Mike Roche (born September 23 in Pascack Valley, New Jersey) is an American actor. Roche played Humphrey James in the 2007 Off-Broadway revival of Night Over Taos by Maxwell Anderson directed by Academy Award Winner Estelle Parsons at Theatre for the New City in New York City. The show was produced by INTAR Theatre (Eduardo Machado, Artistic Director).
Early Life and Education
Roche was raised in Bergenfield, New Jersey and is a graduate of Bergenfield High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Literature with a minor in Political Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He is an Eagle Scout and while at Ramapo College received the college’s highest honor, the Dean's Award, for "Exceptional Service to the Campus Community".
Roche played the role of Droog Pete in the 2004 - 2005 New York City theatrical production of A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess at the Ensemble Studio Theatre and 59E59 Theaters and played Faber in the 2006 New York theatrical premiere of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury at 59E59 Theaters. The productions were both directed by Joe Tantalo and were produced by Tantalo's Drama Desk Award Winning Godlight Theatre Company.
Roche was called "a gifted actor.." in Reflections on Broadway Blessing 2009
He is a member of the 2010 Drama Desk Special Award winning Godlight Theatre Company ("consistent originality and excellence in dramatizing modern literature, and especially for the vibrant theatricality of its innovative productions.") Joe Tantalo Artistic Director.