Mike Lawler

Mike L.

Phoenix, AZ
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I offer my students tools and techniques that are practical and accessible. These techniques work. I am an AEA/SAG-AFTRA actor with award winning and award nominated performances teaching industry standard techniques that have been generously passed on to me by my long time mentor and coach who had a career on Broadway and in film and television in L.A. I have worked extensively as a performer on stage, television, and film both in Phoenix/Tucson and in New York City. My body of work includes farce, contemporary drama, Shakespeare, melodrama, industrials, commercials, and musicals. I've coached online one on one for several years and my students get results.
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Mike delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:

I am a professional actor with award winning and award nominated performances. Member of Actors' Equity Assn. and Screen Actors Guild.
Skilled in both comedic and dramatic roles.
Extensive stage experience as well as on camera and voiceover credits.
Body of work includes farce, contemporary drama, Shakespeare, melodrama, industrials, and musicals.
Co-lead in the BBC docudrama "Nuclear Secrets" directed by Chris Bould.
Supporting and featured roles in theatrical release, indie films, and television including the Lifetime mini-series "Maneater" directed by Timothy Busfield. Lead and co-lead in live industrials.
Facilitator for many live events.
Visiting instructor of theatre at Fort Lewis College.
Currently I am an on camera acting coach.
I recently moved from NYC where I worked on stage both regionally and in NYC.
I am excited about future opportunities on camera both in feature film and television. Specialties: Skilled at telling all kinds of stories including sit-com, daytime dramas, episodic, industrial, voice over, and feature film. Trained in voice, comedy, drama, audition technique, scene prep including improv. Dialects in recent roles have included, Southern, Irish, English, and German. As an on camera coach I teach audition technique, cold reading, commercial prep, improv, and scene prep. I'm also a good water skiier (can't wait to use that)!

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Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
ANDTheatre Company

Actor with ANDTheatre Company (Artistic New Directions) in NYC. Boxers and Briefs New Play Festival 2018.

Actor "Leading Ladies"
Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
Gulfshore Playhouse

Actor in "Leading Ladies" at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Fl. directed by Darren Katz.

Actor "Scottsboro Boys"
Mar 2017 - May 2017
Phoenix Theatre

Actor in "Scottsboro Boys" at Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix, Az. directed by Jeff Whiting.

Actor in "Fiddler On The Roof"
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Arizona Theatre Company

Actor in "Fiddler On The Roof" at Arizona Theatre Company in Tucson/Phoenix Az. directed by David Ira Goldstein.


Scene study, audition techniques, improv, commercial prep.
Apr 1995 - May 2017
Jean Fowler's Coach Works
B.A. Theatre
Sep 1972 - Jun 1975
University of Denver


Arizoni Award Best Supporting Actor
Sep 2006
Arizoni Awards


Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jul 2007

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Actors' Equity Association
Oct 2000

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Photos & Videos

Mike Lawler demo
"Together Alone" (Kameron) ANDTheatre Company.  Boxers and Briefs Short Play Festival in NYC.

"Scottsboro Boys" (Interlocutor) Phoenix Theatre 2017 directed by Jeff Whiting.

Fiddler On The Roof (Rabbi) Arizona Theatre Company 2017

Mike Lawler introduction
Photo by Mike L.


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