T. Mychael Rambo

Regional Emmy Award winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer; T. Mychael Rambo has made an indelible mark here in the Twin Cities performing principle roles at such theaters as: the Guthrie, Penumbra, Ordway Theatre, Illusion Theatre, Mixed Blood, Park Square Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Children’s Theatre, Park Square and Minnesota Opera among others.

Nationally and internationally his stage credits include Carnegie Hall and performances abroad in Africa, Europe and South America. He has appeared in local and national television commercials, feature films (including: The Cure, Justice, Crossing the Bridge, Wooley Boys) HBO mini-series (Laurel Avenue, Equinox), and other television programming. T. Mychael is an accomplished residency artist (COMPAS, Young Audiences, MN State Arts Board, VocalEssence) and an affiliate professor in the College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota.

As a recording artist, T. Mychael has released two popular CD's: “Simply” - a collection of jazz standards; and “The Gift; A Christmas With Love” - a selection of original and holiday classics. Fun fact! T. Mychael has had the great honor of singing the National Anthem for both President Barak Obama and former President Jimmy Carter.

As a public speaker Mr. Rambo shares his motivational skill set by lacing together his many other talents with spirited anecdotal storytelling, insightful observations, levity and song that makes for a thought-provoking, transformative and truly enriching interactive presentation. Some of his clients include: Target, Ameriprise, St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation, Bush Foundation, University of Minnesota and some of Minnesota’s other top philanthropic, academic and corporate leaders.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • BBA: Marketing & Finance, University of Texas.
Awards
  • Minnesota Black Music Award, 2010
  • Sally Award in Education, Presented by the Ordway, 2009
  • Regional Emmy Award, 2008
  • University of Minnesota Century Council Community Award, 2006
  • Young Audience Artist of the Year, 2006
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship, 2001
  • McKnight Foundation Theater Artist Fellowship, 1999
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant, 1998