MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S at FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE (www.FloridaRep.org)
Brendan will play Mike Weller in the opening episode of the upcoming Netflix original series, BLOODLINE, from the creators of DAMAGES. The psychological thriller stars Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz. March 2015.
Brendan is featured as FBI Agent Rick Cranston in Season Two of the USA Network series, GRACELAND. (Click TV/INDUSTRIAL)
Brendan will be onstage throughout the 2014-15 season at Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers. Look for him in productions of Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Around the World in 80 Days, and Dividing the Estate. Visit www.floridarep.org for tickets and information.
Brendan returns to the historic Penobscot Theatre in Bangor, Maine for its production of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. May 2015. (www.penobscottheatre.org)
Over the past twenty years, Brendan Powers' experiences as an actor and singer include the Tony Award-winning play, ART, and THE BIG KNIFE, both with Alec Baldwin; the Noel Coward revue OH, COWARD! at Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre; Star Crossed Lovers with Southwest Florida Symphony; Leonard Bernstein's acclaimed MASS; the Drama League's Tribute to Liza Minnelli; and many regional theatre productions including Man of La Mancha, The Fantasticks, An Ideal Husband, My Fair Lady, Wit, The Laramie Project, Annie, Arsenic and Old Lace, Around the World in 80 Days, Doubt, Our Town, The Glass Menagerie, Born Yesterday, Dancing at Lughnasa, Boeing-Boeing, Dial M for Murder, A Tuna Christmas, and Opus.
Brendan served for several years as artistic director of Niagara University's Theatre Studies Dept. in upstate New York. During that time he received Best Actor nominations from the Buffalo ARTIE Awards for roles in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme and the world premiere of The Cobbler, both with the Irish Classical Theatre Company.
His directing credits include the American premiere of the Canadian comedy, Real Estate; the world premiere of the Holocaust play, The Phoenix Cantata; Mark My Words: A Celebration of Twain (NY Library Assoc.); The Laramie Project, A View from the Bridge, and Dead Man Walking. He has done numerous commercials and industrials and can currently be seen on television driving the baby blue caddy through Alabama in a series of national spots for Alabama Road Trips.
He and his wife, actress Rachel Burttram, are ensemble members at the Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, named one of America's top repertory companies by the Wall Street Journal. They frequently teach theatre workshops for schools, camps and organizations around the country. They are both members of Actors' Equity, the union for stage