Theater is not just in Michael’s blood but in his DNA. HIs father was the workshop manager for several large production companies in Australia, including the Australian Opera company. Michael began working in scene shops during school vacations. Later, while studying Electrical Engineering at University, he worked in professional theater to support himself as Stage manager, lighting board operator, spot operator and general stage crew as well as designing and building special effects.
After working as an Engineer and Engineering manager in the electronics industry, Michael eventually returned to theater, designing and constructing sets and designing lighting for many shows