Michael studied History and Politics at Warwick University, and graduated from The Actors Institute, London.
Artistic Positions Held
1995 - 2004 Founder and Artistic Director, The Theatreworks Company, Dublin (renamed Ouroboros in 2004)
1995 - 2001 Freelance Acting & Directing Tutor, School of drama, Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College
2001 - 2005 Programme Director, New York University/TISCH School of the Arts Special Programmes, Dublin
2001 - 2003 Head of Creative Development, The Gate Theatre, Dublin
2011 - 2014 Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre, Cork
Award winning theatre & opera director with 20 years international experience. I have worked closely with major writers such as David Hare, Harold Pinter, Christopher Hampton, Frank McGuinness, David Harrower, etc.
New writing, classical and commercial works my speciality. .
Most notable work includes 2007-2008 acclaimed West End revival of Shadowlands, with Charles Dance & Janie Dee.
winner best opera production, prestigious Irish Times, Irish Theatre Awards 2006,2008 & 2012 with a further six personal nominations in 1998, 2001,2002 and twice in 2014 (including three for Best Director). Productions I have directed have received 25 nominations at these annual awards since 1998.