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John Michael Cox

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Department of Theatre
Division of Communication
School of Fine Arts and Communication



  • MFA, Classical Acting, The George Washington University
  • MA, Theatre Arts, Bob Jones University
  • BA, Theatre Arts, Bob Jones University


About John Michael

John Michael Cox spent his childhood in rural Illinois and his educational years in the urban centers of Detroit MI and Washington DC. Ever adapting to an evolving world, Mr. Cox views each new creative project as an invitation toward Curiosity, Trust, Wonder, and Adventure.

Hailed as “marvelously comic” by DC Metro Theatre Arts, and praised for his “fierce commitment” by the Greenville News, Mr. Cox has proven his flexibility and determination through his varying performances. Carolina Curtain Call reviewed his portrayal of Berowne in Greenville Shakespeare Company’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, as “a real breakout performance that demonstrates both command of the material and comic timing.”

Mr. Cox earned his MFA in Classical Acting from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University, where he studied under industry professionals such as Alec Wild, Ed Gero, Floyd King, Dody DiSanto, Lisa Beley, Chris Cherry, Roberta Stiehm, and Robb Hunter; and performed under the direction of Dan Crane, Paul Reisman, Timothy Douglas, and Aaron Posner.

Directing credits include Twelfth Night and The White Rose (Bob Jones University); This Could Be and Happily Ever After Please (Equinox Theatre); Classic Players: Off the Boards and Comedy of Errors (Upstate Renaissance Faire & BJU Classic Players).

Acting credits include The Taming of the Shrew, Nell Gwynn, and The Tempest (Texas Shakespeare Festival); Hamlet and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Hoosier Shakespeare Festival); Blood: A Comedy (Best Medicine Rep Theatre); As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Henry 60, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Academy for Classical Acting); The Tempest and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Greenville Shakespeare Company); A Christmas Carol (Greenville Theatre); Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Tale of Two Cities: The Musical, The Tempest, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Twelfth Night (BJU Classic Players).