. . . made his Broadway debut in the ill-fated 1987 musical LATE NITE COMIC (featured in the new Brian Gari book, “We Bombed In New London”).
In New York he’s worked on and Off-Broadway (A HARD TIME TO BE SINGLE, SEX TIPS FOR MODERN GIRLS, IN GAY COMPANY & more) and at Lincoln Center.
He co-starred as Herbie in GYPSY (with TONY nominee Sally Mayes), Hucklebee in THE FANTASTICKS, Man 1 in Sondheim’s PUTTING IT TOGETHER, Edna Turnblad in 2 companies of HAIRSPRAY, and as Max Bialystock in 3 different companies of Mel Brooks’ THE PRODUCERS.
In Chicago Michael starred in the hit comedy SHEAR MADNESS, co-starred as Banjo in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (with TONY winner Andre de Shields) and as Guy Proclo in Terrence McNally’s THE RITZ (with Transparent’s Alexandra Billings). Soap fans may remember Michael as blind pianist-singer George Baldwin on CBS-TV’s GUIDING LIGHT.
He appeared with Barbara Cook and Patti LuPone in Paris and toured with Ms. LuPone in her nightclub act, THE ARGENTINA TURNER REVUE.
An accomplished conductor & music director as well, Michael divides his time between onstage and off including conducting the Broadway National Tours of AVENUE Q and TITANIC: THE MUSICAL, and the smash hit 2016 summer tour of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT. In addition he toured with Donny Osmond playing piano for Livent’s JOSEPH…
"MAC" was a Vocal Coach and accompanist in the Musical Theatre Departments at both PACE UNIVERSITY and NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY in New York City, and for ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES in Miami. A proud member of ACTOR'S EQUITY and SAG/AFTRA. He was the MAC AWARD winning host of the Facebook Live stream show PIANO BAR LIVE, and is this year's MAC AWARD winner for Singer Instrumentalist for his work in Cabaret and Piano Bar.