In 2005 Michael was nominated for a Perry Award for "Outstanding Sound Design" for work
on You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Along with a business partner, Michael Dress
started a small remote recording company called Digital Warmth Recording that
has enjoyed some successes over the years.
Most notably being contracted to do a multi-track studio quality
recording of a live performance by Idina Menzel, and being hired by Live Nation
to record Kathy Griffin.
As a lighting technician, Michael has setup,
operated and designed for events such as rock shows, theatrical productions,
pageants, and sporting events. At a
young age he earned praise from artists like Jefferson Starship and Marian
McPartland, followed by experience with various pageants including the Miss NJ
Pageant. Michael's lighting work brought
him to venues such as the Roseland Ballroom in New York City as well as
operating for the Flyers and 76ers games in Philadelphia, and most recently
designing for Ocean City Theatre Company's production of Nunsense.
Michael is also an accomplished photographer
with a vast library of online galleries, and well versed in concert photography
with photos printed in various publications.
Michael studied Music Composition at Rowan
University before taking his band on the road. Then he held the Operations Manager position at the local Guitar Center
for its first three years. Michael later handled entertainment rental accounts
for Atlantic City casinos while also managing operations at ACIR Professional,
a local entertainment production & rental company.
Michael is grateful for his loving wife &
daughter, together with his supportive family and friends who have helped him become who he is today.