Composer; Director; Musician; Producer
Before moving to Utah, Michael worked throughout the Las Vegas valley as musical director and/or pianist-conductor for many musical theater productions including Brigadoon, Guys and Dolls, Mame, Fame, Cinderella, Oklahoma, Oliver, Anything Goes and many more. He began piano lessons at age 8, with Barbara Lee, then studied with Roger Bushell, Khoren Ouzounian, Dr. Scott Holden, and Dr. Robin Hancock. In his teens, Michael won many competitions including the prestigious Bolognini Piano Competition and the Yamaha High School Piano Competition. In 2003, Michael moved to Utah and became the pianist for BYU’s Young Ambassadors, performing all over the United States, China, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, and Canada. He was also the pianist and band leader for BYU’s production of Smokey Joe’s Café, AIDA, Oklahoma, and the BYU New York Showcase. Michael graduated from BYU in 2008, with a degree in Media Music. Michael’s recent works include: Producer of the American Radio Cafe (americanradiocafe.com); Music and Sound Engineer for the BYU film, Onward Alone, which explores the experiences of the women of the Mormon Battalion, through dance; Co-Producer of A Brand New Year for the LDS Church; and Music Producer for the new BYU film, Berlin, a musical written by Broadway producer Erik Orton. Michael has performed and worked with local artists such as David Zabriskie, Tyler Castleton, Kelly Eisenhour, Alex Boyé, Aaron Ashton, and SPIN.