Michael Tisdale is a professional writer and actor, who has been active in the creation of theatre and film in New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the country for over a decade.  Originally from Lakewood, Ohio, Michael moved to New York to attend The Juilliard Drama Division.  Over the years, he has collaborated with artists such as Sidney Lumet, Dianne Wiest, Sir Peter Hall, Stephen Wadsworth, Michael Mayer, Tom Hulce, Christopher Durang, Doug Wright, and Vanessa Redgrave - to name a few.  Michael's stageplays have been developed and/or produced by The Atlantic Theatre Company, The Hartford Stage Company, HotINK, The Players Club, Rising Phoenix, NYU's Tisch School for the Arts, The Juilliard School, The Tectonic Theater Project, and Lincoln Center.  In October of 2008, his play “Goldstar, Ohio” will receive its world premiere production at the Cleveland Public Theatre.