Michael Kaish

Music Director, Accompanist, Orchestrator



Michael Kaish is a music director, accompanist, and orchestrator. A theatre and music geek ever since he appeared as part of the third grade children's chorus in his local high school's production of Joseph, Michael grew up performing on stage before turning his attention behind the scenes in college. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2014, he stayed in the Chicago area for several years and worked at theatres throughout the city, including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Writers Theatre. Since 2017, work has taken him all over the country, from California all the way to New York. In 2018, Michael made his Broadway debut working on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. As a teaching artist, he has served on faculty for the NHSI Musical Theatre "Cherubs" program since 2013, and he has been a frequent guest artist at the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Currently, he is the music director and conductor of the national tour of Jersey Boys.