I always rave about how much I love working with actors, and Mike is a perfect example of why. So this week the CTP spotlight is on broadway actor and model Mike Schwitter. Mike and I met when we was in Washington DC as a member of the cast of Book of Mormon, which was showing at the Kennedy Center at the time.
Mike wasn't as actor headshot client, as you may suspect, we actually shot a beautiful series of black and white portrait for his model portfolio. It was one of those creative collaborative projects that produced a strong range of images. Mike said, "I think the best part of the shoot was the spontaneity of the looks. I knew that Cedric and I would work well together as soon as we met. He has great concepts and makes his models feel really comfortable. It was a great collaboration." And at the end of the day, it's all about creativity and he brought so much to the set, it was simply inspiring.
The interesting thing, is that this was one of his first portfolio sessions, as he was just starting to explore the world of modeling. Since then, so many doors have oped for Mike and we can't wait to see what he does next!
Mike's bio: Mike Schwitter is currently in the Broadway revival of Pippin playing Lewis, understudying the title role. Before that he was seen on the First National Tour of Broadway's The Book of Mormon (Swing/ u/s Elder Price). Regional credits include the Regional Premier of Next to Normal (Gabe), Love Changes Everything and Jesus Christ Superstar at Pittsburgh CLO, and Make Someone Happy at Commonwealth Theatre Company in Kentucky. Other favorites include Hair, Evita, Anything Goes, and Urinetown, as well as several opera workshops in Massachusetts and Italy. Mike graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in 2012 with a BFA degree in Musical Theatre.