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Michael Yichao

height: 5'6” hair: black eyes: brown

THEATER

25th Annual Spelling Bee
Goose
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Life...of Sherlock Holmes
Bare: A Pop Opera
Bright Now Beyond
Firebugs
These Shining Lives
Sweeney Todd
Lend Me A Tenor
Winnie the Pooh Xmas Tail
...Good Man, Charlie Brown

IMPROV

Jet City Improv
Tall, Grande, Venti (2014 CIT Champions)
Jester'Z Improv

VOICEOVER

Zuber
High Tea
Apocolypse Brothers
Filbert and Bree
Scaredy Cat
One Spoof
S'mores and Peace
Brave (student short)

FILM / WEB / TV

Zombie Apocalypse 101
Donuts, Alaska!
Extreme Situation
Alaska 2110

 

Chip
Dallin
Puck
Watson
Alan
Tip
Fireman
Tom
Ensemble
Bellhop
Eeyore
Linus

 

Company Member
Founder
Performer

 

Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead
Lead, various
Supporting
Supporting

 

Lead
Lead
Lead
Supporting

 

Driftwood Players
Edinburgh Fringe
Theatricum Botanicum
Arizona State
Playhouse in the Park
CalArts
CalArts
CalArts
Arizona State
Mesa Encore Theatre Valley Youth Theatre
Tempe Little Theatre

 

Jet City Improv
Leela Theater
Jester'Z Theater

 

dir. Michael Jones
dir. Tammy Chang
dir. Nicky Rojo
dir. Bosook Coburn
dir. Angela Kim
dir. Thomas Teroaka
dir. Harley Scroggins
dir. Jasmin Lai

 

dir. Anthony Castillo
dir. Casey Jackson
dir. Lewis Consoli
dir. Manuel Zertuche

 

dir. Pauls Macs
dir. Rachel Park
dir. Ellen Geer
dir. Jack Reuler
dir. Damon Intrabartolo
dir. Daniel A. Jones
dir. Deena Selenow
dir. William Partlan
dir. William Reber
dir. Jeff Davey
dir. Bobb Cooper
dir. Marcos Voss

 

TRAINING

MFA in Acting: California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA
BFA in Theater and English: Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
National Theater Institute: O'Neill Theater, Hartford, CT (Jeff Janisheski, et. al)
Acting Intensive: St. Petersburg Theater Arts Academy, Russia
Improv: Second City: Hollywood
Voiceover: Marc Cashman
Acting: Craig Belknap, Marissa Chibas, Robert Cucuzza, Mirjana Jokovic
Voice / Speech: Dwight Bacquie, Fran Bennett, Rafael Lopez-Barrantes  Denise Woods
Movement: Tina Kronis, Mira Kingsley, Babette Markus
Clown (Lecoq): David Bridel, David Gaines
Stage Combat: David Barker
Dialects: Micha Espinosa
Singing: Kelli James, Beth Falcone, Barry Kleinbort, Penny Fuller

SPECIAL SKILLS

Fluent in Mandarin, conversational Spanish, singing (tenor), piano (11 years classical, 4 years accompaniment), clarinet (3 years), basic dance (modern, jazz), tai chi, green screen / teleprompter, swimming, stand up / improvisation, stage combat, can solve the Rubik’s cube in less than 2 minutes