Michael was recently seen as series regular Dr. Levi Zinberg on the HBO/Cinemax series The Knick, directed and produced by Steven Soderbergh. He recently completed production as the lead role in Can’t Have You, a romantic dramedy feature directed by Mark Altman (The Librarians, Agent X, Free Enterprise).
Other Film credits include: Side Effects (directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara), The Wolf of Wall Street (directed by Martin Scorsese), Time Freak (Academy Award Nominee, Best Live-Action Short), Young Adult (directed by Jason Reitman), The Happy Sad (written by Karl Urban and directed by Rodney Evans), and the upcoming After Party (directed by Amos Posner). He recently produced/co-wrote and starred in the festival short “Tribute”, available on iTunes, distributed by Shorts International.
His TV credits include: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), Unforgettable, Chicago Med, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Rescue Me, Elementary, Law & Order, Onion News Network, Orange is the New Black, and Life with Kids, a CBS pilot with Debra Messing and Paul Adelstein. Theatre credits include shows with: Lincoln Center, Hangar Theatre, Yale Rep, Bucks County Playhouse, Two River Theater, New Jersey Rep, Guild Hall, and the national tour of The Lion King, where he performed as Ed the Hyena, Timon, & Zazu. You’ve also seen him in over a dozen national commercials.
Michael is a director/writer/producer with the NYC based immersive cinema event production company BBQ FILMS, where he has collaborated with movie studios and production and branded content partners from all over the globe. Recent productions include: Blade Rave at Terminal 5 in NYC, Ghostbusters HQ at Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Beetlejuice’s Wedding at House of Yes in Bushwick, Return to TWIN PEAKS at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint. As a writer and producer, he has a number of festival shorts to his credit. He also has several TV scripts and web series in development, including the feature I Can Change which he co-wrote with Amy Lowe Starbin (Kelly & Cal).
Michael is a graduate of the theater program at Northwestern University and RADA in London.