Michael was nominated for the Ovation Award (L.A.’s Tony Award) for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ray in Lone Star with Don Swayze. That same year he starred in another Ovation Award nominated play: A Gift From Heaven with Beth Grant. He was also named Backstage West’s Stage Spot Performer for his turn as Pony in Eric Bogosian’s Suburbia, and received critical acclaim for his performance as Tommy in the John Patrick Shanley play The Dreamer Examines His Pillow. On television he has worked with George Clooney, Donal Logue, and Kevin Corrigan. Most recently he played one of the lead roles in the film Mayor Cupcake, opposite Lea Thompson and Judd Nelson. As a musician and songwriter Michael has produced and played drums in many successful touring bands.
He is very passionate about teaching at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.