I'm Mitchell Turner (he/his), a singer, dancer, and actor currently based out of New York, NY. Growing up in Redondo Beach, CA, I was raised on VHS tapes of Tony Awards, wore out Rent, Wicked, and Sunset Boulevard cast recordings, and had a more sophisticated palate for theatre than most eight-year olds, I started my training at Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory, before arriving at California State University, Fullerton in 2012. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, and performed in multiple productions.
Favorite regional credits include Parade (Britt Craig) and Kiss Me Kate at the Chance Theatre, The Music Man (Ewart Dunlop), Fiddler on the Roof (Mendel), and Mary Poppins at Palos Verdes Performing Arts, Chicago (Mary Sunshine), at the Harris Center, and Maddy's Musical at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. I also performed at the Cicada Club, the Colony Theatre, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. In 2017, I was awarded as first runner-up of LA's Next Great Stage Star, presented by Princess Cruises. Now, working and living in New York, I've been performing in cabarets all over the town, appeared in Head and Heart at New York Musical Festival 2019, and served as an emcee of Slime Time Live at Nickelodeon Universe American Dream theme park. Most recently, I was selected as a finalist of Playbill's Search for a Star 2021!
My YouTube channel with friend Daniel McDonald has amassed over 675,000 views and over 2,000 subscribers - check out our videos at youtube.com/danielmitchelltv. I performed my solo show, Cockeyed Optimist, at both CSUF at the Chance Theatre. I'm also known for my (admittedly average but still endearing) Liza Minnelli impression, find time every week to watch every city of Real Housewives, and I'm also a Taurus, if that's your sort of thing.
All photos by Jackie Abbott Photography