Michael is the Artistic Producer of Pacific Performance Project/East, a producing and training theatre company led by co-artistic directors and master teachers Robyn Hunt and Steve Pearson, with whom he has trained since 2002.
He was the founding artistic producer of One Coast Collaboration, an annual new play development lab designed to build bridges between national playwrights and Seattle based theatre artists for 10 years. OCC has been in partnership with ACT Theatre on the ACT|One Festival of New Plays and paired up with the UW School of Drama for the Seattle Theatres: Lost and Founded series.
Michael was a co-artistic director of Yale Cabaret (Cab 44) along with Sunder Ganglani, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Kate Attwell and managing director Matt Gutshick.
Michael was a founding co-artistic director of Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET), with whom he produced over twenty productions, from 2004-2009 and continues to collaborate with the company.