Michael Potts is an American film, stage, and television actor and singer. However, his most extensive experience has been on the stage. He originated two roles in the Tony Award winning musical comedy, The Book of Mormon. The original cast album, on which he sang its most famous song, "Hasa Diga Eebowai," won a Grammy Award in 2012. Potts is best known for his performances as Brother Mouzone in the HBO series The Wire and True Detective. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.