It's just gonna be me and my sweet moves on that stage.
—Mike Chang, A Night of Neglect
Michael Robert "Mike" Chang Jr. is a major character on Glee. Mike is an alumnus of William McKinley High School. He is also a former member of New Directions and the McKinley Titans. Mike, along with his friends Matt Rutherford and Noah Puckerman, joins Glee Club in Preggers after winning their first football game with the club's help.
Also known as the "Other Asian," he is usually referred to by his full name of Mike Chang and is considered to be the New Directions' best male dancer. In Season Two, Mike also gained more confidence about his singing after doing a duet with Tina Cohen-Chang (whom he began dating in Audition), during the episode Duets. He and Tina were the couple that had lasted the longest, only having a few arguments occasionally and problems about their futures. They stayed together for two seasons. Their streak ended in The New Rachel of Season Four, where it is revealed that they broke up when Mike moved to Chicago to attend college.
Mike was a recurring character in Season One and Season Two, but was made a regular for Season Three to Season Four. He became a recurring character again in Season Five and Season Six. Mike is currently attending the Joffrey Ballet Academy of Dance in Chicago, but returns to McKinley at times to be the dance coach for the New Directions.
He is portrayed by actor, singer, and professional dancer Harry Shum Jr.
Mike is first shown as a member of the McKinley Titans. Mike appears shocked when Kurt Hummel joins the football team after showcasing himself as an excellent kicker, thanks to his years of dance training. Coach Tanaka decides to use Kurt's unusual training methods to help the team by learning Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), and to everyone's surprise, the dance-training works spectacularly, with Mike and the rest of the team becoming more fluid in their movements. Mike performs the number with the rest of his team at their next game, causing them to win their first game of the season.
Mike meets April Rhodes when she replaces Rachel as the "star" of New Directions. April appears to be very flirtatious with Mike, Puck, and Matt. At Invitationals, Mike performs Last Name with April and the rest of the Glee Club. Rachel returns later to replace April when it is discovered April has been drinking and they sing Somebody to Love.
Mike reveals himself in this episode as an amazing dancer who is able to perform complicated "pop 'n' lock" dance steps. Mike performs background vocals and has his own small dance solo in It's My Life/Confessions Part II. Mike also watches with interest as the girls perform their mash-up of Halo/Walking on Sunshine.
When Sue steps up as co-director of New Directions, she recruits Mike, whom she calls 'Other Asian' a nickname, which he clearly didn't approve of and the other "minority students" into an "elite" Glee club called Sue's Kids. Mike is seen enjoying his time with his fellow glee clubbers during Ride wit Me, whilst he also leads a dance break when Sue's Kids perform Hate on Me.
Mike, Puck, Matt, and Finn are forced to choose between football and Glee by Coach Tanaka. Much to the Glee club's surprise, Matt, Mike, and Puck decide to rejoin the Glee club and sacrifice their spots on the football team. Coach Tanaka reconsiders the separation and allows the boys to return after Finn convinces Ken that they shouldn't be forced to choose between Glee club and football.
Mike uses a wheelchair with the rest of Glee club in order to understand what it feels like for Artie. Mike also votes for who would be better to sing Defying Gravity, Rachel or Kurt, but it is unknown who he, or the rest of the club vote for. Finally, he performs Proud Mary in a wheelchair with New Directions.
Mike watches the performance of Bootylicious by Jane Addams Academy, and later receives lessons in "Hairography" by Brittany. He performs Hair/Crazy in Love and joins in with the Haverbrook School for the Deaf with their rendition of Imagine.
Mike performs a series of dance-like acrobatics during Jump on an over-stuffed mattress when the Glee club is hired to do a mattress commercial for Mattress Land. He then, along with the rest of New Directions have their pictures taken for the Thunderclap, the McKinley yearbook.
When the Glee club reaches Sectionals, they are horrified to realize that Sue has given the opposing schools their set-list. Mike is seen buying popcorn before the performance, and silently admonishing Jacob Ben Israel for bobbing his head to the Jane Addams Academy girls' rendition of And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going and Proud Mary.
With Finn taking over command of the Glee club in Will's absence, Finn has Mike, Brittany, Santana, and Matt come up with an impromptu dance routine, as they are considered the four best dancers in the group. He goes on to choreograph the routine, despite admitting that it was "going to be choppy." He performs background vocals in You Can't Always Get What You Want and My Life Would Suck Without You.
Mike is shown rehearsing with the Glee club, and is then called up by Rachel during Gives You Hell in which she dances with him in an attempt to show Finn that she doesn't need him. Later he sings background vocals in Hello Goodbye.
Mike watches Express Yourself with the rest of the male members and seems uncomfortable or bored. He, along with Mercedes, Kurt, and Brittany are present in Sue's Vogue music video directed by Kurt and Mercedes. He then joins the rest of the boys in What It Feels Like For a Girl. At the end of the episode he joins New Directions for Like a Prayer.
Mike and the rest of the Glee club go to Rinky Dinks because the auditorium is unavailable, and he is shown to be bad on skates--he is the only one that appears to fall. He joins Mercedes in singing Beautiful and sings background vocals in Home.
When the "Glist,” a list of hot students based on sexual promiscuity, gets put up around school, Mike gets placed seventh with a "+11." Later, Mike joins with dancing to Ice Ice Baby.
Mike performs background vocals and dances in Artie's dream sequence of Safety Dance. Artie and Tina were going to perform a tap dance routine together, but Artie persuades Tina to choose another male member of the Glee club to do his part. Tina calls Mike by first name for the first time as she chooses him to be her dance partner, and the two tap dance together to Dream a Little Dream, while Artie sings the lead.
Mike enthusiastically watches the rendition of Bad Romance performed by the New Directions girls and Kurt. He then sings background in Shout It out Loud and Beth. He defends Kurt with the rest of New Directions from Azimio and Karofsky at the end of the episode.
Mike, along with New Directions, watch Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline perform Another One Bites the Dust where he looks on intimidated by the quality of their performance. He later participates in the performance of Give up the Funk where he is one of the lead dancers and executes several break-dancing moves.
After finding out that Sue Sylvester is going to be a judge for Regionals, the Glee club fears that they may end up getting last place. At Regionals, Mike performs Faithfully, Any Way You Want It/Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin', and Don't Stop Believin' with his fellow New Directions members. When Quinn goes into labour, he rushes her to the hospital with his friends, but later returns to the competition only to find that they've been given last place and thus the club will be disbanded.
As a way of showing their gratitude to Mr. Schuester, the New Directions members talk about how Show Choir has affected them. Mike confesses that he was afraid to dance outside of his room prior to joining Glee Club. He then joins the rest of the group in singing To Sir, with Love to Mr. Schuester. After it is revealed that Glee club has one more year, Mike celebrates with the rest of New Directions by listening to Mr. Schue and Puck perform Over the Rainbow.
Over summer vacation, Mike and Tina began working as camp counselors at "Asian Camp" where they taught music to children. He and Tina found themselves growing more attracted to one another, leading Tina to break off her relationship with Artie, whom she called a "bad boyfriend" and began one with Mike. The pair of them initially denied the relationship when interviewed by gossip blogger Jacob Ben Israel, but join hands when they turned the corner, confirming the relationship, unaware he was still videotaping.
Mike, Finn, Artie, and Puck help Sam audition for Glee club. Mike dances and provides backup while Sam sings Billionaire, and later on, he and Tina go to Mr. Schuester after finding out through their friends in the Asian community, that Rachel had sent possible Glee club recruit Sunshine Corazon to a crack house. The three of them furiously interrogate her, confirming that she had sent the girl to the crack house solely to make certain that the girl would not join Glee and take solos from her.Carl Howell, a dentist, (and Emma Pillsbury's boyfriend) comes visit to the Glee club and gives everyone something to chew that will reveal whether they have dental plaque. Mike and Tina "Asian-kiss" when it is revealed that neither of them have plaque. Both Mike and Tina are seen in the background of the restaurant hanging out with Finn and Rachel in Brittany's fantasy of Me Against the Music. Mike is shocked when Kurt yells at Mr. Schuester to let loose and stop being so uptight, wearing a look that implies disbelief, yet at the same time wanting to laugh.
Mike is seen comforting Kurt along with the rest of the Glee Club with regards to his father's heart attack. He dances along to Only the Good Die Young with the rest of New Directions and also sings back up in One of Us.
Mike sing his first solo Sing! with Tina, though most of his lines in the song are technically spoken. He doesn't feel as if he's a good enough singer to do a real solo in front of everyone and instead just wants to dance around Tina while she sings. Tina retorts that they have to sing together since they are duet partners and confesses that she wants a real date at Breadstix rather than going to an awkward dinner of dim sum with his mother.
After his duet project, Mike admits that he is more confident in his singing voice, thus asking Mr. Schuester for the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Glee Show. However, sadly, Mike's parents do not allow him to perform in the musical because of the promiscuous nature of the role. Mike still shows up at several of the club meetings and rehearsals for the show. He also dances with Tina and the rest of the club while Dr. Carl Howell auditions for the show with Whatever Happened to Saturday Night? At the end of the episode, when Mr. Schuester cancels the play, he tells the kids that the club will perform the Musical for themselves. They are shown doing Time Warp for themselves and Mike has taken the role of Eddie.
Mike and Tina talk in the hallway and Mike reveals Sam's "cool down" secret, which involves thinking of Coach Beiste in a sexual sort of manner. Tina suggests they try it out and begin making out in an empty classroom, which results in Tina imagining the coach and muttering "Beiste." Mike, confused, gets jealous and even goes up to Coach Beiste and tells her to stay away from Tina, upset by Tina's reaction despite being directly responsible for Tina thinking about Beiste. At the boy's meeting to choose their songs for their mash-up, Mike exchanges a worried look with Finn; neither are happy about Kurt's idea's being shot down but they both do neglect to defend Kurt. He performs Stop! In the Name of Love/Free Your Mind with the rest of the boys as an apology to Coach Beiste for the way they acted toward her.
Mike and the rest of the Glee kids are excited by the arrival of Holly Holiday who steps in as temporary glee teacher while Will is sick. During the first scene of Holly teaching Spanish, he is seen throwing paper balls at Puck and Finn from his table. He and the rest of the kids perform back-up vocal for her when she sings Forget You and later sings and dances in Umbrella/Singin' In the Rain. His primary performance occurs in Will's illness-induced dream sequence, in which he and Will recreate the dancing and physical comedy of Make 'Em Laugh.
Mike is still seen to be part of the football team even though he was shown not to be present during the team's previous locker room meetings, which could mean he was probably at dance class. He, along with Artie (under the request of their girlfriends as well as their own personal concern for Kurt) stand up to Dave Karofsky in a bid to get him to stop picking on Kurt. Mike is seen slamming the locker door on Karofsky and demands for him to back off from Kurt. Karofsky pushes back, causing Mike to fall into Artie, knocking him out of the wheelchair, which causes Sam to step in and defend them. Later, he is seen getting massaged and iced by a loving and proud Tina while all of them recall the series of events. He goes on to proclaim that Sam was the "epitome of a leader." His true singing voice can also be heard in Marry You. During the wedding proceedings, he can be heard harmonizing with Tina during one of the first few lines of the chorus. Mike also performs in Just the Way You Are along with the rest of New Directions. When Kurt announces that he's transferring to Dalton, Mike, along with the rest of Glee, looks genuinely upset about his leaving.
Mike gets recognized for his dancing abilities and is chosen to dance alongside Brittany during the song Valerie in Sectionals, and sings backing vocals in (I've Had) The Time of My Life. . Their working-relationship results in some insecurities in Tina, who starts to suspect Mike of cheating on her with Brittany because she tasted Lip Smackers when she kissed Mike and Brittany wears Lip Smackers. However, Mike seems totally oblivious to this and appears confused when Tina calls him a jerk before their performance. He then proceeds to produce a stunning dance routine with Brittany during sectionals. By the end of the episode, he and Tina seem to have sorted out the misunderstanding, and he even comments positively on her changing back to her original style of clothes. They then share an "Asian kiss" and walk off to join the rest of New Directions in the choir room. Later, he performs with New Directions in Dog Days Are Over.
Mike is slushied on camera for the very first time. Mike also helps to keep Brittany's belief in Santa Clause alive by sitting on Santa's knee and asking for Channing Tatum to "stop being in stuff." Mike later performs Welcome Christmas with the rest of the glee club.
Mike is one of the few football players who played both halves of the game. When Tina was tackled to the ground in the first half of the game, he expressed tender concern and immediately rushed to her side but was relieved to find out that she was alright. He then went on to dance in the Thriller mash up and also performed in The Zombies classic, She's Not There.
Mike spends the day with Tina and dedicates P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing). to her, dancing and performing back-up vocals (with Artie dedicating the song to Brittany). Later, Mike consoles Tina after she awkwardly breaks down into tears while serenading him singing My Funny Valentine. At the end of the episode, both Mike and Tina go to Breadstix and embrace each other while watching the Warblers' performance.
Mike, Puck, Artie, and Sam come together to form a boy-band and do a cover of Somebody to Love. Mike reasons that only Bieber Fever could get him out of his post-Valentine's Day slump with Tina, since flashing his abs had failed to get her attention. His abs were also featured during Lauren's performance of I Know What Boys Like, in which Lauren envisioned the entire Glee Club stripped down to their undergarments.
Mike joins the rest of the Glee Club at Rachel's party, where they party hard. Mike participates in several of the drinking games, taking shots of what looks like tequila (with salt and lime). Like the rest of the club, he experiences a horrible hangover the following Monday. He lies to his mother about the hangover by claiming that it was just the flu, which causes his mother to make him "panda hair" tea (which subsequently causes him to throw up all weekend). At the suggestion of Artie, he drinks a Bloody Mary prior to performing Blame It on the Alcohol. After the performance, while she is talking to Will, Rachel flirts with Mike and lifts up his shirt, much to Tina's annoyance. Later, Mike takes some of Rachel's mixed drink prior to performing Tik Tok.
Mike did not have any specific scenes in Sexy, but is seen in the background enjoying the provocative nature of several of the performances, such as during Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) and Afternoon Delight.
Mike is seen pushing a slushie cart across the stage during the performance of Loser Like Me. The rest of New Directions grabs a cup full of confetti from the cart (including Mike himself) and they all proceed to "slushie" the audience with bright red confetti.
Mike is featured more prominently in this episode. At the beginning of the episode, he expresses frustration at the Glee Club's whiny attitude about raising money for their trip. He indignantly berates the rest of the club for their lack of support for the Brainiacs, the academic decathlon club which he, Tina, Artie, and Brittany are a part of. He is visibly happy once the Glee Club eventually decides to help fund the Brainiacs' trip to Detroit by doing A Night of Neglect Benefit Concert. Later on, he brings up the idea of having his own dance solo for the benefit concert to highlight his skill.
During the night of the concert, he consoles Tina after she breaks down from being constantly heckled during her solo performance. He then goes on stage to perform his dance solo to Jack Johnson's Bubble Toes. The performance is a success thanks to the Glee Club handing out copious amounts of salt-water taffy to the hecklers prior to the performance so as to keep their mouths shut. At the end of the episode, Sandy Ryerson decides to fund the Brainiacs' trip to Nationals, where he is seen participating and winning the competition alongside his teammates.
Mike tells Tina not to wear color contact lenses because he does not like her to make herself appear "less Asian". Later, with Finn, he dances to I've Gotta Be Me and passionately kisses Tina, only to be pulled away by Will. He wears a Born This Way shirt that says "Can't Sing."
Mike talks to his friends of Glee club (Santana, Brittany, and Sam are not present) talking about Sam. Finally, he is seen singing background vocals for Don't Stop with New Directions, Stacey, and Stevie.
Mike is going to party with Tina and dances with her and Brittany. During Rachel's song, he and Tina are kissing passionately. He appears throughout the party with Tina and his friends from New Directions. Finally, he dances alongside everyone during Dancing Queen.
When Jesse arrives at the club he says that although Mike cannot sing, he can at least dance (unlike Finn whom Jesse insinuates cannot do either very well). Mike also sings Pure Imagination with New Directions at the funeral of Jean Sylvester. Later when Sue sits down with Will, it is mentioned Sue changes who she hates the most from the Glee club very frequently and at this point she hates the "dancing Asian" (referring to Mike) the most.
Mike and his friends are sitting eating in the Big Apple with the desire to learn more about the city but not doing so because Finn reminded them that they must compose a song. He dances and performs with the others in the mash up I Love New York/New York, New York. He supports Finn singing a duet with Rachel in the competition. Alongside Puck, Artie and Sam he sings Bella Notte while Finn and Rachel walk home from their romantic date. During the competition he dances and sings Light Up the World. He looks sad when he learns that they do not land a place among the winners.
Mike makes a mention to Jacob Ben Israel that his mother still does not know if he is going to Harvard or Stanford. He performs with the New Directions in We Got the Beat, where a food fight occurs. After singing in the cafeteria, Sugar Motta attends a Glee Club audition to join but sings horribly. In the end, Mike performs with the Glee club singing You Can't Stop the Beat.
Mike is enrolled to help Finn, Puck, Kurt, and Mercedes to improve their dance moves in the Booty Camp.
Mike and his father, Mike Chang Sr., are first seen in Principal Figgins' office. Mike has received an A-, also known as an Asian F (fail), on his chemistry test so his father wants Mike drug tested every day. He says that Mike is either on drugs or distracted. Mike Chang Sr. says that Tina is a distraction for Mike and that he should quit Glee Club because performing is a waste of time and a detriment on his college application. Mike is shocked and tells his father that he will work harder and begs him to give him another chance, to let him stay in Glee Club. Tina meets Mike by his locker, asking him if he's ready for his audition for West Side Story. Mike tells Tina that he's not auditioning. The stress from football, Glee Club, Booty Camp and now his dad pressuring him about his grades is too much. Tina tells Mike that he needs to admit to his father that dancing is his passion, telling him not to lie to his father. Mike refuses and walks away down the hallway, passing Kurt and Rachel. Later on, Mike is walking down the hallway en route to his chemistry tutor, talking to his dad on the phone. He is telling his dad he is on his way to his session and that he is sorry for disappointing him when he passes by a room with dance equipment and starts to practice. When he looks at himself in the mirror he sees a vision of his father next to him, telling him that dancing won't get him anywhere and that he won't support him. Mike turns away to begin to dance but his 'father' grabs his arm and continues talking. Mike turns away and dances to the other side of the room. When he gets there, he envisions Tina there. She tells Mike that even though he doesn't talk or sing very much, his dancing is where he shows his emotions and it is what made her fall in love with him. "When I see you do that, it's who you are...it's what makes me feel you, Mike you gotta know by now, when I see you dance, it's why I fell in love with you." Mike hugs her and then she disappears and he is left in the room alone, it is obvious that he has some thinking to do.
In the auditorium Emma, Artie, and Coach Beiste are waiting for Mike to arrive for his audition. Mike arrives a bit late and announces he will be auditioning for the role of Riff. Emma reminds him that Riff is not just a dancing part; Mike says he understands and says he's been working on his singing. He then begins his audition song Cool from West Side Story. He dances and sings and is joined in by the football team.
When the song is over all of the judges are clapping and Coach Beiste tells him he's obviously been working very closely with the team, helping them with their fancy footwork and says she hopes he hasn't been wasting his time. Mike says "it's what I love to do, it's never gonna be a waste of my time." Mike sings in Mercedes' dream sequence of It's All Over where she plays the pivotal role of Effie White from Dream Girls. He sings the line of the new singer who doesn't want any trouble. Mike is practicing in the empty room again when his mother walks in. Mrs. Chang reveals she knows he never went to his tutor and that she has been covering for him with his father. She demands the truth from Mike and he tells her that he skipped his tutoring session to go to his audition. Mike tells her that when he dances it is the one thing that makes him feel special. Mike's mother starts sobbing but she supports him "Michael, my job is to encourage you to live your dreams, not mine, not your dad's" and she also says that when they get the results for the casting of the musical they'll both go and tell Mike Chang Sr. about it. Mrs. Chang reveals that she had given up on her own dream because of pressure, unlike Mike, she did not have the courage to stand up for it. Mike asks what her dream was and she tells him that she had wanted to dance but her father--Mike's wai gong-- had never let her have any lessons. Mike says that everyone says he's a good teacher and offers her lessons and the two proceed to waltz in the room together. When the cast list comes out it is revealed that Mike has gotten the part of Riff.
Mike comforts Tina, weeping for the departure of Mercedes. When Santana and Brittany leave New Directions, Mike is surprised to see so many empty chairs. He sings and dances with New Directions, Last Friday Night. Mike is later seen welcoming Rory to New Directions.America.
Mike watches Will and Shelby perform in the auditorium. He later plays dodge ball while performing Hit Me with Your Best Shot/One Way or Another, as well as dancing and providing back-up vocals for the New Directions mash-up of I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)/You Make My Dreams Come True.
Mike plays a minor role in this episode. He just performs during Girls Just Want to Have Fun for lady music week.ABC he sings lead along with Tina, Artie and Quinn, he is surprised to see his father in the audience. Afterwards, Mr. Chang tells the couple (Tina and Mike) that he now understands that dancing is Mike's passion, and Mike should apply to the best dance schools, but Mike says that he missed the deadline. Tina informs him that she already sent the applications to the dance schools for Mike just in case. At the end he performs in We Are Young.
Mike is seen during the opening for the Glee Holiday Spectacular. He is also seen wearing a Santa suit for the Christmas Wrapping number. He listens carefully to a Christmas story read by Rory, and later he performs during Do They Know It's Christmas?.
Mike is singing with the other guys (sans Kurt) during Summer Nights. Mike is then with the New Directions in the choir room when Will asks them for help proposing to Emma. Later, he is passed up by Becky she says 'No chang do, I'm no rice queen' along with Puck and Rory to be her boyfriend. In the auditorium, Mike tries to convince Will to go along with Artie's proposal plan, and he dances with Artie and Will in Moves Like Jagger/Jumpin' Jack Flash. Later, Mike is seen in Tina's flashback of a picnic, while she sings in The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Back in the choir room, Mike, along with the other members of New Directions, confront Artie about leading Becky on. Finally, he swims with New Directions and the Swim Team during We Found Love.
Mike dances with New Directions in Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' and Bad. Mike sings a duet with Artie in Artie's imagination of them performing Scream. Mike finishes the episode by singing with New Directions in Black or White.
Mike dances with David Martinez and Brittany in Sexy and I Know It. Then he joins Sam and the other Glee guys in the mash-up Bamboleo/Hero. Finally, Mike is with the rest of New Directions for David and Santana's performance of La Isla Bonita. He then dances during Will's performance of A Little Less Conversation along with Brittany (both were pretending to be bulls).
Mike and Tina sing L-O-V-E together, alone in the choir room. He and Tina support Rachel and Finn 's engagement, agreeing that they know what true love feels like. He and the other New Directions guys join in with Artie 's performance of Let Me Love You. During Love Shack, he dances along with the other guests at the party.
When the New Directions are discussing things they are looking forward to, Mike says he is looking forward to the first time he dances at Carnegie Hall.
Mike excitedly suggests a Footloose movie marathon as an idea for Senior Ditch Day. During the Senior Ditch Day montage, Mike and Tina make kissy faces at each other on the roller coaster.
Mike dances and sings You Should Be Dancing with Blaine and Brittany. He sings and dances in Night Fever with New Directions in the Dance-off for the John Travolta white suit. He dances with Tina during More Than a Woman. He also performs in Stayin' Alive with the rest of the glee club in the auditorium with the John Travolta white suit.
Mike is the first person Brittany pulls up to dance with her when she performs I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me). When Blaine sings It's Not Right But It's Okay, dedicated to anyone who has been cheated on, Mike joins the rest of New Directions in directing confused/shocked/worried looks at Kurt and eventually joins the back up singing. When Kurt sings I Have Nothing he looks purposefully at Blaine multiple times. Puck gives out gifts to the guys in the locker room as a way to remember the "broments" they've shared. He gives Mike a shot glass that says, "Dinosaurs on Ice."
Mike can first been seen discussing hair products with Blaine. He then becomes part of the group that wants to try and bring back Puck to McKinley, after Finn tells the New Directions Boys that they "can't leave a man behind." When Finn explains his plan to the others, he gives Mike the duty to land an attack on Puck together with himself and Blaine. However, since the latter walks through the door that very second, this plan is never put into action. Mike then agrees to help Puck study for the test he needs to pass in order to graduate. He can be seen later on, obviously exhausted, studying with the others in the middle of the night. He burst into the performance of The Rain in Spain together with his friends as soon as Puck gets an answer right, and even has a line in the song. He is also there to confront Puck after he wrote his test and is one person to receive thanks from him. Mike agrees to perform the Cell Block Tango with Tina. He dances as Bernie, 'popping his gum' until he gets shot in the head and kicked off the stage. This dance is seductive between Mike and Tina.
Mike looks concerned when Brittany announces hair gel is banned from the prom since Tina had previously asked him to gel his hair for prom. While Rachel talks to the New Directions about the Anti-Prom Mike can be seen sitting by Tina, laughing and whispering to her. Mike is amazed by the Prom upon walking in with Tina and shows immense visible joy before admitting to her that he really loves dinosaurs. He is later seen dancing alone close to the stage to Love You Like a Love Song, since Tina is singing backup and performs with Joe, Rory, Artie, and Sam in What Makes You Beautiful. He notices Sue threatening Tina for suspecting her of spiking the punch, and comes over to hear Sue insult Tina's dress. Visibly offended, he walks with Tina away. At the announcement of Prom King and Queen, Mike is seen politely but hesitantly clapping for Rick 'The Stick' Nelson. Mike asks Tina if she is really crying and she tells him she wishes the year would never end before they share a kiss and have their picture taken 'Titanic' style.Nationals, Tina stands up to leave when Will says anyone not up "for trying and working their butts off" to leave. When she explains how underused she's been, Mike joins the others in supporting the idea of Rachel leading as she's a senior. Tina then mentions that he is as well, but all he'll likely get during the competition is a dance break with Brittany. He eventually follows as Tina storms out. He continues to argue that she's being selfish. He continues to say it is the seniors' time to shine and that he's disappointed in her, he also texts her that Rachels 'one a kind' leading into the dream sequence. Mike switches with Joe during Tina's Dream. After the dream, Mike says he can't see through the helmet being used as a prop during Flashdance... What A Feeling. Tina changes her outlook dramatically over the course of the episode. When she is explaining why everyone is important to the underclassmen, she says, "It takes a lot of crystals to make something shine." Mike is standing in the doorway and the two smile at each other.
He's present when the boys are having a fight and also when the New Directions are encouraging themselves prior to their performance. As soon as Will and Santana break up the fight, he is given the duty to help the others with the choreography. On stage, he is one of the guys singing backup for Rachel during her solo of It's All Coming Back to Me Now and dances back up during Paradise by the Dashboard Light. After the New Directions win the championship, he can be seen celebrating, both at the school and in Chicago. He is seen in the school kissing Tina and also joining the others in spraying each other (mainly Tina) in sparkling cider. He is on the stage when the New Directions sing We Are the Champions for Will after he gets awarded teacher of the year.
Mike graduates with many of his friends from McKinley. While Sam, Mercedes and Santana talk about their futures in the hallway, Mike tells Santana that he has gotten a sponsorship for Joffrey Ballet Academy of Dance in Chicago. Santana compliments him for that. He also is present for the performance of You Get What You Give and interacts with his Tina during the song. When it is time for the graduation ceremony, to which his parents have also showed up, he is first glee club member to receive his diploma. He is also present in the final scene to see Rachel off to NYC.
Mike is only briefly mentioned in this episode, Jacob Ben Israel asks Tina about them breaking up. She states that they're still good friends after the break-up. Tina stated she had gotten a tattoo of his name 'Mike Chang forever' but later changed it to 'Make change forever'.
Mike returns to McKinley to help with the musical's choreography, as requested by Artie. Mike watches many of the auditions with the other three casting directors. Mike, Artie, Finn and Mercedes give praise to Marley and Unique's audition, as well as Kitty and Jake's. Later, Mike approaches Tina at her locker and asks her why she didn't audition. She angrily responds that he should have told her he was coming back to Lima and despite him trying to reason with her, she storms off. Mike seems disappointed with Tina rejecting his offer to audition, implying he still may have feelings for her. Later when the four are deciding whom to callback, it's noted that Tina didn't audition because of Mike. During the callbacks, Mike and Mercedes put Kitty, Jake, Ryder, and Marley to the test with their vocal and dance skills with Born to Hand Jive. Mike helps them with the choreography, and is seen dancing with both Mercedes and Marley at different times during the song. Towards the end of the episode the cast list is put up. When Tina approaches she see's that she got the role of 'Jan', she looks towards Mike and smiles, who returns it showing that she eventually auditioned and that they're back on good terms.Grease with Artie and Finn. Mike comes up to Tina near the end of the musical and compliments her on amazing performance of Jan and that no one could have done it better. Mike then admits to her that being at McKinley has given him time to reflect on his previous relationship with her and that he thinks that their break-up was rash.Tina says it might have been too soon, but this has really tested her and she is enjoying this time finding herself. But she quickly adds that she misses him to, and that they should probably talk about it. They both smile and end with a hug. Also, during the Rachel/Kurt fantasy musical number You're the One That I Want, Tina is in her Jan costume and is happily dancing with Mike, dressed as a member of the T-Birds.
In Thanksgiving, Mike as well as Santana, Mercedes, Finn, Puck and Quinn, return to McKinley for the holidays as promised. Together, he and the other five sing Homeward Bound/Home. The six then go to Breadstix and discuss their life after graduation and Kurt and Rachel's absence. Finn then asks them to be mentors for the newbies of New Directions before Sectionals. He pairs Mike with Ryder. Finn says Mike has already agreed to teach them the Gangnam Style moves, but Mike didn't, Finn saying he forgot to ask. Later, Mike puts on Fantastic Baby by BIGBANG, a K-Pop song to teach the guys of New Directions some dance moves. He helps choreograph the dance moves and also joins the show circle before Sectionals. During Sectionals he sits next to Mercedes and enjoys Over the River and Through the Wood/She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain.
Mike is present in Artie's dream sequence, bullying Kurt along with the other football players. During Feliz Navidad he sits in the choir room.Just Can't Get Enough he group dances with Brittany and Sam. During We've Got Tonite, he dances with Tina. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours. He is seen at the Lima Bean having coffee with Mercedes, Kurt and Blaine. He is later asked by Mercedes to be a dancer in her music video, along with Jake. Mike dances with Jake for his performance of I Wish. Throughout the episode, he is seen supporting Mercedes with her album, and is annoyed at her producer. At the end of the episode, he joins in with the performance of For Once in My Life.
Mike is seen during show circle just before the New Directions perform. Brittany begins saying her goodbye and how she's gonna miss everyone including Mike who, she says, is like her brother. During The New Directions' performance he can be seen watching them from behind the scenes. He is then seen in the choir room attending Will and Emma's wedding after the New Directions won.
In Season Five, Harry was again demoted to recurring status, and Mike returns to being a recurring character again.
He is mentioned by Blaine when he is with the New Directions Boys discussing about Tina's new attitude. Blaine says he dumped her because she wasn't "Asian enough," making Jake question if that was actually true.Seasons of Love in a suit along with the Graduates (excluding Rachel, Quinn and Brittany) and the current Glee club members. Later on he is sitting between Tina and Sam while Santana sings If I Die Young and attempts to comfort Santana before she runs off and is also seen listening to Puck singing No Surrender and is finally shown holding hands with Tina during Rachel's Make You Feel My Love.
Mike is seen in flashbacks with Finn during the New Directions performance of I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For at Nationals.
Mike joins the rest of the McKinley graduates and the current Glee club to say goodbye to it all. He is seen enjoying April's story about her island and then joins in dancing to Raise Your Glass with everyone else. At the end of Toxic Mike calling Biff out, telling him he was on his phone while Quinn was performing. Later on he joins Quinn, Biff, Puck, Artie and Santana at Breadstix, introducing himself as "Mike Chang, the Asian dancer."
Later, he enjoys Defying Gravity. He then dances with Brittany and Santana during Valerie. During Puck's rendition of Keep Holding On he sits close to Tina, and dances with her in the number. He also dances again with Jake during Happy, later running around the room with a music stand. At the end of the episode, while Will shows Finn's and Lillian's plaques, Mike states he doesn't believe anything lasts, and is then the first person to hug him.
Mike is first seen during Tina's dream, when he unexpectedly turns up at the Spotlight Diner. He tells his friends that he's there to win Tina back (which he doesn't mean to say out loud) and to also teach homeless people to dance. He announces that he has brought a few 'chums' to help, who happen to be Puck, Brittany and Mercedes. After this he is seen enjoying Kurt and Mercedes version of I Am Changing with the rest of the New Directions, quickly followed by him dancing to Party All the Time in the foam covered club. During Rachel and Santana's version of Be Okay , Mike and Tina dance together, enjoying the song. Once Just Give Me a Reason has finished and Quinn announces about her and Puck, he seems happy and claps with everyone. When Mr Schue watches his tribute video about 'his dad' Mike tells him that 'he could dance like Fred Astaire'. Mike then joins in Don't Stop Believin', having a small solo dance, followed by a dance with Mr Schue, before finishing the song with everyone else. At graduation, he is sat next to Rachel and holds up a 'Queen T, 4-Ever' sign when Tina goes to get her diploma and claps along as everyone else receives theirs.
After being absent from previous episodes and Homecoming, Mike makes his return at Brittany and Santana's wedding. Tina explains to Puck, Artie, and Blaine that her and Mike have kept in contact over the past year and are best friends again. She also plans to propose to him. Mike is then shown before the wedding guiding Artie into the barn with the help of the new kids.
Mike talks to Puck and Tina before the wedding takes place, and then is shocked along with everybody else when the wedding turns into a double with both Brittany and Santana and Kurt and Blaine getting married.
Later when Artie performs Hey Ya! at the wedding reception, Mike joins in dancing with the rest of the wedding guests, before having some alone time with Tina. He is shocked when she tells him she loves him and proposes, but he politely declines. He tells her that it's natural to want certain things after seeing four of their best friends get married, but "who knows where they will be in a year?" Then they share a kiss before returning to the wedding and enjoying the rest of the day.
Mike is present during the rededication of the auditorium. He performs with everybody during I Lived, and he and Matt did a dance duet. They all laugh and cheer as the song, and ultimately the series, ends.
Despite being a member of the football team in Season One, Mike appears to be much, much less cruel and much more sensitive than the rest of his teammates, having not shown to bully anyone on screen or mentioned as one. After joining the Glee Club, Mike seemed to bond quickly with the rest of the group, often praising fellow members and those less popular than he is. He is shown to be good-natured and generally tolerant of being mocked or wronged. On the rare occasions where he is actually angry with someone (usually in regards to one of his friends being hurt), he will not hesitate to step up and confront others. Mike also seems to favor Glee over football, as seen when the coach ordered the players to choose between the two, he chose Glee. Mike comes to love the club so much, that he becomes visibly emotional at the prospect of the club being disbanded at the end of Season One.In Season Two, it is further shown that Mike cares a lot for his friends in Glee Club and will go to great lengths to help them out. In Furt, he and Artie (who despite briefly competing for Tina seem to be friends) confront Karofsky about his treatment of Kurt. Mike and Artie both appear to be very upset and angry about the bullying. In The Sue Sylvester Shuffle, he joins the other Glee Club boys in confronting the rest of the football team for slushing Artie. Aside from being a somewhat talented football player, Mike loves to dance, his style being pop-and-lock. While his capacity in singing seems to be sub-par from his performance in Sing! (which was exaggerated), he more than makes up for it in his spectacular dancing performances. His skill is so good, he is asked to choreograph the final number in Sectionals along with Matt, Santana, and Brittany. He also even appeared in a sickness induced dream that Will had, during which they together performed the song Make 'Em Laugh, where they both performed amazing dancing feats, flips and physical comedy. During Special Education, Mike and Brittany collaborated to create yet another piece of stunning choreography for their second time at Sectionals, this time relying heavily on acrobatic flips and aerial spins. He performs several of Michael Jackson's most iconic dance moves during a rendition of P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) Mike is also shown to be a good student and rather knowledgeable in trivia, shown through his participation in the school's academic decathlon club. He exhibits pride in being a Brainiac and is indignant when the rest of the Glee Club complains about having to work hard against adversity yet fails to support his team's endeavors at a recent competition. This is one of the few times where his emotions have actually moved him to voice out loud his anger and frustration (other notable moments being the confrontation with Karofsky in Furt and reprimanding Rachel in Audition). It is revealed in Journey that prior to joining Glee, Mike never allowed himself to dance outside of his bedroom for fear of being made fun of, revealing he was afraid of not fitting in. Mike also appears to have a low self-confidence about his singing voice, as shown in Duets, not knowing if he could sing or not and thinking he was only good at one thing: dance. After his duet project, Mike says that he is more confident in his singing voice and his social skills, thus volunteering for the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Glee Show. This growth seems to be evident when he can be heard singing a song properly in Furt. The musical number performed, Marry You, had him harmonizing with Tina during the first few lines in the chorus, proving that he is indeed capable of singing. In Asian F it is revealed that Mike is pressured by his father to get all A's so that he can get into Harvard University, and that his father doesn't know that Mike loves to dance. It is shown that Mike is conflicted between appeasing his father and following his dreams of becoming a dancer.
- Main article: Mike-Tina Relationship (Tike)
In Season Three, their relationship is still going strong, Tina admits losing her virginity to Mike, but it isn't clear if he lost his virginity to her, although Mike has never previously appeared to be in a relationship on the show. This season there is more conflict between Mike and Tina, for instance their small argument in Asian F where Mike comments on Tina's stutter. However they have made up by he end and lovingly embrace after we learn Mike got he part of 'Riff' from West Side Story. Also, in Hold on to Sixteen there is an argument where Tina calls Mike a 'coward' and as it appears Mike resented being called a coward, and Mike walks away leaving an obviously upset Tina as he says, "Maybe my dad was right and we shouldn't be together." This clearly gets to Tina as she reacts by confronting Mike's father Mike Chang Sr. This leads to yet another minor argument, but the couple sort it out when Mike Chang Sr. arrives at the sectionals performance during ABC and then later urges Mike to fulfill his dream and become a professional dancer. Mike Sr. made his decision mainly because of Tina's confrontation. This leaves Mike delighted, but the sudden realization of him being too late to fill dance school applications saddens him. Tina then admits she filled one in for him and this leaves Mike slightly tearful, and then he declares his love for Tina in front of his father, and Mike Chang Sr. gives what looks like his final approval of the couple.
In Season Four, Tina and Mike broke up their relationship over the summer break, but they still agreed to remain friends. However when Mike returned to help with the musical in The Role You Were Born to Play, Tina found it extremely awkward and difficult to be around him. After the musical in Glease, the two thought that perhaps calling off their relationship was too early to call, and that perhaps they should talk about their future.
Main article: Brittany-Mike Relationship (Bike)
In Mash-Up, it appears that Mike and Brittany had a some sort of relationship going on. When Mike decides to choose Glee over football, Brittany runs to give him a hug and is heard saying, "I love you." They also have many background moments and are often paired up together, most likely because of their similar dancing abilities. At one point, they are also thought to be having an affair with each other when they are practicing a routine for Sectionals in Season Two, but this proves to be false, according to Brittany.
Total = 18
- Solos (In a Group Number)
|Marry You||Furt||Artie, Brittany, Finn, Quinn, Rachel, Sam, and Tina|
- Solos (In a Group Number)
|It's All Over||Asian F||Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Puck, Santana, and Will|
|America||The First Time||Puck, Rory, Santana, and Tina|
|Red Solo Cup||Hold on to Sixteen||Finn, Puck, Quinn, Sam, and Tina|
|ABC||Kurt, Quinn, and Tina|
|Man in the Mirror||Artie, Blaine, Finn, Puck, and Sam|
|You Should Be Dancing||Saturday Night Glee-ver||Blaine and Brittany|
|What Makes You Beautiful||Prom-asaurus||Artie, Joe, Rory, and Sam|
|Paradise by the Dashboard Light||Nationals||Blaine, Brittany, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Puck, Rachel, and Santana|
- Back-up singing
|Song||Episode||Sung by||Backup with|
|Last Friday Night||Pot o' Gold||Blaine||Artie|
|Hot for Teacher||Mash Off||Puck||Blaine and Finn|
|The Rain in Spain||Choke||Finn and Puck||Blaine|
- Solos (In a Group Number)
|Homeward Bound/Home||Thanksgiving||Finn, Mercedes, Puck, Quinn and Santana|
- Getting to Know You (Audition) (With Tina)
- Billionaire (Audition)
- Sing! (Duets) (With Tina)
- Make 'Em Laugh (The Substitute) (With Will)
- P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) (Silly Love Songs) (With Artie)
- Bubble Toes (A Night of Neglect)
- I've Gotta Be Me (Born This Way) (With Finn)
- You Can't Stop the Beat (The Purple Piano Project) (With Tina and Brittany)
- Sexy and I Know It (The Spanish Teacher) (With Brittany and David)
- On the football team, his football number in Season One was #28, but was changed to #22 in Season Two.
- Despite being a series regular in Season Four, Mike only had speaking lines in five of his eight appearances throughout the season.
- Main article: Mike's Quotations
|Directors||Emma Pillsbury • Finn Hudson • Holly Holliday • Kurt Hummel • Rachel Berry • Sam Evans • Will Schuester|
|Members||Alistair • Jane Hayward • Madison McCarthy • Mason McCarthy • Myron Muskovitz • Spencer Porter|
|Alumni||Artie Abrams • Blaine Anderson • Brittany Pierce • Quinn Fabray • Finn Hudson • Kitty Wilde • Kurt Hummel • Mercedes Jones • Mike Chang • Noah Puckerman • Rachel Berry • Roderick Meeks • Sam Evans • Santana Lopez • Skylar • Tina Cohen-Chang • Unique Adams|
|Former Members||April Rhodes • Joe Hart • Jesse St. James • Lauren Zizes • Matt Rutherford • Rory Flanagan • Sugar Motta • Sunshine Corazon • Marley Rose • Jake Puckerman • Ryder Lynn|
|Related||New Directions Boys • New Directions Girls • Dalton Academy Warblers • Sue Sylvester • Dakota Stanley • Bassist • Drummer|