Michael is an actor and teaching artist, whose research investigates the intersection between Grotowski’s Art as Vehicle and community action. As an actor, his NY/Regional credits include: NYSF/Public Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Portland Stage Company, LATC, Z Space, Hangar Theater, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Hippodrome Theatre as a resident company member.
As an associate artist with Theater Mitu, he has appeared in A Dreamplay (United Arab Emirates), Juárez: A Documentary Mythology (Mexico/UAE/Lebanon), HEARTPIECE (Mongolia), and Hamlet / Ur Hamlet (UAE). Alongside other company members, he has conducted various global research initiatives in Japan, India, Mongolia, and the Middle East. He has also served as a program coordinator and teacher for various Mitu international training intensives in both India and New York.
Michael has served on faculty at the NYU Graduate Actor Training Program, Shakespeare Society, Stella Adler Conservatory, in addition to teaching workshops in Kenya, Mexico, Egypt, UAE, Japan, Mongolia, and India. His awards and recognition include: the NEA Arts Works grant and a Fulbright Fellowship to examine the relationship between a shaman and an actor in Mongolia.
He is a proud member of the Grand Unicorn Experiment at Mark Fisher Fitness, a guest artist of the Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowksi and Thomas Richards, and the co-founder of the Patrick Page Studio in New York City.
Michael is the founder of the Great Globe Foundation and the Dadaab Theater Project. The work of the Great Globe Foundation has facilitated artistic collaborations with the UNHCR (United Nations High Council for Refugees), US State Department, Save the Children, and Filmaid International.
Michael holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Cincinnati (CCM) and is a Fulbright Scholar (Mongolia).
RemnantHamlet/UR-HamletJuárez: A Documentary MythologyHeartpieceAhraishakA Dream Play