In 2004, Michael co-founded Really Inventive Stuff. In 2004, he also made his solo orchestra debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
In the 19-20 season, Michael makes his debut with the Colorado Music Festival (Peter and the Wolf), Southeast Iowa Symphony (Peter and the Wolf), and Deertrees Theatre (The Story of Babar, Green Eggs and Ham).
Also this season, he returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra (The Life and Times of Beethoven), Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Peter and the Wolf, Toy Symphony), Jacksonville Symphony (Peter and the Wolf), Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (The Life and Times of Beethoven). and Symphony in C (The Life and Times of Beethoven).
As a member of Really Inventive Stuff, he has performed family concerts with orchestras internationally (Singapore), in England (Airedale), in Canada (Regina, Victoria and Winnipeg), and around the United States (Annapolis, Allentown, Charlotte, Delaware, Des Moines, Detroit, Harrisburg, Hartford, Illinois, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Kennett, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Missoula, the National Symphony, New Haven, Newark, Philadelphia, Portland, Princeton, Richardson, Richmond, Saint Louis, Santa Rosa, Symphony in C, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Texarkana, Tulane University, Utah, and the Westchester Philharmonic).
Michael's many orchestra performances also include Beyond the Score presentations with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Beethoven 5, Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and Prokofiev 5), the National Symphony Orchestra (Shostakovich 4) and the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra (Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Tchaikovsky 5 and Beethoven 5).
He studied Theatre at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He is also a graduate of the Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) at the University of Delaware, and co-founder of ReallyInventiveStuff.com.
~Bio as of August 2019
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