After spending 22 years as a working and teaching professional in New York City, Michael decided to follow his instincts and try living and working in Paris.
Michael is currently teaching several different disciplines in Europe.
Musical Theatre Techniques
With the help of his collaborator Marion Martelin and guided by the original creator Stephen Schwartz, Michael is in the midst of bringing the beloved Broadway musical PIPPIN to France. He is the director and choreographer. He also opened France’s 1st American Musical Theatre Academy. His students have been cast as performers at the world famous Crazy Horse, tours, and moved on to London’s top schools.
Michael is also a singer/storyteller in Paris. He has sold out some of Paris’ most popular jazz clubs (Cave 38 and Cafe Universel) with his jazz concerts.
As a performer, Michael has performed all over the world. His 1st professional job was dancing in the acclaimed European production of West Side Story. His other credits include Anything Goes, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol, amoung others. Most recently, he was thrilled to portray Patrick in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens directed by Bill Russell. Michael also worked closely with Tony Award Winner Ann Reinking in the workshop productions of Chicago for Broadway/Encores, Applause for Papermill Playhouse/National Tour and Bye, Bye Birdie for ABC-TV.
As a teacher, Michael has taught at Marymount Manhattan College (Musical Theatre Program), The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Intergrated Program), Ballet Hispanico, Dance Masters of America, Studio Harmonic(Paris), Madrid Dance Center (Madrid), Stage International de Danse (Liege), amoung many others.