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MIKE OQUENDO

Producer · Creator · Everyone's Friend

A Chicago born and raised Comedy, Music and Theater producer. Mike produces and stages over 80 shows a year in the Chicagoland area and across the country.

He previously served on the Board of Trustees for The Recording Academy which created the very first Latin Grammy Awards. He is a concept contributor on 3 HBO Latino specials and produces a Community Partner Night, that raises over $80,000 annually for deserving not-for-profit organizations.

Mike is one of only a handful of Latinos to have trained at New York’s “Commercial Theater Institute” and his productions have played in theaters in Florida, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Mike is also public speaker and emcee, and his credits include the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

 

His 2019 off-Broadway production of the one-man show "Made in Puerto Rico" featuring Comedian, Eli Castro,  sold out for 7 straight weeks in New York City, and is set to open in March 2022 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Mike is proud to sit on the Board of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance which produces "Destinos" a world-class theater festival.

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