About Michael

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Height: 5’11   Weight: 150 lbs.   Eyes: Silver   Hair: Brown   Voice: Tenor

Michael has performed in over 60 theatrical productions. Full list can be found here. He is currently employed as Sr. Principal Product Manager - Photo Books, Calendars & Prints at Shutterfly, Inc.

Education

  • M.F.A. - Acting - Michigan State University, 1996 ( degree pending completion of a class)

  • B.A. - Studio Art - Kent State University, 1993

Related Experience

  • Acting instructor - South Bay Musical Theatre Workshops, 2019

  • Unnamed Film - Singer/Chief's Son - Actor in the film by John Koral, 2018

  • Synthesis - Magician/Actor - Actor in the film by John Koral, 2013

  • Mercutio - Romeo and Juliet - Thunder Bay Theater, 1996

  • Hamlet - Hamlet - Thunder Bay Theater, 1996

  • Film/Television Workshop - Actor - Acting for film and television workshop with screen and stage actress and director Marilyn McIntyre, 1995

  • Industrial Film - Hotel Manager - Industrial film for Marriott Hotels produced by The Casting Group, INC, 1995

  • The Inspector General - Hlestakov - Acting workshop with Arkady Kats, director and head of the Vakhtangov Theatre of Moscow, 1993

  • Bread and Puppet Theatre - Actor/Singer - Performed with the Bread and Puppet Theatre tour as a puppeteer, actor and singer at Kent State, 1993

  • Clueburger with Cheese - Actor - Performed in the Disgruntled Mimes improve/sketch troupe

  • Killer Nerd - Extra - Actor/dancer in the film by Riot Pictures, 1992

  • Alpha Psi Omega - Theatre Honorary - Member of the theatre fraternity, 1992-1993

  • Musical Theatre Artists Association - Treasurer - Kent State University, 1992-1993

  • Romeo and Juliet Benefit - Romeo - Actor/dancer for the Cleveland Ballet's benefit dinner and theatre night, 1988

  • Nutcracker Model - Nutcracker - Model for the Cleveland Ballet doing print work and public appearances as the Nutcracker, 1987-1988

Recognition

  • TBA Awards Recommended Production - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - South Bay Musical Theatre - 2019

  • TBA Awards Finalist for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role in a Musical - The Duke - Big River - South Bay Musical Theatre - 2019

  • ERMA Award winner - Best Actor - The Will Rogers Follies - West Valley Light Opera Musical Theatre Company - 2019

  • TBA Awards Recommended Production - The Bridges of Madison County - South Bay Musical Theatre - 2017 

  • Drama-Logue: Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre winner: Performance - Robert Sideway/Davey Collins - Our Country's Good - Pasadena Shakespeare Company - 1997

  • Thespie Award winner - Best Actor - Max - Lend Me a Tenor - Michigan State University - 1995

  • Irene Ryan Nomination - Max - Lend Me a Tenor - Michigan State University - 1995

  • Thespie Award winner - Best Actor - Tony - West Side Story - Michigan State University - 1994

  • Perfect Attendance - Four years perfect attendance at Holy Name High School

Skills

  • Guitar playing

  • Stage combat

  • Various dialects

  • Kendo black belt shodan

  • Mime and mask work

  • Rope spinning

  • Dance (modern, jazz, tap)

  • Drawing, painting, sculpture, design

Michael has been a Product Manager at Shutterfly, Yahoo!, eHealth, Citysearch & LowerMyBills.