|As a member of the Second City in Chicago, Michael helped create and
performed in several editions of the mainstage show. In 1980, he began
directing for Second City's various stages. Among his posts - resident
director for Canadian companies in Edmonton and London, artistic director
of the Toronto company, and director of the U.S. national touring companies.
As an artistic associate for the Organic Theatre, he developed and staged
"A Few Simple Truths" and "The Seed Shows", both of which drew on material
developed improvisationally by actors under his supervision. He was also
founder and artistic director of the Windy City Workshop and Theatre-Works,
as well as co-artistic director for Wavelength. He is a senior faculty
member at both the Second City and Victory Gardens Training Centers in
Chicago, and is currently directing the Detroit Company of Second City
in a show scheduled to open in February.