Mike began his vocal training in the world of opera, oratorio, and musical theater. He performed various operatic roles such as Rocco in Fidelio, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Daniel Webster in The Mother of Us All, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Elmiro in Rossini’s Otello, the title role in the world premiere of The Man in the Long Black Coat, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, and Judge Thatcher in Tom Sawyer. Some of his theatre credits include Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Mendel in Falsettos, Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show.
In addition to his work on stage, Mike has been quite active behind the scenes as a stage director. As a member of various production teams he has worked with such prestigious companies as Houston Grand Opera, Opera San José, and Opera North. He has directed many operas, including Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore, Carmen, Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, Puccini’s Le Villi, Trouble in Tahiti, and The Old Maid and the Thief.
Mike has also had success as a stage combat choreographer, working in that capacity on such productions as Il Trovatore, Man of La Mancha, Faust, and Falstaff.
As a voiceover artist, Mike Chadwick’s narrative and singing voice talents have been used in a variety of project, from the composer’s demo for Disney’s 2013 release of the feature length animated film Frozen, audiobook narration, online web application tours, software apps, and much more.