Michael Heitzman is the Artistic Director for Musical Development at New York City’s historic Lucille Lortel Theatre. His critically acclaimed, reimagined production of 42nd Street was produced at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and Drury Lane Theater in Chicago (Jeff Award nominee, Best Director). Upcoming: Frozen (regional premier), Recent credits: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring David Archuleta at Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts (TCA) Beauty and the Beast at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, TCA, PCLO, North Shore Music Theater, McCoy/Rigby Entertainment, Newsies, Big River and Legally Blonde at Broadway Sacramento, SHREK and Disney's The Little Mermaid (IRNE Award nominee, Best Director) at NSMT, VICES (Jeff Award nominee, Best Director) and Buyer & Cellar at The Mason Street Warehouse.
As a writer, Michael received a Grammy nomination for co-writing “Throw That Girl Around” from the Broadway musical Swing! For television, he co-wrote the comedy pilot “Scott Free,” developed with Barbra Streisand’s production company Barwood Films and Kelsey Grammer’s production company Grammnet, which was purchased by Paramount Pictures. He is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild, BMI, Writer’s Guild of America, East and SDC.