Michael Falesiu

Michael Falesiu

Age Range
24 - 34
188cm / 6ft 2in
39cm / 15in
31cm / 12in
36cm / 14in
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Michael started his acting journey in 2013, he graduated with a Diploma in Performing Arts from PIPA, Pacific Institute of Performing Arts, he was quickly signed up by an agent who spotted his talent on stage at the Mangere Arts Centre in the production of Hearts of Men directed by Vela Manusaute which showcased his multiple talents on stage including impeccable comic timing, dancing, singing, and guitar playing.  Michael then landed a role of Sione in the Musical Production of Sione’s Wedding for New Zealand’s leading theatre company (ATC) Auckland Theatre Company and is set to return 2022 to the main stage for ATC Waterfront Theatre playing the lead role of Sione in the production Dawn Raids, written by Oscar Knightley.  

In 2020 Michael was offered the role of Maka in the Fresh Shorts NZFC funded Film Lea Tupu'anga/Mother’s Tongue alongside International acclaimed actor & writer of the film, Luciane Buchanan.  Michael is also an accomplished Presenter, Host & MC for live productions including the Brain Busters for Whitebait Media, ASB Polyfest (Tongan Stage) for Fresh TV, and MC for Gen X Unleashed & Omega Family Day touring Australia & New Zealand.  When not acting Michael is a learning assistant at Ormiston Junior High, helping and supporting students with specific learning needs. Michael is a proud father and husband with two beautiful kids living in Auckland. 


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Dox Samisoni (Co-Lead) Miss Pikis Band Drama
2023 Rurangi Junior Autonomous Ltd Drama
2013 ASB Polyfest Host (Tongan Stage) Fresh TV Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Dawn Raids Sione (Fabian) Auckland Theatre Company
2018 Hearts of Men Tonga Mangere Arts Centre, dir. Vela Manusaute
2018 Sione's Wedding Musical Sione Auckland Theatre Company
2018 Just Pring It Play Read Te Oro, dir. Leki Jackson Bourke
2016 The Perfect Gift Performer Healing Through Arts Tour, dir. Justin Haiu
2016 Motuhake Performer Healing Through Arts Tour, dir. Justin Haiu
2015 - 2016 The Appointment Mikey Bcre8ve (Auckland, Blenheim, Wellington)
2013 - 2015 Return to Eden Semisi The Bully / Dancer High School Tour, dir. Lynette Leota
2013 Don Ioane Don Ioane Mangere Arts Centre, dir. Rachel House
2013 Pacific Dance Festival Dancer TAPAC, dir. Justin Haiu

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2020 Mother's Tongue Maka Run Charlie Films Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2021 KFC '50th Anniversary' Hero Male Film360


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2013 Diploma in Performing Arts Pacific Institute of Performing Arts


Intermediate: Tongan