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 just recently opened France’s 1st American Musical Theatre Academy (The Broadway In Paris Academy) and also teaches Theatre Dance (Broadway Jazz) and Tap at Studio Harmonic in Paris. Inspired by his great teacher Betty Buckley, Michael stepped into the world of jazz and has become a popular jazz singer in Paris. He and his jazz trio have sold-out some of Paris’ most popular jazz clubs.
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.
While in the States, Michael was an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College (Musical Theatre Program) and has also taught The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Intergrated Program), Ballet Hispanico, Dance Masters of America, Madrid Dance Center (Madrid), Stage International de Danse (Beligium) and among many others.