Mike Artis's Bio : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Mike Artis

Mike Artis - 2023


Mike has been an active member of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre for more than 30 years now. Mike started with the Civic as a volunteer and has since moved to the position of Director of Volunteers for the Civic. Prior to this Mike was the Production Stage Manager joining the Civic staff in 2005. Mike has appeared on stage in numerous shows including, Baby at the Paw Paw Village Players, Guys and Dolls, The King and I, Once Upon A Mattress, Bye Bye Birdie for the Kindleberger Summer Festival, The Full Monty (his favorite), Camelot, Joseph..., Leaving Iowa, State Fair, and Jesus Christ Superstar for the Civic, just to name a few. He has also worked as the Stage Manager for over 50 shows in his career including, Les Miserables, Disney's Newsies, The Musical, Camelot, The Sound of Music, Morning's at Seven, Matilda, and La Cage Aux Folles. The Hunchback of Norte Dame marks Mike's directorial debut with the Civic, but he is stranger to directing having worked in area high schools and other community theatres. Thank you to all my friends and family, blood or chosen, who have encouraged me my theatre career. Thank you to all of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre volunteers who assist with the shows in numerous ways. We so appreciate you!