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Life Behind the Lens: Selected Stories from 40 Years in the Movie Industry with Mike Haley


About This Event

Celebrate the opening of GCC’s fall theater production of “Angels in America” with Hollywood veteran Mike Haley, assistant director of HBO’s television adaptation of the Tony and Pulitzer award-winning play.

Mike Haley has worked on over 60 feature films and 18 television movies and has worked with some of American’s greatest directors including Sidney Lumet, Sidney Pollock, Barry Levinson, Penny Marshall, Harold Ramis, and Mike Nichols. His relationship with Nichols spans 30 years and 13 films including “Biloxi Blues,” “Working Girl,” “Primary Colors,” “Angels In America,” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.” He’s also worked with actors and actresses including Katherine Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Madonna, and Morris the Cat.

He’s had a prolific career as an actor in roles opposite Sophia Loren, Christian Slater and John Travolta and played the umpire who throws Tom Hanks out of the game after the classic “There’s no crying in baseball!” scene in “A League Of Their Own.” Mike has received two Humanitas Prizes, The Christopher Award, a Directors Guild of American citation and an Emmy for his work on “Angels in America.” As we prepare to welcome Angels to GCC theater, we are excited to have Mr. Haley in person to share stories about his remarkable career.

Locally, Mike is a member of the board of directors of Old Deerfield Productions where he also enjoys acting in several of their productions. He’s writing a book about his career in the film industry and has lived with Joan, his best friend and wife for the past 25 years, Conway, Massachusetts.

Event Details

Date & Time: November 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Event Venue

Venue Name: Greenfield Community College
Phone: 413-775-1000
One College Drive
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States