Michael Peck is one of the most distinguished actors to perform in Phoenix theater in the 2000s and 2010s. Handsome in the way of matinee idols, he is more than just a pretty boy on stage. His characters are layered with nuance and emotion, his timing exact and his movement choreographic. In fact, his presence tends to be galvanic. It was said of his first appearance in 2015’s Pluto that “there has never been an entrance to beat (Mr.) Peck’s.” There seldom is, and the best part is that what you see is only the beginning of what you get. His is the stuff of star quality.
Pluto marked Peck’s return to the stage after a three-year-break to be a hands-on father to his son, Corbin. Previously he was seen in the Stray Cat productions of Fat Pig, An Impending Rupture of the Belly and All New People, as well as This at Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Talk Radio, and Closer at Chyro Arts Venue.