Michael is a Resident Artist at Artists Rep since 2008 and has been a part of well over 40 productions with this outstanding company. His acting credits include Indecent, 1984, Doll’s House, Part 2, Everybody, Small Mouth Sounds, Magellanica, An Octoroon, Marjorie Prime, Trevor, Mothers and Sons, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Price, The Playboy of the Western World, Tribes, Blithe Spirit, The Quality of Life, Mistakes Were Made, Ten Chimneys, Red Herring, Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Christmas Carol, God Of Carnage, Superior Donuts, Design For Living, Holidazed, Becky’s New Car, Three Sisters, Eurydice, Orson’s Shadow, Mr. Marmalade, Theater District, Present Laughter, and Love! Valour! Compassion!.
With Artists Rep, Michael has directed The Importance of Being Earnest, The Understudy, Intimate Apparel, and Mistakes Were Made. Local credits include work with Portland Shakespeare Project, Portland Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Portland, Profile Theatre, Northwest Classical, Miracle Theatre, triangle productions!, TygresHeart Shakespeare, Portland Center Stage, A Contemporary Theatre, New Rose, Portland Rep NYC: Revolving Shakespeare Co., Theatre 1010, Lincoln Center/Clark StudioTheatre,
Genesius Guild, The Barrow Group. Regional work includes: PlayOn Shakespeare Company, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, PCPA Theatrefest, Paper Mill Playhouse, Saint Michael’s Playhouse, Penobscot Theatre, Arkansas Rep, First Stage Milwaukee, Idaho Rep, Attic Theater, and Wisconsin, Utah, and Berkeley Shakespeare Festivals.
Michael received a BFA from Wayne State University and an MFA from the University of Washington’s PATP. He is the Artistic Director of Portland Shakespeare Project, and a member of Actors’ Equity Association and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Michael teaches acting privately and is an instructor on staff with Portland Actors Conservatory