Originally from Montreal, Michael grew up in the Toronto area and studied musical theater at Sheridan College. Upon graduating he landed his first roles at Canada's prestigious Stratford Festival, in productions of West Side Story and Dracula. He went on to play Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables at The Charlottetown Festival. He was part of the world premiere of the french version of Chicago at Place Des Arts in Montreal and at the Casino de Paris in Paris. Most recent highlights include Sparky in Forever Plaid and Allan Menken and David Spencer's The Apprentice of Duddy Kravitz directed by Austin Pendleton at the Segal Center. Other credits include: Adam in Neil Labute’s The Shape of Things, Benny in Lies My Father Told Me with the legendary Theodore Bikel, Lamb in Bryden Macdonald’s Divinity Bash (9 lives), Tranio in The Taming of The Shrew.
Film and television credits include: CBC comedy The Ninth , Roland Emmerich’s Midway, ICI Radio Canada’s Mémoires Vives, Discovery's A Stranger In My Home, episodes of CBC’s The Listener, 18 to Life and Sophie. He had a recurring principal role in Durham County with Laurence Leboeuf, and also appeared in Steven Gaghan's Abandon starring Katie Holmes, Head in the Clouds with Charlize Theron, and Nearest to Heaven with Catherine Deneuve. He has been in various short films such as Sucker Punch, Imaginary Love; Sex, Change and Everything. Michael co-starred in the feature film My Name is Sandy with Elisabetta Fantone. Michael is continuously challenging himself as a storyteller and has been training with Jock Macdonald at Straeon formerly known as Carter Thor Studios East.
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Acting Reel 2015
voice type: lyric tenor that can sing classical, pop, rock, folk, music theater to jazz standards.
He is currently a member of the group Bailamos!, a non stop Latin cross over musical experience performed with breath taking vocals and stunning visuals.
Michael provides entertainment services as a singer and pianist, for various events, including weddings, corporate parties, cabarets, and fundraisers etc.
Michael is a singer songwriter from Montreal Canada. Music has always been a huge part of his life. Family gatherings in northern Quebec would involve singing, his uncles playing guitar, and grandpa on the Hawaiian lap steel. Michael grew up listening to his mother singing to her favourite records, and to his father doing some of his own crooning and dancing. Music in this family is a legacy.
Michael took up piano at the age of 5 starting off on a garage sale organ his mom bought him and he learned to play it by ear. At 13 he sang with his brothers rock band. In High School he was exposed to choral and classical music, which sharpened his musical skills and took him on a tour to Europe. Melodies always stirring within, Michael started composing music from that time on.
Michael recorded his first solo album Unmade Bed. An inspiring process led by his producer, engineer and drummer Fred Bouchard. Recorded and mixed at Michel Pépin’s Studio Frissons which has housed artists like Rufus and Martha Wainwright, The McGarrigles, Jean-Leloup, and more recently associated with Grammy award winning Arcade Fire. Other creative sessions were held at Pierre Marchand’s ( Sarah McLachlan, Royal Wood etc.) studio. Ben Wilkins also lent his talents with string and brass arrangements on some of the songs on the album.