Michael is a versatile performer in opera and musical theatre. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Lee University (Cleveland, TN) and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Missouri State University (Springfield, MO).
He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with Manhattan Opera Studio in 2017. Michael has performed at two separate presidential inaugurations, and is featured on many choral recordings with the Missouri State Chorale. Michael taught at Drury University (Springfield, MO) for five years, specializing in classical vocal and musical theatre vocal music.
In addition to vocal music, Michael has also taught piano lessons and accompanies the majority of his vocal students. Michael has served as musical director for many different companies across the Ozarks playing keyboard in the pit for shows like Spring Awakening, Head Over Heels, and Mamma Mia! Favorite roles include Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), Caronte and Plutone (L’Orfeo), and ensemble in Rent.