TitleAssistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Michael Mendez originated the role of Fatty Arbuckle in the Broadway Production of Chaplin, directed by Warren Carlyle, and is featured on the Original Broadway Cast Recording. NY Credits: Fat Camp the Musical (Off-Broadway), and Hey, Look Me Over! at City Center Encores! featuring Joel Grey, Vanessa Williams, and Bebe Neuwirth. Some Regional Credits Include: Man of La Mancha at Westport Country Playhouse, How The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe, Damn Yankees at Goodspeed Opera House, Peter and the Starcatcher at Weston Playhouse, Billy Elliot at North Carolina Theatre, The Full Monty at American Music Theater of San Jose, and Paquito’s Christmas at the Kennedy Center. Michael graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.F.A in Musical Theatre, and is currently working on his MFA in Directing at the University of Idaho. As an educator, Michael has taught for The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts, Rider University, and Actor Therapy.
B.F.A., University of Arizona - Musical Theatre
Featured interview in The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 by Jennifer Ashley Tepper
Musical Theatre Professional Preparation
Musical Theatre Technique
Scene into Song