As an actor, Michael Raver has performed at Lincoln Center, The Pearl Theatre Company, Tony Randall’s National Actor’s Theatre, regional theaters across the country and in film and television. His most recent television appearance was on TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES. As a writer, Raver's adaptation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY was produced by Sonnet Repertory Theatre at the Signature Theatre Center in 2012, and a reading of his pre-WWII adaptation of Chekhov's THE SEAGULL was presented by the Pearl Theatre Company. His play, FIRE ON BABYLON, was nominated for The Robert Chesley/Victor Bumbalo Foundation Award for Playwriting, as well as being named a semifinalist for The O'Neill Conference in 2015. His play, QUIET ELECTRICITY, was named as a semifinalist for the O'Neill Conference in 2017. His short play, EVENING, was a finalist for Red Bull's New Play Festival. He served as a judge for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction and regularly contributes pieces for Classical TV, NYC Monthly, Hamptons Monthly, Playbill, Dance Magazine, CoolHunting.com, The Huffington Post and Nature's Post. He is from New York.