The Cast

Michael, Opening Night's fabulous musical director, grew up in Anna, Texas, and played his first gig when he was 15, tickling the ivories 6 nights a week at a Shakey's Pizza on the Texas/Oklahoma state line. He eventually made his way to better pianos, accompanying artists on The Tonight Show, Evening at the Improv, Arsenio, and Dolly!, and appearing in concert with Chuck Berry. His vocal arrangements have been featured on The Drew Carey Show and ABC's Emmy Award-winning Tuesdays with Morrie. Michael studied at UT Austin, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, and the Grove School of Music.  

Michael is also a teacher and musical director for Second City LA. Michael wrote "Remember Tonight and Smile" for Columbia Pictures' Punchline, and he hopes you will do exactly that.
Check out Michael's website for more information, including ways to buy any of his three books about musical improv and piano in the world of comedy.