BIOGRAPHY

WHO IS MIKEY J WHITE?

Who Is Mikey J White?

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

MIKEY THE ADVENTURER

HOMELAND – New Zealand

CURRENTLY RESIDING – Australia

I grew up in a large family in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 2007. I have lived there since (apart from stint in Canada on a working holiday) and currently reside in MelbourneI’m always up for an adventure and spend all my savings on travel and experiences rather than ‘things’. Many times I’ve made the crazy decision to pack my life into a bag with little planning and head off on an adventure. I’m yet to regret it!

I’m a wanderer and a dreamer, an artist and creative, a crazy fool who loves to laugh and doesn’t take himself too seriously. I see the good in people and try to always have a smile, stay positive and spread love.  It’s exciting to see where the next adventure will take me and I hope you enjoy coming along for the ride.

COUNTRY COUNT

23

  • ASIA (Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos)
  • AMERICA (Canada, USA, Mexico)
  • EUROPE (England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Spain)
  • OCEANIA (New Zealand, Australia) 

FIRST OVERSEAS ADVENTURE

It was meant to be a 2 week study/performance trip to the Globe Theatre, London with the NZ Young Shakespeare Company but the travel bug hit hard, I failed to board my flight home and with no idea what I was doing spent 3 months exploring England, Ireland, Scotland and Paris!

FAVOURITE DESTINATION SO FAR

Thailand will always hold a special place for me and has been a second home for years with family living there. The people, the culture, the food, the beaches, the parties, the weather – it really has it all!

SOME TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • The year I spent in Canada on a working holiday was life-changing. Scoring a job there where I got to travel all across the country and be paid for it was incredible, not to mention the scenery was epic!
  • Travelling through Europe without a plan – especially discovering unexpected countries like Albania and road tripping through Spain was amazing!
  • Getting off the beaten track to experience the jaw-dropping scenery in Laos.
  • A solo adventure through beautiful Vietnam.
JOIN MY ADVENTURES HERE

MIKEY THE CREATOR

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Mikey J White is a multi-disciplinary performance artist and theatre maker from New Zealand. His work mainly explores themes of identity, connection, transformation, rebellion and subversion of societal norms.

He has worked extensively throughout New Zealand, Australia, Canada and UK in various theatre, musical theatre and children’s theatre productions; cabaret, revue and comedy shows; special events, club nights and corporate engagements. Training at Wellington Performing Arts Centre (NZ), Globe Education (UK) and privately with many leading industry professionals in Acting, Singing, Dance and more; he is a passionate and engaging performer who has amassed an impressive array of credits and awards for his work.

Performance Credits

  • Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 for Nature Theater of Oklahoma at Melbourne Festival 2013 (Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne).
  • Blood Guts and Khaki & Brunch Up Your Shakespeare (Circa Theatre, Wellington).
  • Radical Rituals at Midsumma Festival 2019 (Melba Speigeltent, Melbourne).
  • Make ‘Em Laugh! (NZ National Tour) & The Naughty Rude Musical Revue! (NZ Regional Tour) for Onstage Productions Wellington of which Mikey was a founding director.
  • Down at the Old Bull & Bush: A Tribute to Music Hall (NZ National Tour) for The Star & Garter Players.
  • Annie & My Fair Lady (Wellington Musical Theatre).
  • Featured actor, model and aerialist in the World of Wearable Arts Awards Show (TSB Arena, Broadcast on TVNZ and CBS in USA).
  • Selected as a member of the New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company; training with Globe Masters and performing the role of Hermia in A Midsummer Nights Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.
  • Other Shakespearian credits include the title roles in Hamlet (NZ YSC), Romeo & Juliet (Romeo – SWFSS) and Antipholus of Ephesus in A Comedy of Errors (NSSP).
  • The title role in the pantomime Cinderalfred alongside Sir Jon Trimmer and Dame Kate Harcourt (OPW).
  • Tim in Badjelly the Witch (Kapitall Kids Theatre).
  • Toured nationally in the original musical On Our Street (Chris/Puppeteer) with Capital E! – NZ National Children’s Theatre.
  • Shaggy in Scooby Doo Live! (Showtime Attractions).
  • Gregory the Grasshopper in Children’s TV Pilot; The Jitterbugs.

Self Devised Work

Mikey has devised and performed four full-length solo works and has also written, directed and performed in numerous successful comedy and cabaret shows including;

Club Performance

Mikey was the producer and host of monthly performance & art party Ball of Wax and appears regularly in various parties, variety nights and shows around Australia.

  • Including; Honcho Disko, BARBA, Melbourne Museum, The Butterfly Club, Hare Hole, Thick & Juicy, Woof Club, Retro Futurismus, Mama Alto Holiday Special, Lé Club, TroughX, Jizz, ONE, Mardi Gras, Rezerection, Granny Bingo, The Laird, Trivial Hirsute, GAGA Rave, SIA Later, Blanké Pop, Haus of Conejo, Yass! Party, Sircuit Boys of Summer, PoPoMoCo and more.
  • His comic character Gay Jesus regularly appears in variety shows and club performances.

Further Work

  • I, U, She music video for Yana Alana.
  • Friends and Lovers music video for He Cries Diamonds.
  • Deep Fried Disco music video for Tanzer.
  • HBO TV series The Outsiders.
  • Various television, print and online commercials.
  • Featured vocalist for Pre-Match Entertainment at All Blacks Rugby Test Matches (Westpac Stadium).
  • Commissioned to create performance art for Budd St Gallery’s Queer Apocalypse exhibition.

Mikey has worked extensively for various different commercial brands and events as a Model, Actor, Brand Ambassador and Venue & Event Manager. Furthermore, he has been commissioned to create paintings for hotels, offices and private collectors and also creates video, photography and written content for brands, social media campaigns and his travel blog.

CHECK OUT MY CREATIONS HERE

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure—self-determined, self-motivated, often risky—forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind—and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”

— Mark Jenkins