Michael directed Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal in his American stage debut at the Roundabout Theatre, New York, in Nick Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. His Royal Court production of Payne's Constellations starring Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall transferred to the West End, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Play 2012 and receiving 4 Olivier nominations. Constellations transferred to Broadway, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson to stunning reviews in January 2015.
He has developed and directed new plays across the UK including Adam Brace's Stovepipe, a promenade co-production with the National Theatre, which featured in The Sunday Times 'Best Theatre of the Decade' list.
Michael is also a recipient of the Jerwood Directors Award at the Young Vic (Dirty Butterfly) and a Fringe First (Guardians).
Recent credits include: Carmen Disruption (Almeida), Bad Jews (Ustinov, West End), 'Tis Pity She's A Whore (Globe), Dealer's Choice (Royal & Derngate, Northampton), The History Boys(Sheffield Crucible), The World Of Extreme Happiness (NT Shed), The Art Of Dying, Remembrance Day (Royal Court).
Michael trained in directing at Mountview after reading Philosophy at Nottingham University. He is currently an Associate Director for Nuffield Theatre.