Michael is the Executive Producer of a number of new musicals, including: Daddy Long Legs the new musical by John Caird and Paul Gordon, having played 15 cities across the United States, as well as Tokyo, London and Royal Manitoba Theatre in Canada; Séance on a Wet Afternoon the new opera by Stephen Schwartz, Opera Santa Barbara, New York City Opera; My Fairytale, a musical about Hans Christian Andersen by Stephen Schwartz (American Premiere); The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman devised and directed by David Zippel, Rubicon Theatre Company/59E59 Off-Broadway(2012 DRAMA DESK AWARD for BEST REVIEW).
UPCOMING: Little Miss Scrooge a modern re-telling of A Christmas Carol by John Caird, Sam Caird and Paul Gordon ( World Premiere, Dec 2013) and Abyssinia: Praise Singer, a musical at Hackney Empire in London in 2014.
RECENT: Producer of the 50th Anniversary revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway starring Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas (8 Tony Award Nominations, including BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL 2011). PIPPIN at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London 2011-12.
The Food Chain by Nicky Silver at the Westside Theater directed by Robert Falls and starring Hope Davis and Phyllis Newman; AVOW by Bill C. Davis (Mass Appeal) at the Century Theater; tick, tick…BOOM!, by Jonathan Larson directed by Scott Schwartz, at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles following its successful run at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, CA; I, Do, I Do at Queens Theater in the Park with Donna McKechnie, My Antonia, an adaptation of the Willa Cather novel by Scott Schwartz at Rubicon Theatre Company and Pacific Resident Theatre Company in Los Angeles (2008 LA Weekly Nominee, Best Production). Concurrently, Michael produced the World Premiere of It’s Only Life (2008 LA Ovation Award: Best Book/Music/Lyrics of an original work), by John Bucchino (A Catered Affair) directed by Daisy Prince (2008 Santa Barbara Independent Award: Best Director), with vocal arrangements by Jason Robert Brown at Rubicon Theatre Company.
Michael is managing partner of WitzEnd Productions, LLC with Marvin Kahan and Jeffrey Grove and is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute’s Producing Seminar, class of 1996. He continues to serve as Rubicon Theatre’s Director of New Work and currently enjoys his “day job” as a physician at The Farber Center, NYC’s first freestanding state-of-the-art radiation oncology practice.
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