Originally trained as an electrical and electronic engineer, theatrical life started as chief and resident designer at the Adeline Genee Theatre in 1987, work then followed as a freelance production electrician in London and the provinces before moving to Australia where work included the Sydney Arts festival.
In 1991 Michael joined the Royal Opera House and worked for the Opera and Ballet companies in the UK, Europe, and the Far East, rising to the position of Lighting System Manager. During this time Michael was part of the consultancy team behind the £240 million redevelopment of the of the Royal Opera House designing the lighting installation and control systems. Further projects included commissioning of lighting systems for the studio and new performing spaces before leaving to pursue a freelance career in 2008.
Since then a wide range of projects have been completed from London west end shows, theatre installations and production electrics’ including the London Olympic opening and closing ceremonies in 2012.