Born in 1971 in North Carolina, Michael C Hall attended Tisch School of Arts where he studied the New York University’s Graduate Acting Program in 1996. Hall’s early theatre career started in off-Broadway productions of Cymbeline, Macbeth, Henry V and Timon of Athens at the Public Theater, as well as risqué play Corpus Christi at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
He is perhaps most famously known as the title character in Dexter, which he starred and co-produced. The show ran for seven years, ending in 2013 and was nominated for five Emmy Awards. Hall himself won the Individual achievement award in Drama in the 2007 Television Critics Association Award, and in the same year won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama. Hall has also starred in Six Feet Under and Gamer with Gerard Butler.
He began performing on Broadway in 1999, where he was cast as the Emcee in Cabaret He then performed in Chicago as Billy Flynn which toured the US. Hall’s recent theatre appearances include The Realistic Joneses at the Lyceum Theatre in 2014, which won the Outstanding Ensemble Performance Award at the Drama Desk Awards. Furthermore, he starred as the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hall on Broadway, and then played Thomas Newton in the David Bowie musical Lazarus. In 2016, Hall reprised his role in Lazarus at King's Cross Theatre.