Michael has been the resident director of the Lucille Lortel Awards for past 10 years, an awards ceremony dedicated to recognizing excellence in Off-Broadway theatre. The Awards are named for Lucille Lortel, an actress and theater producer, known as the “Queen of Off-Broadway.” The Off-Broadway League instituted the Lucille Lortel Awards in 1986 to honor Lucille Lortel's devotion to Off-Broadway.  The Awards are produced by The Off-Broadway League, by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation, with additional support from the Theatre Development Fund. Michael has worked with numerous A list stars to make this an unforgettable evening for the past 10 years. 

RESIDENT DIRECTOR

LUCILLE LORTEL AWARDS

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CUTTING ROOM 

WRITER / DIRECTOR

Heitzman & Reid performed a night of their material at this iconic club, The Cutting Room, which has a rich history that includes some of today's top performers - John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Sting, Sheryl Crow. It was a night to remember with Broadway stars Caissie Levy, Ann Harada, John Arthur Green, Justin Sargent, Whitney Bashor, Teal Wicks, Ray Lee, Jesse Nager, and Manhattan Transfer’s original member Janice Siegel performing Heitzman & Reid originals.

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BINGO REUNION CONCERT

WRITER / DIRECTOR

BINGO (the winning musical) is about a group of die-hard bingo players who stop at nothing to miss their weekly game.  In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite - AND the audience gets to play along! Michael directed and co-produced the reunion concert at New York's favorite cabaret spot "Feinstein's 54 Below" for a packed audience. 

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