Locally, Michael has directed productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University, Ashland High School, Oregon Cabaret Theater, and the Ashland New Plays Festival. He has also directed at Capital Rep, Palace Theater, Lexington Conservatory, Liberty State Company, among others. He is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers. As an actor, Michael has been at OSF for 28 seasons. He has performed at the American Conservatory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep, Kennedy Center, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Hartford Stage, Guthrie Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. With his writing partners Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, Michael wrote DOG PARK and THEY CAME FROM WAY OUT THERE! (OCT, Milwaukee Rep, Artists Rep) and is currently working with them on MARVELLINI'S MAGIC MANSION and an Irish Christmas musical, PARCEL FROM AMERICA, both of which will be produced next year in Charlotte, Orlando, Milwaukee, and Chicago.