Who Is Mike Faist? Details To Know On The Cast Of West Side Story

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The renowned actor and singer Mike Faist is not gay since he has dated a beautiful girlfriend in the past and is currently single.

Actor, Mike Faist is well known for playing the role of Connor Murphy in the Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen.

Faist has appeared in The UnspeakableAct, The Grief of Others, and starred in I Can I Will I Did, Wildling, The Atlantic City Story, and Panic.

He portrays the character named Riff, Tony’s best friend and leader of the Jets, in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.

Is Mike Faist Gay Or Does He Have A Girlfriend? 

Mike Faist is not gay as he was in a relationship with his girlfriend Alexis Tilly Evans-Krueger for some time.

Although The Grammy Award-winning actor is currently believed to be single, it does not imply him liking guys. Furthermore, there have been records of him getting into an intimate relationship.

Although Mike hasn’t said how or where they first met or how long they have been dating, he shared some of his private moments with Alexis through his Instagram.

Alexis is a company dancer at Bodytraffic and is a professional dancer at company XIV. She studied dance at Wright State University and graduated in 2014.

Mike Faist Age: How Old Is He?

Mike Faist is currently 29 years old as he was born on 5 January 1992 in Gahanna, Ohio, United States.

At the age of 17, actor, Faist moved to New York to pursue a stage career after graduating from high school in 2009.

This is now a Mike Faist fan account. He simply ascended to *another plane* as West Side Story’s Riff. Impossible to look at anyone or anything else when he’s onscreen.

— Barbara VanDenburgh (@BabsVan) December 7, 2021

When Mike was a child, he fell in love with old MGM films. He began dancing when he was five. As a Rising star, Faist later joined the cast of Olive! and Alice in Wonderland.

Even though he never had a main role, his involvement in children’s theater whets his desire for more. Later, after seeing West Side Story, he discovered that acting is the career for him.

In 2011, singer, Faist began his theatre career, starring as the original Morris Delancey, a bully, and publisher Joseph Pulitzer’s henchman, in the regional premiere of Newsies.

Meet Mike Faist Family And Parents

Mike Faist was adopted by his parents Julia and Kurt Faist, while his birth family are currently unknown.

His father Kurt, owns a real estate business which he grew up helping with some construction works. Faist made his movie debut as Tony in the drama, The Unspeakable Act. 

In August 2015, Mike originated the role of Connor Murphy in the original Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen.

He then earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a featured role in a Musical in 2017.