Mike Broemmel is a prolific playwright, with nearly two-dozen of his plays produced in the past decade. A number of his award-winning plays have been in continuous production since their initial premieres.
Mike’s plays are produced across the United States and internationally. In 2019, his play Stand Still & Look Stupid was a featured production at Féile an Phobail, the largest arts festival in Northern Ireland. In 2023, his play I'm Harvey Milk ran Off-Broadway. In 2024, a series of six of Mike's plays is running at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Two of his plays are being staged at the 2024 Imagine Belfast Festival in Northern Ireland.
Mike’s career began in the White House Office of Media Relations in the 1980s. From there, he spent the greater part of 10 years deep in the hustle and bustle of the political arena, including working for a number of notable elected officials and running for office himself.
Mike’s involvement in the arts has extended over many years. Mike was the board chair of a metropolitan arts council for six years and the president of a statewide umbrella organization for community arts agencies.
In addition to garnering acclaim as a playwright, Mike is a critically acclaimed novelist and writer of short fiction. He has been described as the “21st century’s answer to John Steinbeck at his most nitty-gritty.” In 2024, a nonfiction project in the form of a biography on the first woman newspaper publisher and first major woman producer on Broadway, Helen Bonfils, is headed towards publication.
Mike also writes in the commercial arena, providing his services to the largest personal injury law firm in the country for over 10 years. He has written for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle on legal and business issues.
Mike Broemmel currently is scheduling presentations for 2021 and 2022. His plays are returning to the stage following going dark through much of 2020 because of the pandemic.