“Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.”― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
A bit about me...
My Fair Lady.
Other People's Money
The Wedding Singer
After a thirty-year career as an actor, which included Evita and Sweet Charity on Broadway and the honor of being the thirty-fifth Narrator in the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, Michael moved to the other side of the table and began the second half of his career as a director. Since making the transition to directing, he's helmed nearly seventy productions. Those productions include Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Miss Saigon, Aida, The Wedding Singer, The Most Happy Fella, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Gypsy, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, The Fantasticks, Carousel, Oklahoma, Stand By Your Man, A Wonderful Life, Peter Pan, The Producers, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, Ring of Fire, Little Night Music, Mamma Mia and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Also included in his credits are several plays: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Driving Miss Daisy, Lend Me A Tenor, The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can't Take it with You, Same Time Next Year After-Play (Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia) A Christmas Carol (The John Jakes version), The Graduate and Other People's Money. He has directed and taught at The University of the Arts, Wright State University, and Ohio Northern University. He also served as Artistic Director of The West Virginia Theatre. He considers himself incredibly blessed to have worked, as an actor, with some of the industry's legendary directors (Bob Fosse, Harold Prince, Albert Marre) Their passion and insight inspired him to embark on this journey.