Mike Racioppa (the MAN)
Originally from Utica, NY, Mike is excited to be a part of Coffee & Biscuit and the NY Fringe Festival. A graduate of SUNY Oswego's Theatre Department, He has been touring nationally and internationally since graduation in '08. Recently he spent 15 months abroad working with the Gyeonngi English Village, in Paju South Korea, where he acted as Technical Director and Props Master for numerous productions, assisted in adapting and Co-Directed an original production of, Jack and the Beanstalk, which was performed by 30 elementary ESL students, wrote and directed an original production of, The Three Little Pigs for a national english competition, Co-wrote Hercules and Hero School, a full-length interactive ESL Musical all while playing 30+ roles in 12 original productions. Some of his favorite credits include, Cabaret (Emcee), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) and Clifford: The Big Red Dog: A Big Family Musical in which he played his most challenging role to date; Clifford's butt. He would like to thank his family, friends and his buddy, Dan, for always supporting his passion for theatre.