Mike is thrilled to be a part of the NTPA family, having worked as a theatrical director, writer, choreographer and educator since earning his Bachelor’s in English, Speech and Drama Education from Bowling Green State University in his home state of Ohio. Since graduating, Mike has taught theatre at the High School, Community College and University level and earned his Master’s in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
These experiences have led Mike to lecture on the role of theatre in society at both The Sondheim Symposium in New Jersey (where he met Stephen Sondheim) and the International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts in Athens, Greece. He is currently a member of the Educational Theatre Association and President of the Plano Arts Coalition.
Mike is grateful to Darrell, Sara, Lindsey and the rest of the NTPA staff, volunteers and board members for all the wonderful opportunities NTPA has given him. As he says in Scrooge: “Thank you very much!”