As an actor, Michael has worked with companies both in Milwaukee and regionally. Credits include the Utah and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, First Stage Children's Theater, In Tandem Theatre, Milwaukee Shakespeare and, his own company, Youngblood Theatre Company.
His company, Youngblood, has achieved critical acclaim for the daring new work it has brought to Milwaukee. In 2010, it was name Shepherd Express' Critic's Choice for Best Milwaukee Theater Company.
Other professional roles aside from his work with Patch include grant writing for Write Now! Consulting, administrative work for both the Milwaukee Rep and First Stage, former coordinator of the Milwaukee County High School Theatre Workshop Day, and associate producer of the independent film Tracks.