actor/writer/comedian/playwright

podiatrist, admiral, wet nurse, postmaster general…

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“ONE OF NEW YORK'S FASTEST RISING COMICS”
—TIMES ONLINE

Actor, comedian, playwright, Moth Story Slam winner and two-time finalist in the Andy Kaufman Awards, Mike has appeared everywhere from Off-Broadway to Saturday Night Live.

As an actor and comedian, Mike has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Montreal Comedy Festival as well as in comedy clubs across the country.

As a playwright, Mike has had two plays, THE EGG PROGECT and THE GIBSON GIRL, in the NY International Fringe Festival. THE EGG PROGECT was published by Indie Theater Now and included in their Best of FringeNYC ’15 collection, and was presented as a staged reading starring Debbie Harry (Blondie).

As a writer, he was a blogger for the Huffington Post and he’s had prose published in SmokeLong Quarterly, Word Riot, and the print journal Etchings (now Ilura Press).

Read an interview with him saying smart things to SmokeLong Quarterly.
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"Romantic Distancing"


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Staged Works


THE EGG PROGECT ...a dire comedy

THE EGG PROGECT ...a dire comedy

“A magnificent blend of both things familiar and things strange. An extraordinarily well-written piece. Simply put, The Egg Progect is a delight.” —TheatreIsEasy 'Best of FringeNYC 2015'

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THE GIBSON GIRL

THE GIBSON GIRL

"Amato’s play is well written, with taut dialogue, detailed characters, and a meticulously created world." —Theatre Is Easy

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Blog


Rapture! Debbie Harry stars in THE EGG PROGECT

Blondie plays my mother in my own play. #rapture #oedipus # callme

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Homepage photos by Adrian Buckmaster

GIBSON GIRL photos by Jasna Boudard