Mike plays Matthew Harrison Brady (modeled on William Jennings Bryan) in Inherit the Wind at Town Hall on January 21 and 23.
Mike King has been a courtroom lawyer for over 30 years, primarily appearing in appellate courts both in Washington and around the country. He has no Southern credentials, but then neither did Mathew Harrison Brady (Williams Jennings Bryan), who hailed from Nebraska. Mike was born in a small town (Colville), and raised in a city (Spokane) that felt very much like a small town. He got his A.B. from a school near Boston, and his J.D. from the University of Washington. Mike did not discover the stage until late in life, but has since been making up for lost time, appearing in several Hit & Run productions including “The Realm of Whispering Ghosts: If Truman Met Einstein,” in which he appeared as President Harry Truman—a role he has taken on the road to Rotary Clubs throughout the Puget Sound. Mike has been married for 34 years to Nancy Neraas (also an attorney, but one who keeps her distance from the courtroom). They have three adult sons, Anders, Peter, and Marten.