23 Feb-early April 2015: Generation of Z: Apocalypse
Michael is directing this immersive live theatre experience in London, opening 4 April at 69-89 Mile End Rd, London. Click here for info and tickets.
LondonTheatre1 did an interview with Michael about creating immersive theatre; read it here.
11-12 April 2015: Oz Comic-Con, Perth
Michael will be a celebrity guest at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. He will be a guest on stage for a Q&A, plus he and Kevin Sorbo will do a "Hercules Dinner" on 11 April with a maximum of 10 fans (sold out). Click here for info and tickets.
12 April 2015: Tatau premieres in the UK on BBC3
18 April 2015: Tatau premieres in the US on BBCAmerica
Michael directed episodes 6 and 7 of this BBC/South Pacific Pictures tv series set in the Cook Islands. He filmed his episodes in October/November. Click here to watch a behind-the-scenes video of filming in Rarotonga, with Michael directing in the background. Click here for more info, or check out the show's Facebook page.
mid-April–mid-May 2015: Step Dave
Michael will direct the last two episodes of the second season of this NZ tv series. Click here for info.
18-19 April 2015: Oz Comic-Con, Adelaide
Michael will be a celebrity guest at Adelaide Showgrounds. He will be a guest on stage for a Q&A, plus he and Kevin Sorbo will do a "Hercules Dinner" on 18 April with a maximum of 10 fans (sold out). Click here for info and tickets.
15 May 2015, 7:15 p.m.: 'An Evening with Alan Cumming'
Michael will be in conversation with actor Alan Cumming discussing his memoir Not My Father's Son at the Auckland Writers Festival in ASB Theatre. Click here for info and to book.
17 May 2015, 3:00 p.m.: 'Letters to Vera'
Michael will be reading from the book, a collection of Vladimir Nabokov's letters to his wife, in a session with Brian Boyd, the book's co-editor/co-translator and leading Nabokov scholar. Free session in Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre. Click here for info.
2-11 June 2015: Teaching for The Actors' Program
Michael will be teaching Shakespeare.
30 July-23 August 2015: Lysistrata
Michael is adapting and directing Aristophanes' Lysistrata for Auckland Theatre Company at Q Theatre, starring Amanda Billing and Jennifer Ward-Lealand.
August 2015: The Other Side of Love
Michael plays Magic in this feature film, filming in England. See info on Facebook.