Thursday, December 17, 2009

Voice for Equality: Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall is an American actor best known for his television roles of David Fisher in the HBO drama series, Six Feet Under, and Dexter Morgan in the Showtime series, Dexter. Hall's acting career began in the theater. In 1999, director Sam Mendes cast Hall as the flamboyant Emcee in the revival of Cabaret, his first Broadway role. Mendes also directed the film American Beauty, written by Alan Ball, and he suggested Hall for the role of deeply closeted David Fisher when Ball began casting the TV drama Six Feet Under. "Everything I opened up for Cabaret," Hall reported in a 2004 interview, "I slammed shut for David." Film credits include: Paycheck and Gamer. Hall has received much critical acclaim for his two primary television roles including multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, AFI and TCA award nominations. He has won both Emmy and TCA awards. Learn more here.

It was announced on October 14, 2009 that Michael C. Hall would be participating in the Love Unites Shepard Fairey Equality Project, a new marriage equality advocacy project for which 100 celebrities would be signing their names and customizing a Shepard Fairey print titled Defend Equality - Love Unites. Fairey, whose Obama Hope print became the iconic emblem of President Obama’s 2008 campaign, was approached by FAIR, an LGBT grassroots marriage equality organization, to commission an image that would help unite and inspire the marriage equality movement. Fairey: “I am proud to contribute the Defend Equality Love Unites image to the fight for marriage equality, and commend FAIR for putting this image to good use." The signed prints were sold in online auctions through December 9, 2009. [Link]

Freedom to Marry salutes Michael C. Hall as a Voice for Equality! Learn about other Voices for Equality here.

If Mr. Hall's support inspires you - get involved!

**Make your NOMINATION for a Voice for Equality today!

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