Michael’s News

  • Escape to Margarittaville

    Heading back to the Amazing Woodstock Theatre to direct this fun show this summer in July!

  • Directing at French Woods

    Looking forward to directing a musical in Aug at the renowned French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts!

  • Little Red Light Theatre

    Beyond thrilled to announce the launch of our new theatre company with the amazing David Carl. Our mission is to explore non commercial small musical theatre in NYC exploring Queer/Jewish themes. Past productions include Hello Again and Thrill Me: the Leopold & Loeb Story and Infinite Ache by David Schulner and Jewish in an Hour […]

  • Legally Blonde

    So excited to announce that I’ll be directing this wonderful little show for Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth MA this coming July!

Michael is a New York City based director and actor and theatre educator. 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. Michael Produced/Directed Hello Again by Michael John LaChiusa ,Thrill Me: the Leopold & Loeb Story by Stephen Dolginoff and An Infinite Ache by David Schulner for his new off off Broadway theatre company Little Red Light Theatre. He recently directed/choreographed All Kinds of People which toured NYC schools this past winter. Other directing credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Big Bang for Actors Theatre of Indiana. Curtains, By Jupiter for The Village Light Opera Company. At Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center Michael directed Prom Queen the Musical (US Premiere) Guys and Dolls, Meet Me in St Louis, Brigadoon, Rent and On the Town. He directed a world premiere devised  play Finding Home at Northern Michigan University. Michael is a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Director Award for his work in Wimberley at The Midtown International Theatre Festival and winner of Best Director Award 2019 at The Strawberry Festival , NYC for his work directing Opportunity . Michael is a member of The Playwriting and Directing Workshop at The Actors Studio.

Michael is currently an adjunct Professor at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC directing/teaching in the Acting Department. 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.

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 SDC. https://littleredlighttheatre.com

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