(Music and Lyrics)
While he currently lives in California, Michael's primary professional home is in Musical Theatre. He has worked in that field as Composer / Producer / Director / Music Director / Arranger and Orchestrator of over 150 stage productions all over the world as well as Business Theatre and Corporate events.
He was the original producer of "Sister Act the Musical" which opened at the London Palladium in June of 2009. He has collaborated on other projects with theatrical producer Peter Schneider such as the reconceived versions of "Grand Hotel" and "Pal Joey" and Robby Benson's "Open Heart."
His film credits include "North 'Cross Jordon", "Time on Their Hands," "The Lion King", "Coming to Ametrica", and the Hallmark seasonal favorite "Twice Upon a Christmas." His television credits include "The Miss America Pageant", and various projects for NBC including "An Evening at the Improv" and "The Great American Laugh Off."
Along with singer Mary Donnelly Haskell, he founded the children's music series "My Songs."
Michael spent a number of years in San Francisco accompanying local divas in cabaret and theatre. During that time he was known for his song "San Francisco Bye-Bye," which became an unofficial anthem of the city during that era. He made his mark in Los Angeles with the West Coast Premiere of "Working" for which he won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.
From 1995-2005 he was Vice President of Command Performance Productions, which provided original music and entertainment for corporate clients.
You can find out more about Michael at michaelrenomusic.com and contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.