Michael describes himself as a story teller. Be it as an actor, a playwright, a fight choreographer, a producer or a director. His passion to create new works of art and to develop new ideas seems endless! Originally from New Orleans, Mike developed a love for the stage and screen at an early age and has pursued his goals and dreams ever since. He has worked as a leading actor, a director, a producer and a fight choreographer and director throughout the industry. He has developed and been a part of creative teams on dozens of original shows and show openings throughout the southeast and Los Angeles. It was his love for producing and directing and show development that led him to create Mayhem Productions. A talent run entertainment company where artists and professionals can come together to create lasting and original pieces of work.
Mike started writing for the stage and studying theatre in high school with their award winning theater program and their acting troupe the Marion Players. With the Marion Players he wrote and directed his first full length play (that is still talked about today) and carved out his own niche as the entertainment director of school's closed circuit television station, Wolf TV, where he produced several shorts for its weekly entertainment section.
From there he received a scholarship and then his degree in Theatrical Performance and Directing from the theatre conservatory at North Western State University of Louisiana. During his time at Northwestern he studied acting, directing, stage combat and playwriting. By his senior year he was teaching playwriting, directing his own projects and had become the theatre's leading man.
After graduating he went full force into the professional worlds of theatre and film and has been working ever since.
While in Orlando, Florida, Michael worked as a leading man in several of the top live action stunt shows at Disney and Universal Studios. He also performed as an leading actor in several award nominated plays at the Orlando International Fringe Festival all while continuing his work with Mayhem Productions. Before long Mike was working with Disney and Seaworld as a director and show developer for their in-park entertainment and special events groups. His work has been seen by people from around the world.
After doing all he could in Orlando Mike moved to Los Angeles where he continued his pursuit of the theatrical and cinematic Arts. He has worked throughout the film and television industry an actor, fight choreographer, and stuntman. Along with directing and producing live show projects and short films with Mayhem Productions he, most recently, was the assistant director (2 years running) for the revival of the Universal Studios Hollywood comedy 'the Bill & Ted show' and directed the stage play 'The Shape of Things', written by Neil LaBute, at the Little Vic theatre in Los Angeles to standing room only!
Currently, Mike and Mayhem are back in New Orleans, doing what they do best - creating and working on new and exciting projects.