Although he is a Philly native, Mike was born into the world of improv in Chicago. He has completed the iO Theater and Annoyance Theater training center programs and has studied under improv greats such as Charna Halpern, Mark Sutton, Susan Messing, Mick Napier, several members of iO's "The Reckoning" and many more. He performed on the iO Harold Team, "Dart" and could be seen around Chicago in various theaters performing with "Club Group Team", "Big Baby" and still does occasional shows with his blues music inspired duo, "Tin Sandwich".
Mike is thrilled to be back in Philly and to be getting involved with the improv world here. He's also thrilled to once again have butterscotch krimpets, cheese steaks and Glen "Hurricane" Schwartz ready when he wants them. When he's not doing improv-y things, Mike likes to write ridiculously long letters to companies about mundane things.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT MIKE:
"Mike is simply awesome." - "fun, interesting and keeps the class dynamic moving along well so everyone stays engaged" - "takes a very positive approach to coaching" - "gives great notes and manages to tailor the course to each performer's specific needs"