In 2004, Michael co-founded Really Inventive Stuff. In 2004, he also made his solo orchestra debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
In the 17-18 season, Michael makes his debuts with the Santa Rosa Symphony (Green Eggs and Ham, Tubby the Tuba), and the Temple Symphony Orchestra (Peter and the Wolf, The Toy Symphony).
This season, he returns to the Detroit Symphony (Peter and the Wolf), Richmond Symphony Orchestra (Peter and the Wolf), Allentown Symphony Orchestra (The Life and Times of Beethoven), New Haven Symphony Orchestra (The Story of Babar), Princeton Symphony Orchestra (Peter and the Wolf), and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (Peter and the Wolf).
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.