ABOUT MIKE OQUENDO
Producer • Creator • Everybody's Friend
Mike Oquendo is a Chicago born and raised Comedy, Music and Theater producer who stages over 80 shows a year in the Chicagoland area and across the country. Mike's shows have been featured on ABC's The View, Telemundo, WGN-TV, Univision, CNN, People en Español, PBS, Fox New York and the Chicago Tribune. Mike is especially proud of 3 notable milestones in his career: serving on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences which created the very first Latin Grammy Awards; being a concept contributor on 3 HBO Latino specials; and, lastly, creating his Community Partner Nights which raise over $80,000 annually for Local Non-Profits. Mike is one of only a handful of Latinos to have trained at New York’s “Commercial Theater Institute” and his productions have been seen in Theaters in Florida, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. His public speaking credits include the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, the Federal Reserve and the Illinois Institute of Technology; his recent production of the one-man show "Made in Puerto Rico" featuring Comedian Eli Castro sold out 7 weeks in New York City and is set to open at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington D.C in April 2020. Mike is proud to sit on the Board of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance which produces "DESTINOS" a World Class Theater Festival.