In 2004, Michael co-founded Really Inventive Stuff. In 2004, he also made his solo orchestra debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
In the 16-17 season, Michael makes his debuts with the Regina Symphony Orchestra in Canada (Peter and the Wolf), the Imperial Symphony Orchestra (Dvorak's New World), the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Symphony (Green Eggs and Ham, The Sneetches), the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (Peter and the Wolf, The Toy Symphony), the Missoula Symphony (The Story of Babar, Tubby the Tuba), the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (Peter and the Wolf, The Toy Symphony), and the Lake George Music Festival (The Story of Babar).
This season, he returns to the Victoria Symphony in Canada (The Story of Babar), Seattle Symphony Orchestra (Green Eggs and Ham, The Toy Symphony), Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (Green Eggs and Ham), Richmond Symphony Orchestra (Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra), Princeton Symphony Orchestra (The Story of Babar), Symphony in C (Peter and the Wolf), and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (Tubby the Tuba, The Composer is Dead).
As a member of Really Inventive Stuff, he has performed family concerts with orchestras internationally (Singapore), in Canada (Victoria and Winnipeg), and around the United States (Annapolis, Charlotte, Delaware, Des Moines, Detroit, Harrisburg, Hartford, Illinois, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Kennett, Lincoln, Milwaukee, the National Symphony, New Haven, Philadelphia, Portland, Princeton, Richardson, Richmond, Saint Louis, Symphony in C, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Texarkana, Tulane University, Utah, and the Westchester Philharmonic).
Michael's many orchestra performances also include Beyond the Score presentations with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Beethoven 5, Bartok’s The Miraculous Mandarin, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and Prokofiev 5), the National Symphony Orchestra (Shostakovich 4) and the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra (Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Tchaikovsky 5 and Beethoven 5).
He studied Theatre at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He is also a graduate of the Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) at the University of Delaware, and co-founder of ReallyInventiveStuff.com.