon , written and directed by Jessica M. Thompson, recent winner of the 2017 SXSW Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. The film is currently traveling the festival circuit in advance of a late Fall 2017 theatrical release in major cities. Michael also starred in and produced the critically acclaimed feature film Happy New Year, written and directed by K. Lorrel Manning, executive produced by Iain Smith (Wanted, Children of Men, The Fountain). The film’s premiere at the SXSW and Hamptons International Film Festivals was followed by a successful tour through 16 international film festivals, garnering impressive reviews, winning 6 awards including Cuomo for Best Actor (RIIFF). Happy New Year received a successful theatrical engagement in New York, and is currently playing limited engagements across the country. It is also available on iTunes, all other major digital platforms and DVD, distributed by Snag Films.
Michael can also be seen in the upcoming Daniel Isn't Real (SpectreVision/Ace Pictures, dir. Adam Egypt Mortimer), What Breaks the Ice (Goldcrest Films, dir. Rebecca Eskreis) and We Win (SXSW/VimeoStaffPicks, dir. Michael Stahl-David), among many others. Next up, he'll co-star in and produce the feature films Six Dinner Parties, The Caterpillar, American Summer, Devices and Pink Mist. He recently became a member of the Actor's Center Workshop Company and he has performed at Off-Broadway theatres throughout NYC, such as Rattlestick, The Actor’s Studio, Naked Angels, Dixon Place and The Barrow Group. His national on-camera commercial campaigns include: Travelocity; Samsung (with Eli Manning); AT&T; Bailey's; Bank of America, SEAT Ibiza, Levissima and General Electric.
Michael studied writing and theatre at Loyola University in his hometown of Baltimore, MD before moving to New York City. His acting teachers include Joseph Chaikin, Bruce Ornstein, Seth Barrish and Lee Brock of the Barrow Group and Brad Calcaterra of The Studio. For two years as creative assistant to writer and director Todd Graff (Camp, Bandslam, Joyful Noise) he was fully immersed in the world of film and TV writing and production at the studio level.
Michael is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) and Actors' Equity Association (AEA). In his spare time, he reads to children through the SAG Foundation’s BookPals (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), mentors inner-city high school film students through the Ghetto Film School’s industry outreach program.