Michael Healey trained as an actor at Toronto’s Ryerson Theatre School in the mid -eighties. He wrote his first play, a one-act, for the Toronto Fringe in 1995.
THE DRAWER BOY, his first full-length play, premiered in Toronto in 1999, winning the Dora Award for best new play, the Chalmers Canadian Playwriting Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award. It has been translated into German, French, Japanese, Croatian and Hindi and continues to be produced regularly across North America and internationally. He has written or adapted a dozen plays since then, winning the Dora for best new play five times in total.