Mike Faist recently wrapped production on Stephen Spielberg’s West Side Story playing Riff, the leader of the Jets. He originated the role of Connor Murphy in the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and was nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for his performance. Off-Broadway credits include Steven Levenson’s Days of Rage at Second Stage (opposite Tavi Gevinson and Odessa Young) and A Month in the Country at Classic Stage Co. (opposite Taylor Schilling and Peter Dinklage). Previous TV credits include Law & Order: SVU and Deception. Feature films include Wildling, I Can, I Will, I Did, The Grief of Others, License Plates, Active Adults, Touched with Fire and the upcoming The Atlantic City Story. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Faist is the Founding Artistic Director of the Ohio Artists Gathering.