TV, film and the web
From his five seasons as gang lawyer Maury Levy on HBO’s legendary series The Wire to his role as an up-selling dermatologist on the hilarious web series, The Actress, Michael’s on-screen career has elevated him to an enviable “don't I know you from somewhere?” status.
The Wire (HBO)
The Actress (web series)
Sonny with a Chance (with Demi Lovato)
Sonny with a Chance (The Disney Channel)
Other Plans (independent film)
Law & Order: SVU (with Raul Esparza)
The Good Wife
Michael was an original cast member on the First National Tour of The Producers, playing twelve roles a night and understudying the part of Max Bialystock, a role he’s since gone on to play in regional productions all over the country.
(two national tours)
Michael has twice toured the country as the comically evil “Master of the House,” Thénardier—once in 2004 and again for the 25th Anniversary Tour in 2010.
Lend Me a Tenor (Paper Mill Playhouse) with David Josefsberg and John Treacy Egan
Lend Me a Tenor (Paper Mill Playhouse) with Nancy Johnston, Mark Price and Jill Paice
Michael played Jean-Louis, savvy confidante to club owner, Pistache.
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Sacramento Music Circus)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Reprise) with Josh Grisetti
The Wild Party (Blank Theatre Company, LA) with Sally Kellerman and Peter Van Norden
The Cottage (Theatre Aspen) with Bailey Frankenburg
Guys and Dolls (Sacramento Music Circus) with Gary Beach
The Fantasticks (Flat Rock Playhouse) with Preston Dyar
Shots from Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray,
Lend Me a Tenor, Wild Party, and more.
A Little Traveling Music
An original, award-winning two-man show starring Michael Kostroff and Eric Leviton, A Little Traveling Music is an hour plus of some of the silliest songs ever written. it's been performed in New York and Los Angeles and was the recipient of the 2006 Nightlife Award for Best Cabaret Performance.
A Little Traveling Music (Barre, Los Angeles)
A Little Traveling Music (Helen's, New York)
A Little Traveling Music (Nightlife Awards, New York)