Recent: Can currently be seen in HBO’s Paterno, opposite Al Pacino, in the role of Guido D’Elia. Recently played Ed Norton in the new Broadway-hopeful musical of The Honeymooners at Paper Mill Playhouse.
Broadway: Glad Hand in the 2009 of West Side Story; Juror Number Five in Twelve Angry Men at the Roundabout; Gooper in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (with Ashley Judd/Jason Patric); Harry in Mamma Mia!; Rudolph Peterson in Judgement at Nuremberg; Ziggy in Side Man (also in West End and at Kennedy Center); Frank in Barrymore (with Christopher Plummer); Buzz (u/s and performed) in Love! Valour! Compassion!
Off-Broadway: Volpone (Red Bull), Any Given Monday (59E59), The Water Children (Playwrights Horizons), Escape from Happiness (Naked Angels).
Regional: The Things We Do For Love (Westport Country Playhouse), The Odd Couple (Dallas Theater Center), Anything Goes (North Shore Music Theatre), Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare Theatre, DC), Fox on the Fairway, The Pillowman, The Sunshine Boys (with Jack Klugman and Paul Dooley)and Inspecting Carol (all at George Street Playhouse). Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Nightingale (New York Stage and Film), Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (Paper Mill), Taming of the Shrew (Old Globe), The Dinner Party (Paper Mill/Coconut Grove), Buffalo Gal (Williamstown), Substance of Fire (Coconut Grove), Italian American Reconciliation, the dreamer examines his pillow, Two Rooms, and Hate Mail (all at Penguin Rep).
TV: Recurring as Judge Serani on “Law and Order: SVU”. Lots of the other “Law and Order” shows as well. “Blacklist,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Magic City,” “Alias,” “Hack,” “Deadline,” “Cosby.”
Film: Kissing Jessica Stein, The Night We Never Met, Jungle 2 Jungle, Borough of Kings.
Two years as Resident Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ (LORT C). Recent productions include Daddy Long Legs (George Street) , Nureyev’s Eyes (George Street/Delaware Theatre Company), Nora (Delaware Theatre Company), The Fabulous Lipitones and The Subject was Roses (both at George Street), numerous benefit readings for non-profit theatre organizations in NYC (most recently Matt Hoverman’s The Glint at MTC’s Friedman Theater with Jean Smart, Beau Bridges, Michael McKean and Cecily Strong for Opening Act).
Michael has been coaching and teaching privately for over 20 years, as well as teaching in several training programs including the Atlantic Theater Company’s Acting School (current faculty), University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts), Naked Angels Theatre School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts.