Michael has appeared in several Auckland Theatre Company productions including: The Duchess of Malfi,
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Rocky Horror Show, Travesties, Waiting for Godot and the title role in
Goldie. Directing credits include Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, The Merchant
of Venice, King Lear, The Tempest, Cabaret, Lysistrata, Ladies Night, the NZ feature film Jubilee and Love Mussel.
In 2003, Michael became an Arts Laureate of New Zealand, an honour in recognition of his continuing contribution
to New Zealand theatre. In 2005 he became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services in
The Life of Galileo. The Daylight Atheist. Amadeus. Lysistrata. Trees Beneath The Lake. The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate. Chicago. Red. Cabaret. Cabaret. She Stoops to Conquer. Blackbird. The Pillowman. Twelfth Night. The Duchess of Malfi. Goldie. The Rocky Horror Show. Waiting for Godot. Travesties. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.