I'm Mitchell Turner (he/his), a singer, dancer, and actor currently based out of New York, NY. I grew up in the beautiful town of Redondo Beach, CA, which has perfect weather all year long. (Facts are facts, America!) Growing up on VHS tapes of Tony Awards, worn out Rent, Wicked, and Sunset Boulevard cast recordings, and 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 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, as an actor in New York, I've been appearing in cabarets all over the town, including Don't Tell Mama, Duplex, Sid Gold's Request Room, and The West End. Most recently, I appeared in Head and Heart at New York Musical Festival 2019. You can also find me multiple times per week at Nickelodeon Universe American Dream theme park, as the host of Slime Time Live!
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 RuPaul's Drag Race, and identify as a Miranda more than a Carrie. I'm also a Taurus, if that's your sort of thing.
All photos by Jackie Abbott Photography
Self-tape outtakes? On social media? Groundbreaking,