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Scarcity ran from 20th September 2007 to 21st October 2007

Set in rural western Massachusetts, Scarcity tells the tale of two siblings whose aspirations to escape the confines of poverty and small town life come into direct conflict with their sense of family responsibility. When sixteen-year-old Billy is afforded an opportunity to change schools and move out of town by an unusually attentive young teacher, his family starts to unravel around him. In this raw, emotionally rich world premiere new drama, up-and-coming playwright Lucy Thurber explores the stark reality of how class in America shapes our very self-image.
Click here for scenes form the play

Click here to view pics of Mercy's trip to NY to see Michael in "Scarcity"

Thank you so much to Mercy for writing a short summary of her trip to New York in October 07 to see the play, “Scarcity.”

My husband and I arrived in New York on the morning of October 12th. The first two days we went sightseeing and took lots of pictures of the city.  New York is a wonderful place to visit because there is so much to do and see.  First, there are so many shows on Broadway and Off-Broadway that you would need a whole year to see them all.  Aside from the Theater, there are also the museums, the stores and a wide variety of restaurants.

The morning of the 14th before heading for the Linda Gross Theater, we saw the Columbus Day parade down the Avenue of the Americas.  It was very colorful and the music was great.

Finally, we arrived at the theater after walking over 40 blocks, but we didn’t mind the walk. People-watching is always fun to do, especially in New York.  Once in the theater, we met with other friends that had come from as far as the Netherlands and Canada to see the play.

“Scarcity” is about a dysfunctional family living in rural Massachusetts.  The drama unfolds around their daily struggles to survive on food stamps and the mere salary of the wife, Martha, played by Kristen Johnston. 

Michael T. Weiss plays the alcoholic and usually unemployed husband who easily gets into fights and relies on his 16 year-old son, Billy (Brandon Espinoza) or Martha’s cousin, Louis (Todd Weeks) who is a cop to rescue him and bring him home.

Their children, Billy and Rachel are both very bright kids and practically the adults in this deteriorating family.  When Billy gets accepted to a prestigious school with the help of his teacher, Ellen (Maggie Kiley) everyone can see that the young teacher has some personal interests on the young Billy.  As this new drama reaches its boiling point, younger sister, Rachel envisions her very difficult situation for now she will be left alone to deal with her unfit parents, but she desperately hopes to follow her brother’s footsteps and leave someday to better her life.

The play itself was kind of depressing, but it also had a mixture of comedy and a few very moving moments.  All in all the performance by the actors was great.  Both, Meredith Brandt, the 11 year old actress who played the daughter, Rachel and Brandon Espinoza who played the son, Billy gave Wonderful performances.

Kristen Johnston and Michael T. Weiss were both Amazing together making the audience experience the feelings of despair, chaos and helplessness that engulfed their troubled life-style.  Their performance brought this drama to life on the stage and when the play ended we were sadden because deep inside we hoped for a positive change in the life of this family.

After the show we waited outside the theater and had the pleasure of talking to all the actors and obtain their autographs. Michael T. Weiss and Kristen Johnston were both very grateful, courteous and quite generous giving autographs and taking pictures with all the fans.

After the play we all went to eat out together and after that we went for a walk in the streets of New York and of course we took more pictures.  New York nightlife is amazing.

I had a wonderful time in New York and seeing Michael T. Weiss and all my friends again was Great.  The only thing I regret is not having more time to see more of this beautiful city, but I hope to return soon and I’m definitively looking forward to seeing Michael back on stage again.


New Movie - Razor Sharp

Recently I received an email from Marcus Perry who is the writer/director of a new short film starring Michael. Mr. Perry has kindly given his permission to use info and promotional shots on my website which I would like to sincerely thank him for.  
Please click here for Pics


Impenetrable fortresses, SWAT trained security forces, the occasional piece of malfunctioning gear; it¹s all in a day¹s work for corporate thief Veronica Sharpe (Cassidy Freeman). But business turns anything but usual when she¹s hired by her underworld boss Rory Dex (Michael T. Weiss) to steal an exotic codebreaker from a high-security skyscraper.

After rallying with her mentor, a grizzled Russian named Karloff Bryce (Adam Gregor), a plan to breach the tower¹s defenses is born. However, the one contingency Veronica could never anticipate is the strain the job will place on her morality and skill once she¹s confronted with the dark reality of the codebreaker itself.

Far from hardware or a digital code, it is a twelve year-old girl (Skye McCole Bartusiak). Isis is the prisoner of corporate devils, held hostage inside the building¹s fortified vault. Now, not only must Veronica wage war against the skyscraper¹s lethal security detail in order to escape, but she is forced to make the most critical decision of her life: whether to hand over this flesh and blood score to Dex, or to protect the orphaned girl and become a most unlikely hero.


Anyone who's familiar with Michael's work knows what incredible versatility he has. He's a true risk taker, and his portrayal of Dex in 'Razor sharp'
is certainly no exception. This film was my first time in the director's chair (after taking a break from my hectic schedule of being an unemployed
screenwriter) and having Michael on the set gave me a tremendous amount of confidence. He completely embraced the playful tone of the film - which a lot of people have described as a cross between 'Die Hard' and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' It was always our intention to portray Dex as a kind of Hollywood agent of the criminal underworld, but Michael took it a step further and created a truly unique metro-sexual villain. Adopting a Billy Idol-esque accent, Michael layered on idiosyncrasies that I never dreamed possible for the character. He was really dialed in to the wink-in-the-eye tone of the script, while still maintaining a threatening edge - it was quite a feat, and one that really elevated the film. I can't imagine it without him.

I'm also happy report that the film just had its first festival win. Over the weekend of November 10-12, it took home Best Drama and overall Best in Fest as voted on by the fans at the first ever Wizardworld Film Festival in Dallas, Texas. This comic book themed festival was a great exhibition ground for the film, and happily the crowd really embraced it. Here's a link to the festival win:

As part of the prize for winning, 'Razor Sharp' will screen at the Staples Convention Center as the Wizardworld Tour comes to Los Angeles, California over March 16-18.

I'm also in the process of building the film's website
(www.razorsharpmovie.com) Please check back regularly, because in addition to tons of production photos and art, the site will feature a 10-part 'making of' video featurette that has a lot of footage of Michael on set.



Michael's new management and fanmail address
This is from Evi (Ask Dr. Mike) about the information on Mike's new agent.

"Just got off the phone with the Agency for the Performing Arts. I learned that they and Michael had parted ways sometime in early summer 2006. But since they are very friendly folks, they kindly put me in touch with Michael's management.
So I called them and, yes, they do not only handle the management aspects of his career, but will also take care of his fanmail.
So from now on all mail should go to:

Michael T. Weiss
c/o Robert Stein Management
345 North Maple Drive, Suite 317
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

And while I had that lady on the phone, I took the chance and asked about his future plans, whether stage or screen. She didn't gave away concrete information, only answered: "You'll see soon"."

Thanks Evi  from Ask Dr. Mike


April 2006

The Pretender Season 4 DVD
The release date for the fourth and final season is 18th July 2006.
You can pre-order your copy from Amazon and the like.
For more info go to http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/releaseinfo.cfm?ReleaseID=5825


February 2006

Happy Birthday Michael
2nd Feb 

January 2006
Happy New Year

Huntington Theatre - Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Clips
Michael is starring in Christopher Hampton's  "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" January 6th - February 5th, 2006 at the Boston University Theatre.

If you can't get to see Michael in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" check out 2 video clips on the Huntington Theatre Website 

Michael's New Agency
Michael T. Weiss
c/o Agency for the Performing Arts
9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90069-3604

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write from outside the US also add a self-addressed envelope, and one
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