Michael Lee (Chater) is jubilant to be working back at Theatreworks, where he has performed since he was very young. His most recent productions with Theatreworks are Wild Honey, where he played Dr. Triletsky and Much Ado About Nothing, in which he played Borachio. Some of his favorite past Theatreworks roles are Silvio Lombardo in A Servant of Two Masters and Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. He has also recently appeared at the Fine Arts Center as Mr. Marks in Intimate Apparel and in the one man show, Fully Committed. He frequently collaborates with the Millibo Art Theatre, Theatre d Art and The Star Bar Players, and recently co-created the web series The Now Show with Jack Belle. He would like to thank his family for their support.
Michael Lee: Colorado Springs.
TW: Home now?
TW: Who are your theatre idols?
ML: Gene Wilder. Bob Pinny.
TW: Were you ever totally miscast for a role (actors)?
ML: No as an actor I always played the role I was cast.
TW: What would you be doing professionally if you were not an actor/designer?
ML: Cheesemonger, Writer, Producer.
TW: Bucket-list role (for actors) or bucket list show (for designers)?
ML: George from Of Mice and Men.
TW: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
ML: Sure, Right on, There is no ethical consumption under capitalism.
TW: Which talent would you most like to have?
ML: Telekinesis or to make my tongue look like a clamshell.
TW: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
ML: Helping to raise a child.
TW: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
ML: Answering marketing questions.
TW: In your next life, you would come back as a...?
ML: I would leave the wheel and become a Buddha.
TW: Who are your heroes in real life?
ML: My Dad.
TW: What is your most treasured possession?
TW: What is your motto?
ML: There is no ethical consumption under capitalism.
TW: Who are your favorite writers or playwrights?
ML: Too many to say.
TW: When and where were you happiest?
ML: Are you serious?
TW: What are you listening to on Spotify (iTunes, Sirius, etc) or watching (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) etc?
ML: Succession, The Deuce, The Now Show with Jack Belle.
TW: What do you hope audiences get out of seeing Arcadia?
ML: Investing in the arts.
TW: Why does Arcadia matter now?
ML: It will likely always matter.
TW: One thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers? ML: Affordability, Outreach and Content.