Writer: Travis Michael Holder

TRAVIS MICHAEL HOLDER is Opinionatedasswipe-in-Chief for the new handydandy arts-oriented website TicketHoldersLA.com. He has been a LA theatre critic since 1987 and has taught acting at the New York Film Academy’s west coast campus since 2010. He was Theatre Editor for Entertainment Today for 21 years, reviewed for BackStage for 12 years, and is also currently a contributor to ArtsInLA.com. As a writer, five of his plays have been produced in LA and his first, "Surprise Surprise," became a feature film in 2010, for which Travis wrote the screenplay and appeared in a leading role. An actor since childhood who originally came to LA under contract to Paramount Pictures, he has appeared in six Broadway productions and has traveled extensively in everything from "Bye Bye Birdie," "Hair," and throughout Europe and Asia in "Hello Dolly" to touring as Amos (Mr. Cellophane) Hart in "Chicago." Locally, Travis received the LA Drama Critics’ Circle Award as Kenneth Halliwell in the west coast premiere of "Nasty Little Secrets," a Drama-Logue Award as Lennie in "Of Mice and Men," and he has also received six acting nominations from LA Weekly; a Sage Award; Ovation, GLAAD, NAACP, and five Garland Award nominations. Regionally, he was given the Inland Theatre League Award as Ken Talley in "Fifth of July," three awards for direction and performance as Dr. Dysart in "Equus," and he was up for Washington, DC’s Helen Hayes honors as Oscar Wilde in the premiere of "Oscar & Speranza." His first novel "Waiting for Walk," a memoir of growing up as a child actor, has been sitting in a desk drawer since its completion in 2005, proving there is often a deep divide between talent and functionality. www.travismichaelholder.coms

TICKETHOLDER AWARDS 2018 PART II

My 27th annual TicketHolder Awards are now posted on my TicketHoldersLA website in two parts. You can read part II below. Click here for part I. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY Tobias Forrest, Cost of Living, Fountain Theatre RUNNERS-UP: Tony Abatemarco, Sugar Plum Fairy, Skylight; Matthew Beard, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Wallis; John Ross Bowie, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Marshall; J. Stephen … Continue reading TICKETHOLDER AWARDS 2018 PART II


TICKETHOLDER AWARDS 2018 PART I

My 27th annual TicketHolder Awards are now posted on my TicketHoldersLA website in two parts. You can read it below and click here for more photos. BEST PRODUCTION of 2018 A Christmas Carol, Geffen Playhouse Sweat, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum The Humans, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre The Legend of Georgia McBride, Ensemble Theatre Company The Rescued, Road … Continue reading TICKETHOLDER AWARDS 2018 PART I

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