Micah Sherman


bio & live shows

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"Sherman is a particularly talented performer, blessed with the rubbery face of a young Tom Hanks and the sharp stare of a Jake Gyllenhaal." -ArtsATL

I’m a comic actor and creator based in New York City.

I grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where as a teenager I began performing live comedy shows, acting in musicals and fronting a rock band. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree from the University of Georgia in Athens where I studied telecommunications production and film history. After college, I moved to Chicago to study improvisation with The Second City, iO and Annoyance theaters.

After two years in Chicago I moved to Boston where I was hired to the MainStage cast at Improv Asylum. Living in Boston I performed nightly improv, sketch and stand-up comedy shows and was cast in dozens of commercials and several movies including the holiday favorite Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.

Capitalizing on this success, I moved to New York City where I’ve starred in several high-profile productions including  High Maintenance on HBO, two world premieres by Tony Award winning playwright Greg Kotis and four national tours with The Second City. Most recently, my original live-action pilot, Improvising, received a development deal from Left/Right Productions at the New York Television Festival and my animated cartoon pilot, McGillucuddy & Martin, won Best Web Series at the New York Short Film & Screenplay Festival. I was also commissioned by Audible to create two demos of “Sitcoms for Your Ears.”

I currently improvise with one of New York's longest-running houseteams The Baldwins at The Peoples Improv Theater I'm also the creator and producer of a number of acclaimed live comedy shows, most notably Old School Sketch Show: Pitch to Stage in Seven Days and The Scene: Improvised One Act Plays.

On this website you can view the original projects that I’ve made and listen to my comedy albums with Myq Kaplan and Dan Hirshon. While you’re here check out some of the other projects that I’ve been involved in by clicking through the media section. And simply scroll down to watch my acting reel or see my live show schedule.

Website photos by Mindy Tucker.


Acting Reel

“He’s ready to go. He should be on a television series now.” -Ben Sinclair & Katja Blichfeld, creators of High Maintenance on HBO

Proud member of SAG-AFTRA & AEA.

Please direct all inquiries to ESE Management at (646) 535-5236.