Michael Potts, a Tony Award-winning actor, has graced the Broadway stage with his captivating performances and undeniable talent for over three decades. His Broadway debut came in 1985 as a replacement cast member in the hit musical La Cage aux Folles, marking the beginning of a remarkable career that has spanned over three decades.
In 2001, Potts' career soared to new heights with his portrayal of Ulla in the original cast of Mel Brooks's uproarious musical The Producers. His comedic brilliance and infectious energy brought the role to life, earning him critical acclaim and the coveted Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.
Potts' Broadway credits extend beyond his iconic performance in The Producers. He has starred in various productions, including Chicago, Steel Pier, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour, and Bob Fosse's Big Deal. His versatility and talent have allowed him to seamlessly transition between comedic and dramatic roles, captivating audiences with his range and depth.
Beyond Broadway, Potts has also made significant contributions to television and film. He has appeared in numerous popular shows, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Good Wife, and Blue Bloods, further showcasing his comedic timing and acting prowess. His film credits include Hero, Space Marines, Romance & Cigarettes, and The Nanny Diaries.