Mikey aka "Sandy" was discovered by his guardian and trainer William Berloni in the spring 2005 when he was three years old. Mikey was seized from a family who neglected him for the first three years of his live. When Mr. Berloni first adopted him, he had to be treated for
Heartworm disease which could have been fatal. Later in 2005 Mikey hit the road in the 30th Anniversary tour of ANNIE as the understudy to “Sandy”.
After two years on the road, Mikey took over the role and has been starring in it for another two years. Mr. Berloni began his career having trained the original Sandy in the Broadway production of ANNIE in 1977. The original "Sandy", like all of Mr. Berloni’s performing dogs, was rescued from an animal shelter. In the proud tradition of ANNIE, Mikey carries on his mission to help the plight of unwanted animals by proving they all can be stars. Mikey is handled by his favorite handler, Patrick Peavy.
Mikey arrives in Raleigh in mid-July, just in time for NC Theatre's ANNIE rehearsals. Do you have your tickets yet? You do not want to miss this lovable mutt on stage...call the NC Theatre Box Office at 919-831-6941 x6944 with code 'ORPHAN' and get 20% off a Family Four (or more) Pack!