What they say

“Daniel Thomas May is dynamic as Stanley…He is a young Marlon Brando…It’s a stunning performance.”

Talkin’Broadway.com | A Streetcar Named Desire, Marin Theatre Company


“Daniel Thomas May is flawless as Peter, who begins as an understated nonentity and gradually morphs into, well, almost a messiah of doom.”

SciFiDimensions.com | Bug, Actor’s Express


“A writer may be The Pillowman‘s hero, but May doesn’t soften the sadistic element of his art. The actor recites Katurian’s tales with a wicked tone of voice, like the Marquis de Sade interpreting Lemony Snicket.”

Creative Loafing | The Pillowman, Actor’s Express



Four time recipient ‘Atlanta’s Best Actor’ in Creative Loafing’s annual ‘Best Of…’
Named Best Actor by Southern Voice and The Sunday Paper
6-time Nominee – Suzi Bass Awards
2008 Suzi Bass Winner, Best Ensemble, In the Red and Brown Water, Alliance Theatre
2006 Suzi Bass Winner, Best Ensemble, Metamorphoses, Georgia Shakespeare
Named Atlanta’s Sexiest Actor  in Creative Loafing’s 2005 Lust List


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First things first…

Daniel Thomas May is a native of Atlanta, but is anything but a Southern boy.  A powerful actor with a wicked sense of humor, this dad of 3 brings tremendous heart and nuance to every role.  For 15 years May focused his work on stage, both in Atlanta and across the country, but in the past 2 years May has turned his talent to the screen, with roles on The Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva and a number of commercials and independent film projects.  In December May will roll out an exciting new television project.


Representative stage roles include: The Devils, (Portland Center Stage), The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire (Marin Theatre Company), title roles in Hamlet and Macbeth (Georgia Shakespeare), Bug and The Pillowman (Actor’s Express), Tina Landau’s production of In the Red and Brown Water (Alliance Theatre) and many more.

The Basics

Member: Actors’ Equity Association

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  170 lb.

Hair:  Brown

Eyes:  Green


Stage Combat Experience – Broadsword/Rapier&Dagger/Hand-to-Hand