Since 2002, Michael’s supertitles have been used in more than a thousand different productions with hundreds of organizations spanning almost all fifty of the United States, multiple Canadian provinces, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some of his more than 250 clients include Opera Philadelphia, Los Angeles Opera, The Philadelphia Orchestra, New Orleans Opera, Atlanta Opera, Scottish Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Opera, the Spoleto Festival USA, Cape Town Opera, and the Symphony Orchestra of India.
Michael has created groundbreaking supertitle sets for musically intricate new works such as John Luther Adams’s Vespers of the Blessed Earth and Hannibal Lokumbe’s Healing Tones for The Philadelphia Orchestra, and modern operas with unusual supertitle needs such as p r i s m for Los Angeles Opera and Elizabeth Cree for Opera Philadelphia. His custom aria/scene program compilations have been used for concerts by such distinguished artists as Placido Domingo and Renée Fleming.
Michael’s stage direction experiences have included such operas as Don Giovanni , La Cenerentola, L’Elisir d’Amore,Carmen, Falstaff , Le nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, Gianni Schicchi , Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Impresario, Trouble in Tahiti , The Old Maid and the Thief, and Le Villi.
Michael attended Westminster Choir College, and holds a Master’s in Music Theory from Stephen F. Austin State University.