An affiliate professor and recruitment coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota, T. Mychael is best know as a member of Penumbra Theatre Company and for his role as the Minister in Penumbra’s “Black Nativity.” A cast member of the highly praised Guthrie Theatre production “Crowns”, T. Mychael has performed in several Guthrie main stage productions. Rambo has made an indelible name in Twin Cites theatre, performing at: Illusion Theatre, Minnesota Opera, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Children’s Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Park Square Theatre and Hey City Theatre in their celebrated production of “Smokey Joe’s Café.” T. Mychael has also performed at a number of regional theatre companies in addition to several national and regional tours.
As artistic producer, T. Mychael collaborated with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) to produce “The Gift, A Christmas With Love” featuring selections from his holiday recording. In 2004, Rambo and MPR joined forces again to present “Heart of the Man”, a tribute to the rich mellow sound of the jazz balladeers: Johnny Hartman, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine and Joe Williams.
T. Mychael appeared in the Penumbra Theatre remount of “Dinah Was” presented at the Ordway Center’s McKnight Theatre. With Penumbra Artistic Director Lou Bellamy, he co-conceived the restaging of Penumbra Theatre’s holiday classic “Black Nativity,” which returned to the Penumbra main stage in December 2004. In January 2005, Mr. Rambo returned to the Target Center, as artistic producer of “Moving the Dream Forward: Words from Coretta – Letters from Martin” as part of the Timberwolves Annual MLK Celebration. Also in 2005, T. Mychael joined the North Star Opera in their production of the Scott Joplin opera “Treemonisha”.
A resident of St. Paul Minnesota, T. Mychael’s mellifluous sound is heard throughout the Twin Cities at some of the area’s finest jazz hotspots. He has had the honor of performing with such notable as Bobby McFarren, Vesta Williams, Jennifer Holiday, Marilyn McCoo, Jevetta Steele and The Sounds of Blackness. The powerhouse baritone has performed throughout Canada, Europe, Africa and Brazil. His most recent concert abroad, the George Gershwin opera "Porgy and Bess" toured throughout France and Switzerland. His most cherished performances include: singing for Maya Angelou; making his Carnegie Hall debut with the Minnesota Orchestra in October of 2000; performing vocals at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center; and singing the National Anthem for the 1989 NBA Play-Offs (Lakers/Pistons) at The Los Angeles Forum.
His television credits include: national and local commercials, the HBO mini-series "Laurel Avenue", the television pilot "Endeavor" and the NBC Movie of the Week "I Led Two Lives". His feature films credits include "Mighty Ducks", "D.O.A”, “Lost Dog”, “Crossing the Bridge", " Grumpy Old Men", "The Cure", "Equinox", "Wooly Boys" and "Justice", winner of several national independent film festival awards and nominee for the NAACP Image Award.
T. Mychael is the recipient of several awards for artistic excellence: the 1995 William W. Griffin Award, 1997/1998 Critics Choice Award, 1997/1998 B. Ida Payne Award, the National Business League-Artist of the Year Award, and the coveted Phoenix Award.
He has won grants from Intermedia Arts, Arts Over AIDS, New Music Theatre Ensemble, St. Paul Companies, Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.