He directed the world premieres of Eric Bentley’s Round Two, James Carroll Pickett’s Bathhouse Benediction and the Off Broadway solo pieces, The Porcelain Penelope Freak Show and Elevator Sex

He has written more than a dozen produced plays including  Myron, Barriers, Blessings and is the co-writer of the screenplay Nine Lives, based on his original play, Complications.

Michael is the recipient of multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards and  Humanitarian awards. He has been funded by the LA Cultural Affairs Department receiving the prestigious C.O.L.A. Award