Director, Actor, Teacher
Michael is a New York City based director and actor. As a Director, Michael has worked in Bergen, Norway where he directed a new Norwegian translation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Other directing credits include Curtains by Kander and Ebb at The Village Light Opera Group, NYC, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang and An Infinite Ache by David Schulner for the 2016 Actors Studio Repertory Season, Brigadoon at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center and Urinetown and Seussical at The Theatre Arts Center. He directed a world premiere of Where a Certain Future by James Howard Carr at Northern Michigan University. Michael is a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Director Award for his work in Wimberley at The Mid-town International Theatre Festival and a member of The Playwriting and Directing Workshop at The Actors Studio. As an actor, Michael has toured Europe in the European Tour of Hair, performed at the Kennedy Center Gala with Elaine Stritch and Marvin Hamlisch and has appeared in numerous Broadway Bares. He was a guest panelist on the talk show Chat Zone for HBO Zone and has been featured in numerous commercials and print ads. Michael has an MFA in Directing from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and a BFA from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. He is a proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and an associate member of SDC.