Michael's professional directing experience ranges from Euripides (The Trojan Women) to Brecht (Mother Courage). His extensive experience with Shakespeare includes the 1969 CSF production of Henry VI, Part III in addition to more than 70 other Shakespearean productions. He served for nine seasons as artistic director of the California Shakespeare Festival, where he directed King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida, The Comedy of Errors, Henry IV, Part II and Henry V. His Shakespearean productions have alo been seen at the Oregon, San Francisco and Utah Shakespeare festivals, and at the festival of Perth, Australia. Formerly the head of the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of California, San Diego, and provost of Earl Warren College, Michael has also served as dan of the School of Theatre at the California Institute of the Arts. Currently, he is the host for "Much Ado About Shakespeare," heard weekly in California on public radio.