Michael is currently Creative Director, with William Le (Sydney – Head Office) and Khelvyn Sunarjo (Jakarta) of International Casting and Creative Management (ICACM), Asia Pacific’s leading creative agency representing artists from diverse heritage. ICACM vision is to promote the interests of all skilled artists of non-Anglo heritage, LGBTIQ artists and those living with disability.
Michael is an accomplished actor and director who studied theatre arts at Curtin University in the 1980s. It was here he developed a passion for ‘rattling the cages’ that helped spur him on to become a mentor, educator and advocate for marginalised groups in film, music and theatre.
Michael has been a guest director at the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, NIDA and The Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music and was appointed by lauded mainstay David Wynen to be part of the staff for two newly created courses at Federation University, teaching both Critical Studies and Musical Theatre.
Michael has also now become adjunct winner of a Curtin University Alumni Achievement award in Humanities, for which he personally and proudly received in his hometown of Perth.