Alumni Profiles

Michael Biren

George Psomas
Class of 2005
Dual Major in Business and Theatre

Broadway, film and television actor,
print model, voiceover artist,
development staff for Roundabout Theatre

After graduation I decided to take the plunge and move to New York City and pursue a career as an actor. I South Pacificspent my first summer here “pounding the pavement,” and booked my first job in the ArtsPower National Tour of The Rainbow Fish; it was a start, and it allowed me to join the Actor’s Equity Union. In September of 2007 I won the title of “Broadway Idol” with the New York Music Theatre Festival, and shortly after that, I was given a big break; I was cast in the original revival cast of South Pacific on Broadway, including the Live from Lincoln Center PBS broadcast.

In the Theatre & Dance Department, I was being taught not only by scholars, but by gifted artists as well. A number of those professors helpedTartuffe me to mold my creative mind and to find my voice as an actor. I was urged to push boundaries and explore the unknown, to trust myself, and above all, to listen. I would have to say that going to Muhlenberg was the best decision that I ever made. It afforded me opportunities that I would never have gotten otherwise. I felt like I was constantly challenged, and I am not ashamed to say that I faced those challenges head-on and succeeded. If I had to do it all again, I would.

George in his Broadway debut in South Pacific at the Lincoln Center and in Tartuffe at Muhlenberg.
Photo by Joe Edelman.