Michael is a New York based actor, voice artist, director, and producer. He grew up in Chicago prior to studying at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and obtaining his Masters in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Michael has performed throughout the country at companies including The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, Florida Studio Theatre, the Unicorn Theatre, and Texas Shakespeare Festival. On television he has appeared on shows including The Good Wife, Saturday Night Live, Rescue Me, Guiding Light, and All My Children. On film he has appeared in Pee Wee's Big Holiday and The Understudy.
Michael is also one of the founding members and the current Artistic Director of The Hyperion Theatre Company. Under Michael's leadership, the company has produced seven seasons of original commedia dell'arte which has toured from New York City to Chicago and Kansas City. The company has worked twice with Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan to bring Shakespeare productions from the United States to Italy. In addition, every production has partnered with charitable organizations to give back to the community. The Hyperion Theatre Company has worked to raise money for The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, The Jake Pastel Cancer Fund, The Breast Cancer Fund, Hope House, The U.S.O., Autism Speaks, and Emergency.
As a voice artist, Michael has produced over 50 audio book titles, available at Audible.com. Michael has worked with writers including JA Sanchez, Chris Adkins, Stacy Lynn Carroll, Shelley K Wall, Jamie Sheffield, and many others.
Michael lives in Astoria with his two dogs, Baxter and Joplin.