He moved to Sydney to conduct the STC’s Chicago then was MD for their productions of The Stripper, Four Lady Bowlers, Jonah, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, Falsettos, Miracle City and Summer Rain as well as providing music for several of their plays. He has been Musical Director of The 20's and All that Jazz, Gershwin, Side by Side by Sondheim, Seven Little Australians Nunsense, Chess, The Wizard Of Oz, Jerry’s Girls, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tivoli, The Witches Of Eastwick, Eureka, High School Musical and the original and Hugh Jackman tours of Boy From Oz, for which he was awarded a Green Room Award.


He was also awarded a Green Room Award and a Helpmann Award for the musical direction of Disney/Cameron Macintosh production of Mary Poppins. He has been Music Supervisor for two of The Premier's Concerts at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and for several of the Babies Prom Concerts and the Sydney Opera House. Recently Michael was musical director for Blood Brothers at Hayes Theatre Co.