Michael was a company member in the Tony-nominated, Olivier Award-winning Broadway production of Stanley at Circle In The Square. He appeared in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Counsellor-At-Law* starring John Rubinstein at the Theatre at St. Clement's. Other New York credits include Emperor Franz Joseph in Youngblood's production of City of Dreams, selected as best-of-fest at last summer's Midtown International Theatre Festival, and a role he reprised at the Broadway/USA reading directed by Chris Smith; Haakon Werle in Ibsen's The Wild Duck at The Century Center; General Jacob Hurd Smith in Theater for The New City's A Howling Wilderness directed by Don Price; Spinoza Dacosta in a William M. Hoffman workshop production of Cornbury; and Bondarevsky in Keith Ruddin's adaptation of Nabokov's Black Snow.
*Winner of two 2005 Lucille Lortel awards -- Best Revival and Best Actor (John Rubinstein) -- nominated for two and winner of one Obie -- Best Director (Dan Wackerman) and nominated for one Drama League and three Outer Critics Circle awards.
In addition to full productions, Michael has participated in countless staged and table readings of plays under development at venues that included SecondStages, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Women's Project, Rattlestick Theater, Working Theater, The Players Club, Lark Play Development Center and The William Morris Agency and can be seen regularly at readings of The Shaw Project.
Regional credits include a workshop production of Jack Heifner's Jumping for Joy at the Key West Theater Festival directed by Thomas Caruso and Dr. Kelekian in Wit at Stageworks in Hudson, New York. He has also spent a season with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, appeared in productions at Mill Mountain Theater, White River Theater Festival and numerous regional theaters throughout the country.
Michael played the potentially recurring character of Mayor Hinckley in the pilot, Lunatic Theater, created by Alan and Barry Marder for the FX channel, a show Jerry Seinfeld had a hand in developing. He was cast in the co-starring role of Bosley in a 30-part award-winning series for Chinese television entitled A War of China's Fate that aired as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of The People's Republic of China. He has appeared on Law & Order SVU and was the New York Judge who performed the marriage ceremony for Brian and Dixie in his chambers in a flashback sequence on All My Children.
Michael appeared as Councilman Riddick in the feature film Fortunes (with Tony Hale, James Urbaniak, and Michael McGlone). Other films include Reverse Shot, The Power of Karmic Concentration and Kill The Baby Boomers.
You may remember Michael as the sleazy doctor in the series of MTV promos; the lawnmowing suburbanite in the Hawaiian shirt for Real China Tea; and the gangster trying to heist the bread in Bouyea's Bakery.
Michael did numerous voiceover spots in the Boston/New England marketplace, including a Silver Microphone award-winning commercial for Porcupine Graphics.