Selected directing credits: One Night Only: A Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS featuring Lea Delaria (The Loews Theatre, New Jersey), the off-Broadway production of CJ Thom's Eightballs: A Cocaine Comedy (The Lafayette Theatre), the world premier of six of the nine plays that make up Israel Horovitz's New Shortsfeaturing Lynn Cohen (The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row Theatres), Fiddler On The Roofin 2004, South Pacific in 2005, Grease in 2007, and Annie Get Your Gun in 2010 (all at Park Playhouse in Albany, NY), Birds In Church & Dirty Talk by Joe Pintauro (The Pantheon Theatre), Tongues by Sam Shepard (BRIC Studio), the 35th anniversary production of The Indian Wants The Bronx by Israel Horovitz (Gloucester Stage Company), Behind The Fence by Richard Stremme (Theater for the New City), the first New York revival of Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie? by Don Peterson (The Looking Glass Theatre), and the world premier of Complete Control (DUMBO Theatre eXchange), a workshop production of Next (The American Theatre of Actors), a production of an abridged version of The Hunger Arts (The 92nd Street Y), a staged reading ofMohammad's Radio (Bleecker Street Theatre), a book trailer for Jennifer L. Pozner'sReality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV entitled "Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn" (www.realitybitesbackbook.com), and the world premier of Next (HERE Arts Center) - all written by Stephen Gracia.
Michael is also a musician who has appeared on numerous independent releases and has toured most of the east coast as a drummer in several bands, at such notable venues as CBGB, The Continental, The Knitting Factory, The Pipeline, Don Hills, Coney Island High, The Charleston, The Trash Bar, The Midway Cafe, The Safari Lounge, Café Nine, The Living Room, L'amour, and The Tune Inn.
BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, 2004.
Michael is a founding member of Barefoot Theatre Company and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.