Michael works as a SAG-AFTRA/AEA actor in both theatre and film. He has played leading roles with TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage Company, Traveling Jewish Theatre, Word for Word, B Street Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Central Works, Ubuntu Theater Project, AlterTheater, and the Teatro di Cestello in Florence, Italy, among others. His feature film credits include Being Us (opposite Alanna Ubach), Quitters (with Saffron Burrows), and White Tiger Legend. He has worked as a voice and/or motion capture actor on the video games The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, BioShock Infinite, and Mafia 3. Michael has also worked as a film and theatre producer, director, and casting director.  Producing credits include: Being Us, a feature film, which received distribution through Gravitas Ventures; the pilot episode for Finding The One, which he wrote and directed; the documentary Resurrecting Love, with author China Galland and actor/producer Nate Parker; Savasana, a short film which was seen at festivals all over the world; Sam Shepard’s play Fool for Love, in Seattle, Washington; and he is the Founder and Producing Director of the Ohlone College Playwrights Festival. As a director, Michael's production of Dog Sees God was a regional finalist at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He also received a Meritorious Achievement Award in Direction from Kennedy Center ACTF for Jesus Christ Superstar and directed the professional regional premiere of Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical at San Jose Stage Company. Michael holds a BA in Drama from UC Irvine, an MFA in Acting from the University of Washington, and studied many years with actor/director Cliff Osmond in Los Angeles. He has taught at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, San Francisco Acting Academy at Beau Bonneau Casting, Napa Valley College, Pacific Union College, University of Washington, Zhejiang Academy of Art (China), Liaoning Normal University (China), Dalian Art College (China), and is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at Ohlone College.

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