Michael is the Artistic Director of Los Angeles’ award-winning Celebration Theatre. Recent Directing credits include: The Boy From Oz (Ovation Award, LADCC Award, Best Director), Rotterdam (LADCC Award Best Production, Stage Raw award for Best Production (win) and Best Director, nom Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Director of the Year, Scenie Award, BWW nom, Best Director) The View Upstairs (BWW award, Best Director) Never Ever Land, Sucker Punch, Too Heavy for Your Pocket, The Next Fairy Tale, [title of show], Rent.
Acting roles include: The Producers (Roger DeBris) (Ovation Nom. Supporting Actor), Fences (Troy; Ovation, LADCC Nominations), BootyCandy (LADCC nom, Ovation, Stage Raw Win), The Color Purple (Mister; Ovation award), Steel (Ovation Award), Master Harold and the Boys ( NAACP theatre award nom), The Producers, Intimate Apparel (NAACP Theatre Award), Choir Boy (NAACP nom), Matilda and Shout Sister Shout. Broadway/Regional credits include: Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan, The Seafarer, Little Shop of Horrors, Caroline, or Change, Whipping Man. TV: Why Women Kill, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Soul Man, Hot In Cleveland, Wizards of Waverly Place, Monk, Criminal Minds, NCIS.