MITCHEL KAWASH is a New York-based actor. Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, he attended Yale University, where he received a BA in Theater Studies with Distinction. Favorite credits from his time in New Haven include Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Assassins (Lee Harvey Oswald), The Real Thing (Henry), Measure for Measure (Angelo), and the world premier of The Sad Girl’s Guide to Wallowing Professionally (David).
While at Yale, Mitchel was honored to perform with the world-famous Whiffenpoofs—the planet’s oldest collegiate a cappella singing group, made up of fourteen senior men from the university annually. During his time with the group they traveled across the United States and the world—visiting more than 20 states, 35 countries, and all seven continents. They performed in the halls of the White House and on the snow of Antarctica and teamed up with artists such as Brian Stokes Mitchell, Zooey Deschanel, and Darren Criss.
After graduating from Yale, Mitchel hopped across the pond to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, where he earned a postgraduate degree in professional acting. During his two years at LAMDA he appeared in a number of plays—including When the Rain Stops Falling (Henry Law; dir. David Mercatali), A Little Night Music (Henrik), The Merchant of Venice (Duke; dir. Bill Alexander), and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Robert; dir. Stephen Barlow)—as well as the short film House of Dreams (Harry).
Professional theater credits include Julius Caesar, directed by Alvin Epstein (Octavius Caesar, Elm Shakespeare Co.). In addition to Yale and LAMDA, Mitchel has had the opportunity to work with excellent practitioners during summer programs at Michael Howard Studios in New York and the Globe Theatre in London.
Mitchel is an avid sports fan and has an irrational obsession with the Olympics. He plays the alto saxophone and has a proclivity for characters whose names begin with H (apparently). He has twin brothers and two incredible parents whom he looks forward to seeing more often now that he is back in the country!