Michael Moriarty graduated from Stony Brook University with both a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English Education, and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. For eighteen years, he has been teaching in the Deer Park School District. In his first three years, he was the assistant director of the high school marching band. In 2004, he inherited the reins of the fall dramatics director and has been in that position ever since. He is also one of the Theater Arts teachers at Robert Frost Middle School, and director of the spring play. His directing credits include, The Curate Shakespeare: As You Like It, The Armored Dove, Fancy Meeting You Again, Wallflower, winner of the BACCA Best Drama Award of 2007, Father of the Bride, Stage Door, Heaven Can Wait, CSI: Neverland, I Remember Mama, and Stranded! Mike is very honored to be working with his friend, Paul, on this one-man show. Outside of teaching, Mike has a voice over business in which he enjoys auditioning. You can sample his work at www.MoriartyVoice.com, and check out his Facebook page. He also has profiles on Voices.com and Voices123.com. He enjoys life with his wife Christine, son Mikey Jr., daughter Victoria, and Boston Terrier, Tumnus.
Paul Failla is thrilled to be fulfilling a long standing dream of performing in his one-man show, The Class Of Life, which he wrote and produced. Paul considers himself most fortunate to be working with his very talented director and friend, Michael Moriarty, on this project. Theater credits include: Off Broadway: Spaghetti and Matzo Balls Fuhgeddaboudit (Anthony Vespucci Sr.). Regional Theater: Breaking Legs (Mike Francisco), Bermuda Avenue Triangle (Johnny Paolucci), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Max Prince), Lend Me a Tenor (Tito), Rumors (Glenn Cooper), Biloxi Blues (Sgt. Toomey), Under the Yum-Yum Tree (Hogan), The Sound of Music (Captain Von Trapp), Heaven Can Wait (Max Levine), Cheaters (Howard), Broadway Bound (Stanley Jerome), The Deadly Game (Howard Trapp). Film: Chelsea Walls, Unfaithful. Paul is a member of SAG - AFTRA. Paul has also written a book titled Life:101. The topics explored in his book reflect the choices we make in our lives and the consequences of these choices. The book is suitable for a wide range of ages but essentially mirrors the programs the author delivers nationwide in schools from grades five through college and beyond. At points, there are parallel ideas between the book and the play. The book is available on Amazon.com. Please click on Life:101 by Paul D Failla. Additionally, Paul invites you to peruse his public speaking website at PDFailla.com