Originally from the beaches of Southern California, Michael began his study of theatre with his mentors Roy Diaz and John Wirtz. After high school, Michael moved to Boston, MA to begin studying theatre full time. Upon completion, he graduated cum laude from The Boston Conservatory of Music with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, and an emphasis in Acting.
After moving to New York City, he originated the role of Tom in Bill Russell's new play with music, Mister Fabulous. Michael met and worked with Bill Russell (Tony nominated for both his book and lyrics for Sideshow) and Janet Hood on a production of Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens in which he played Ray.
Michael joined Actors' Equity Association when he began work in the original Off-Broadway company of the hit musical Spring Awakening, at The Atlantic Theatre Company.
He originated the role of Jack Scott in the world premiere production of Disney's High School Musical with Atlanta Theatre of the Stars at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, directed by Jeff Calhoun. He then toured the United States and parts of Canada with the Disney Theatrical Production's First National Tour of Disney's High School Musical.
Michael was also fortunate enough to tour the country with the First National touring company of Wicked, and perform the role of Rocky in the BC/EFA benefit concert of A Wicked Rocky Horror Show in Denver, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
In 2015, Michael began his work with Dance Network, a new OTT network covering all things Dance, when he hosted the original television series To The Stage. He currently serves as Dance Network's New York City correspondent writing weekly articles, hosting red carpets, and covering dance news in the City.
Michael is a nationally registered EMT, a First Degree Blackbelt, loves baseball, to cook, and play golf.
His sister, Jana Mahany, is an actress based in Los Angeles.
He currently lives in New York with his wife, Broadway actress, Sara Andreas.