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Both Sides Now

Michael has collaborated on over twenty-five Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including those with The Public Theatre, The Manhattan Theatre Club, The Shubert Organization, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Theater For A New Audience and Lincoln Center. He has worked with such talents as Meryl Streep, Mandy Patinkin, Mary Tyler Moore, Liz Swados and Miss Coco Peru. He wrote the underscore to the documentary film, The Hating Pot (co-produced by Ellen Marshall & Steven Spielberg), the score to the Off-Broadway hit, End of the World Party, and the 25th Anniversary production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy.

Original musicals include: One Day,  Oh, Well, The Snowman in the Dunes,  and the critically acclaimed Inappropriate, a musical based on the journal entries and poetry of teenagers. Current projects include Palladium, a musical based on the controversial New York City dance club of the 1950's, and Joan, a musical collaboration with AnnMarie Milazzo. He recently composed the music and lyrics for the Off-Broadway hit, Who's Holiday! starring Lesli Margherita, and is developing a musical television series, Inappropriate with Stacy Davidowitz. The TV pilot for Inappropriate recently made Coverfly's, The Red List Top Ten and was a Quarterfinalist for the 2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition.

The New York Times has called his work "brilliant and positively transporting," and the New York Post has praised him as "highly original and an artist to watch."


"Artists and poets are the raw nerve ends of humanity. By themselves they can do little to save humanity. Without them there would be little worth saving."  -- Anonymous

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