Famous Broadway Shows
Michael has spent more than 30 continuous years performing in several Broadway shows, including “Miss Saigon”, “Les Miserables”, “Dream Girls”, “West Side Story”, “Song and Dance”, “On the Twentieth Century”, “The Act”, “Singin’ in the Rain”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Nine”, “The Tap Dance Kid”, “Man of La Mancha”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “All That Jazz”, “South Pacific”, “They’re Playing Our Song”, “The Threepenny Opera”, “Can-Can”, and others. He has also frequently performed at Carnegie Hall, as well as on the Today Show, the Tonight Show, and Good Morning America.
Other Popular Acts
Michael has appeared in the Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Bolshoi Orchestra, the Joffrey Ballet, the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, and as an orchestra member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In addition, he has performed with Pope Benedict XVI at Yankee Stadium. Michael also worked with Francis Ford Coppola on the hit film, Apocalypse Now.
Currently Michael is an Afro-Cuban music devotee, having found clave as a core to all kinds of music, whether it is Beethoven or Frank Sinatra. In addition to his teaching practice, Michael leads his band, Foreign Exchange, his first venture as a jazz pianist.