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Caden in The Thanksgiving Play

Mike Schaeffer

MIKE SCHAEFFER earned a B.F.A. in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University, studying with Mel Shapiro, Elizabeth Orion, Lee Sankowich and Billy Porter. Most recently, he played Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in Lucky Penny’s production of ANNIE. North Bay audiences may remember Mike as “ Denny” in Left Edge Theaters critically acclaimed A STEADY RAIN (Winner, Best Drama Production, Marquee Theater Journalists), directed by Argo Thompson. Previously, he was seen in "Beyond Therapy" (Stuart), "Bonnie & Clyde" (Frank Hamer) and "Funny Girl" (Ziegfeld) at Lucky Penny Productions and Sixth Street Playhouse. Local audiences may also remember Mike from his critically acclaimed performance as Edward IV, and the murderer Tyrell in Richard III, at Marin Shakespeare. Off-Broadway credits include THEATREWORKS USA PRESENTS TREASURE ISLAND as Long John Silver. OFF-OFF BROADWAY includes "The Boys from Syracuse", "Witness for the Prosecution", "Bliss", "The Blackbird" and "The Diviners". Regional credits include Virginia Stage Company, Virginia Opera, Marin Shakespeare Company, Virginia Musical Theater, La Comedia, Pittsburgh Public Theater, City Theater, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival and The New Group Theater. Film and TV includes, "The Silence of the Lambs", "Friday the 13th, Part 3","Collisions" "Love Kills", "Wicked Attractions", "FBI: Criminal Pursuit", "Christine at the Crossroads", "The Last Hit", "Criminal Justice" & "Battlestar Galactica". He co-wrote the award-winning screenplay for "The Audition" and an original screenplay, "Psychotronic FM", to be directed by Scott Hansen. Mike was an acting instructor at Marin Shakespeare, Point Park College and the prestigious Governors School for the Arts in Virginia and has a BFA in theater studies from Carnegie-Mellon University. Love to Holly.

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