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Mike's professional credits include: Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tuck Everlasting, Wicked. Off-Broadway: RENT, The Kid (The New Group), Seussical (TheaterworksUSA), Oliver Twist (TFANA). Regional: Chasing Rainbows (Flat Rock Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House), Midsummer, A Prayer for ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
Paper Mill Playhouse's Original Production, 2022
Dion
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere, 2019
Mickey Rooney
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Mike Teavee
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Hugo
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Production, 2010
Bacchus
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2009
Boq [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
JoJo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Boq [Replacement]
Boq [Replacement]

Michael Wartella Biography

Mike's professional credits include: Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tuck Everlasting, Wicked. Off-Broadway: RENT, The Kid (The New Group), Seussical (TheaterworksUSA), Oliver Twist (TFANA). Regional: Chasing Rainbows (Flat Rock Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House), Midsummer, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Denver Center Theatre Company. Film/TV: "Mysteries of Laura," Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, Loving Leah. Twitter/Instagram @mikewartella





Michael Wartella News

Photos: First Look at Alyssa Fox, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, John Dossett & More in WICKED Photo Photos: First Look at Alyssa Fox, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, John Dossett & More in WICKED on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 6, 2023

Check out photos of the newest cast of Wicked on Broadway, including Alyssa Fox as Elphaba, John Dossett as The Wizard, Kimber Elayne Sprawl as Nessarose, and William Youmans as Doctor Dillamond. Their first performance at the Gershwin Theater will be Tuesday March 7.

Photo: Get a First Look at McKenzie Kurtz as Glinda in WICKED Photo Photo: Get a First Look at McKenzie Kurtz as Glinda in WICKED
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2023

Get a first look at McKenzie Kurtz as Glinda in WICKED on Broadway! Her first performance at the Gershwin Theater will be Tuesday February 14.

John Dossett, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, and William Youmans Join WICKED This Spring Photo John Dossett, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, and William Youmans Join WICKED This Spring
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2023

Wicked will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this spring. Tony Award-nominee John Dossett will take over the role of The Wizard, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, last seen on Broadway in Girl from the North Country, will assume the role of Nessarose, and William Youmans, the original Dr. Dillamond, will reprise his role and return to the halls of Shiz University.

Alyssa Fox to Take Over as Elphaba in WICKED Beginning in March Photo Alyssa Fox to Take Over as Elphaba in WICKED Beginning in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2023

Alyssa Fox will take over the role of Elphaba in WICKED at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre beginning Tuesday, March 7th. See how to purchase tickets!

McKenzie Kurtz to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Glinda' in February Photo McKenzie Kurtz to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Glinda' in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2023

McKenzie Kurtz will join the cast of WICKED at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre, taking over the role of Glinda beginning Tuesday, February 14. See how to purchase tickets!

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage C Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; at Barrington Sta Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; at Barrington Stage Company Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW Staff - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington St Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW Staff - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage's A LI Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Wake Up With BWW 11/17: FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording, Jessica Chastain to Return to Broa Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/17: FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording, Jessica Chastain to Return to Broadway, and More!
by - Nov 17, 2022

Top stories include Jessica Chastain returning to Broadway in A Doll's House in 2023! Plus, Ruthie Henshall will open a drama school in London, Funny Girl will release a cast recording, and more!

Michael Wartella Videos

VIDEO: How is Berkshire Theatre Group Making GODSPELL Happen? Go Behind the Scenes! Videoplay
VIDEO: How is Berkshire Theatre Group Making GODSPELL Happen? Go Behind the Scenes!

by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2020

The first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association is currently running in the Berkshires! Berkshire Theatre Group's Godspell, which is being presented outdoors in an open-air tent adjacent to The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, will run through September 4, with many health and safety guidelines in place as mandated by Actors' Equity Association and local/state government.

VIDEO: SEUSSICAL Original Off-Broadway Cast Perform 'Green Eggs and Ham'! Videoplay
VIDEO: SEUSSICAL Original Off-Broadway Cast Perform 'Green Eggs and Ham'!

by Stage Tube - May 16, 2020

Original off-Broadway cast members of Seussical joined forces for a virtual performance of Green Eggs and Ham!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's CHASING RAINBOWS Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's CHASING RAINBOWS

by Alan Henry - Oct 3, 2019

Don your ruby slippers and grab Toto as you take a peek inside Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, featuring a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ at Paper Mil Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ at Paper Mill Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2019

Performances are underway for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz at Paper Mill Playhouse! News12 New Jersey recently gave us a first look at footage from the production! Additionally, they sat down with some of the cast and creatives to talk about the show.

BWW TV: The Cast Of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ Meets The Press! Videoplay
BWW TV: The Cast Of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ Meets The Press!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2019

The company just met the press and BWW correspondent Richard Ridge is taking you inside the big day below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sweet first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Enter a World of Pure Imagination with the Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 10, 2017

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Willy Wonka),  begins performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Gets A Little Bit WICKED
by Ben Cameron - Aug 15, 2016

WICKED!!!! You tingled didn't you? It's hard not to. No modern musical has had quite the impact that this mega musical has had all over the world. And I won't lie to ya, Wicked hold's a very special place in my heart (listen to track #2 of your cast album, you may hear a familiar voice asking 'Glinda, is it true you were her friend?') But humble bragging aside, Wicked is nothing short of a phenomenon. So this week we've compiled some of our favorite Broadway Sessions performances from Stephen Schwartz's box office blockbuster! 'The Wizard and I,' 'Popular,' 'As Long As Your Mine,' 'No Good Deed,' 'Defying Gravity' and even a cliff notes version of ensembling in Wicked w/ myself and original caster Marcus Choi, it's just too good…or is it Wicked?

TUCK EVERLASTING Launches Trading Cards - Pick Your Team!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 17th, each of the three TUCK boys, Andrew Keenan-Bolger "Jesse", Bob Lenzi "Miles", Michael Wartella "Hugo,' will have limited edition autographed trading cards of their character, with a description on the back written by one of the TUCK book writers, Tim Federle

BWW TV: Time Stops on Broadway- Watch Highlights from TUCK EVERLASTING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest.¬†With direction and choreography by Tony Award¬ģ winner Casey Nicholaw¬†(Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting is currently in previews at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and will open on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!


Michael Wartella Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Wartella been in?
Michael Wartella has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Wartella been in?
Michael Wartella has not appeared in the West End