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Michael Mendez


Visiting Instructor of Theatre Arts


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. 


B.F.A., University of Arizona - Musical Theatre 


Musical Theatre Techniques I

Scene into Song 


Carson Hall, Room 506