MICHAEL J. MARTINKUS is thrilled to be back up north performing with OpenStage Theatre and is still surprised and extremely honored to play the role of Mark in RENT. He currently resides in Denver, where he most recently appeared with Firehouse Theatre in the regional premiere of Tigers be Still. He’s also been privileged to work with Spark Theatre and Miner’s Alley Playhouse in Golden. His credits with OpenStage include The Rocky Horror Show, the Not Too Bright One in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Agamemnon Bucker (Chicago) in Is He Dead? and in As You Like It, and appeared with openstage etc as Woodson Bull III in Third and Andrew in The Maiden's Prayer, which won the 2009 OpenStage OPUS Award for Best Play. He also has performed with Front Range Community College in their production of Hamlet. Mike graduated in 2007 from the Acting Concentration program with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from the University of Northern Colorado, where he starred as Mark in The Shadowbox and Huey in Italian American Reconciliation, as well as in various one-act plays. As an associate producer and actor for A Film Company, LLC, he appeared in the film The Code: Legend of the Gamers, which featured its premier in Colorado. Mike has received three credits on IMDb. He would like to thank his family for their endless support. The power and relevance that RENT still holds today is a message that he hopes everyone takes home with them. “No matter what the world hands you, or whatever cards you’re dealt, always remember that you have family. Not just the one you’re born to, but the ones you form yourself. You will never be alone. No day but today.”
Michael's Work in OpenStage Theatre
Avenue Q Princeton
Rent Videographer
Rent Mark Cohen
The Rocky Horror Show Phantom
The 39 Steps Clown 2
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) *the scapegoat
Casino Royale CIA Agent
Shining City Board Operator
Is He Dead? Agamemnon Bucker (Chicago)
Third *Woodson Bull III
The Maiden's Prayer Andrew/George/Art
As You Like It William/Marlowe (student protester)