Michael hails from the East Coast (born in NJ) where he received his training at Rutgers University and The Mason Gross School of the Arts. While still in school, he joined Actors' Equity when he was cast by Crossroads Theatre, the Tony Award-winning regional company. Theatre credits include: the long-running off-Broadway whodunit "Perfect Crime"; the world premiere of the musical adaptation "Great Expectations" written by John Jakes and Mel Marvin (originating the role of Jaggers); and the Florida Orchestra concert version tour of "The Music Man". Having lived in NY, Florida, and Los Angeles, Michael has worked in TV, feature films, commercials (Disneyland, Verizon), radio voice-overs, print ads (American Express), Internet spots, and live events. More recently, Michael has taken time to concentrate on writing for the stage and screen and has won a Second Place Award and achieved Finalist and Semifinalist status in several international writing competitions and Film Festivals for his plays and screenplays.