Michael has always been enamoured with storytelling. His first attempts to tell stories were through drawing, sketching imagined characters and breathing life into them through the page. Then he discovered the stage. Throughout school, Michael sought out every opportunity to act. Being directed by Damien Ryan in his final school production of Cyrano de Bergerac, in which he played the title role, widened his perception of what storytelling can be and cemented his desire to act professionally. He subsequently participated in Sport for Jove’s Second Age Project, developing a taste for heightened text. Prior to attending ACA, he played The Florist/Richard III in The Florist of Arden (dir. Francesca Savige), and Flavius, Casca and Lucillius in Julius Caesar (dir. Claudia Elbourne).
At ACA, Michael has designed production keyart, costumes and props and has honed his acting craft, playing Richard III in Richard III, Tuzenbach in Three Sisters, Orlo in The Great, Juror #2 in Twelve Angry Men and various characters in Toy Symphony and Haemon in Antigone.
Michael is excited to join the industry and merge his artistic skills and performance training to tell captivating stories.