Michael has spent 11 seasons at the Stratford Festival, designing productions at the Festival, Avon and Studio theatres. Most recently he designed the sets and costumes for the English language premier of Christina, The Girl King at the Studio Theatre. At the Shaw Festival he has designed the scenery for Cabaret, the costumes for One Touch of Venus and In Good King Charles’s Golden Days, and sets and costumes for The Light in the Piazza and Trouble in Tahiti.
Michael has designed sets and costumes for companies across Canada, including The National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Canadian Opera Company, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Young People’s Theatre, Canadian Stage, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, Grand Theatre, Ross Petty Productions, Studio 180, Against the Grain Theatre, Royal Conservatory of Music, Acting Up Stage, Obsidian Theatre, Segal Centre, Neptune Theatre, Opera Ontario, Pleiades Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Theatre New Brunswick, Theatre By the Bay, and Festival of Classics.
Production Designer for Christmas Dreams (CBC).
Virginia and Myrtle Cooper award in costume design (Ontario Arts Foundation); Brian Jackson award, Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival).