Michael Schulman, The New Yorker

Michael Schulman

The New Yorker

New York, NY, United States

Contact Michael

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • The New Yorker

Past articles by Michael:

The Missing Bill Murray Part from “Asteroid City”

The actor caught COVID a couple of days before filming. The director Wes Anderson still found a role for him to play, sort of. → Read More

Recap: The Unscripted 2023 Tony Awards

It was a big night for the off-kilter appeal of “Kimberly Akimbo,” the nonbinary winners Alex Newell and J. Harrison Ghee, and try-hard musical-theatre-kid energy. → Read More

The Coens, the Safdies, Bo Burnham, and Wes Anderson Share a Muse

Jake Ryan, who, at nineteen, is already an indie-film veteran, looks like Jason Schwartzman’s mini-me and plays his son in Anderson’s “Asteroid City.” → Read More

Farewell, Kendall Roy

In a role that forms the emotional center of “Succession,” the actor Jeremy Strong never lost sight of Kendall’s undertow of pain. → Read More

Should Actors Be Paid for Auditions?

The streaming era has placed new burdens on actors to tape themselves, and an oft-forgotten clause in the SAG contract states that actors should be compensated for this work. → Read More

Singing a Legendary King of England (Not Charles)

The stars of Aaron Sorkin’s new “Camelot” comb the Cloisters for traces of King Arthur, who may or may not have existed. → Read More

Why Are TV Writers So Miserable?

Michael Schulman on the impending Writers Guild of America strike and how TV writing has changed from the prestige-cable days to the current prestige-streaming era. → Read More

A Museum Soup-Thrower’s Worst Nightmare

Patrick Bringley, who spent a decade as a guard at the Met, tours his old workplace and considers the people between the Picasso and a fistful of mashed potatoes. → Read More

The Seedy Glamour of Nineteen-Seventies Hollywood

Ave Pildas set up his camera on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, capturing a now vanished world of tourists and drifters and junkies and aspiring starlets. → Read More

Todd Field’s Long Road to “Tár”

Michael Schulman on the writer-director Todd Field, who returned to the big screen with “Tár” after a sixteen-year absence, and on how Lydia Tár earned her EGOT. → Read More

Winter Theatre Preview

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford in “Sweeney Todd,” Aaron Sorkin’s revised “Camelot,” Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat together onstage, and more. → Read More

Protégé Reinvents the Demo Tape

A startup promises to match would-be stars with mentors such as DJ Khaled and Will Smith—like a mashup of MasterClass and Cameo. Can Jason Alexander help an aspiring Costanza make it in acting? → Read More

Is Harry Styles a Movie Star?

Michael Schulman writes about the pop star Harry Styles and his recent foray into the movies, with prominent roles in “Don't Worry Darling” and “My Policeman”—and asks whether Styles’s star power onstage has translated to the screen. → Read More

Angela Lansbury Shimmered Through the Decades

The actress, who died this week at ninety-six, revealed every facet of her talents. → Read More

Will Straight People Go See “Bros”?

Michael Schulman writes about the film “Bros,” starring and co-written by Billy Eichner, which bills itself as “the first gay rom-com from a major studio.” → Read More

Revisiting Sacheen Littlefeather’s Shocking Appearance at the 1973 Oscars

Michael Schulman writes about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ formal apology to the activist Sacheen Littlefeather for the harsh reception she received at the 1973 Oscars ceremony, where Littlefeather declined the Best Actor award on behalf of Marlon Brando. → Read More

The Not-Paparazzo That Celebrities Actually Enjoy Seeing

Kevin Mazur, who was the first photographer to shoot Prince inside Paisley Park and the last to shoot Michael Jackson alive, has become the guy Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Elton John call over when they want some candids. → Read More

With “The Fabelmans,” Steven Spielberg Finally Phones Home

The director’s new film is a retelling of his parents’ troubled marriage and leads the pack in the Oscar race. → Read More

Cringe-Watching the 2022 Emmy Awards

Michael Schulman writes about the 2022 Emmy Awards, which featured big wins for “Abbott Elementary,” “The White Lotus,” “Squid Game,” “Succession,” “Ted Lasso,” Sheryl Lee Ralph, Quinta Brunson, Mike White, Jennifer Coolidge, Jerrod Carmichael, Jason Sudeikis, Jean Smart, Amanda Seyfried, Zendaya, and others. → Read More

The Celebrity Profile, from Piaf to Kardashian

Writing about the young Marlon Brando, Truman Capote hoped to elevate what he called “the very lowest form of journalism” into sublime nonfiction prose. For nearly a century, his New Yorker colleagues have aspired to do the same. → Read More