Michael Shannon is known for playing unhinged crazies, and he’s had a good year of it. He spent another season putting the fear of God into Prohibition-era Atlantic City on Boardwalk Empire. And now, Shannon spars with Superman as the supervillain General Zod in Man of Steel. (His ...
Michael Shannon and Ed Asner talk about their roles in the play “Grace,” on Broadway. It’s a gripping dark comedy, written by Craig Wright, that asks: are we in control of our lives or is there something else at work? The story follows a wide-eyed young couple as they start a new life in sunny Florida, with big plans to open a chain of Gospel-themed motels.
Michael Shannon was on the Lopate Show to discuss starring in the new adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" at the SoHo Rep. He also shared his, um, unusual pairing of comfort foods.
Annie Baker, who adapted Chekhov’s classic “Uncle Vanya,” discusses the play, along with Reed Birney and Michael Shannon, who star in it. Variety critic Marilyn Stasio called Baker’s version “a fresh rethinking of the material from the perspective of a modern mind.” “Uncle Vanya” is playing at the Soho Rep, and has been extended through August 26.