Intimate Apparel

Biography

Michael's west coast stage credits include Sight Unseen, The Unvarnished Truth, The Substance of Fire, Castaway, Dylan, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.  

His Chicago credits include Unfinished Business, The Radio Play, Pie: New Plays in Your Face, and Breaking the Code.  

Michael currently resides in New York City. Recent Off-Broadway and regional credits include Opus and the premiere of At A Loss (later renamed Handle with Care) at Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, the American premiere of Kevin Rice's Oblomov at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, the premiere of Saviana Stanescu's Ants at New Jersey Repertory, the New York City premiere of A Splintered Soul at West 43rd Street's Theater Three, First Maria's Italian and American production of Hamlet at Teatro Circulo in the East Village, both Conor McPherson's The Night Alive and the Southwestern Premiere of Book-It Repertory's adaptation of DH Lawrence's Novel Lady Chatterley's Lover at Fusion Theatre Company in New Mexico, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at The Hangar Theatre, Intimate Apparel at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, A Christmas Carol at The Arts Center Of Coastal Carolina, Craig Lucas’ adaptation of Miss Julie at Rattlestick Playwrights’ Theatre and a one-person performance in the premiere of Donald Yonker's Deer Season at both New Jersey Repertory and The Players’ Loft in Greenwich Village.

From 2008 to 2011, Michael served as an Artist-in-Residence and Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University.  His credits in the Schwartz Performing Arts Center’s 2008 – 2011 seasons include the regional American premieres of God’s Ear, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, and The History Boys, as well as The Government Inspector, directed by Richard Hamburger, Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play,  Our Town and Moliere's The Learned Ladies. In the winter of 2011, he directed Cornell students in a studio production of The Author’s Voice by Richard Greenberg.

Our TownIn the summer of 2010, Michael and Professor Melanie Dreyer-Lude led a group of undergraduates from Cornell on a service-learning trip to Africa.  There, they conducted theatre workshops for students and refugees throughout Uganda, and initiated a collaboration with Ndere, a professional performing arts company in Kampala.

His television credits include Seinfeld, Saved by the Bell and Law & Order.   

He received his BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and additional training from the Yale School of Drama, American Conservatory Theatre, and UCLA.  Post conservatory, he studied with private instructors Milton Katselas, Jeffrey Tambor, Nina Foch, Nikolai Guzov and Patsy Rodenburg.

Michael grew up in Southern California and in Vancouver, British Columbia; to this day, he retains some Canadian manners.  As a child, he performed magic shows for rich people, was forced to learn Israeli army tactics at his summer camp, and was doted upon by a Jewish mother who constantly misplaced her false teeth.  Because of strange things like this, he was left with no choice but to become an actor.  

He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.