New York, NY Michael Hardenberg website

Headshot by Sarah Littauer


Born and raised in suburban New Jersey, I grew up with three brothers in a family of jocks. But after coming to terms with my unfortunate talent for kicking the soccer ball into my teammates' faces, I found a home in musical theatre. Since then, I've been on a continuous quest to do and learn as much as I possibly can. I love tap dance, Tennessee Williams, and Gavin Creel's spinning vibrato. I love that theatre demands the work of an entire community of artists. Most of all, I love every member of the audience who remembers to silence his/her phone. I just recently graduated with a degree in theatre and now, with a diploma in one hand and headshots/resumes in the other, I'm excited to see what new project lies on the horizon.


"To Tell Good Stories Well." Plain and simple. I am a firm believer in the power of storytelling to enrich and change people's lives and I want to be a part of telling those stories in any way I can. Acting. Singing. Dancing. Choreographing. If there's a story worth telling, I want to be a part of it.

Current Project

Baby's first national tour!!! This year I'll be performing in the ensemble of the first national tour of Bandstand and understudying two principal roles. Grateful is an understatement! The full casting announcement can be found on and broadwayworld.comTickets and tour route information can be found at #SeeYouOnTheBandstand