Michael is a New York City based composer/bassist/performer. He has composed scores for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theater Club and The Atlantic Theater Company. His work has been developed at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Conference, SPACE @ Ryder Farm and New York Stage & Film. Past productions include his one-man musical, The Booty Call, which debuted Off-Broadway at TBG Theater, and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at The Public Theater, for which he wrote the music and played the role of Antonio.
Michael’s symphonic pieces have been performed by orchestras around the country including The Louisville Orchestra, The Williamsburg Symphony, The Evansville Philharmonic, The Ridgefield Symphony and The Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. He also co-founded CDZA, a YouTube music collective (36 million views) which headlined at the YouTube Music Awards alongside Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire. As a bassist, Michael has performed around the world in a diverse array of musical settings. From 2015–16 he was the bassist on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Michael sits on the board of NPR's From the Top and teaches at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute. He studied bass at Juilliard and the Interlochen Arts Academy.