Michael is a Queer Chicano theater maker. He is the author of the play Gritos y Chismesitos and co-author of Chic and Sassy and Chic and Sassy: The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God. He is a founding member of the all-drag sketch comedy troupe Gender Offenders, performing under the name Chic Ana. Their work is featured in the documentary, History in the Making: A Grassroots Fight for Marriage Equality and in the book, The People's Victory (2017). He performed on many New York stages, including The Duplex Cabaret, Nuyorican Poets Café, D-Lounge at the Daryl Roth Theatre, Beechman Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, La Mama, The Culture Project, and PS 122. He recently assistant directed Sweat by Lynn Nottage at Profile Theatre. Michael directed and performed in the theatrical concert Universo and directed the show Voz Alta: Generaciones. At Milagro Theatre, he performed in their production of The Mermaid Hour and stage managed A Xmas Cuento Remix and The Corrido of the San Patricios. He has also stage managed shows including Imago’s productions of La Belle, Savage/Love, and Medea; Crave Theatre’s productions of Crossing and Red; and Hand2Mouth Theatre’s Dream|Logic and Object Karaoke. Michael is currently co-directing the new musical Bad World with Crave Theatre and is also a part of a cross-cultural collaboration between local PDX artists and Egyptian artists to create a new work exploring the meaning of home, to premiere in Cairo in 2021.
Recent Portland Center Stage Credits*
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