Michael Kaish is a music director, accompanist, orchestrator, and film composer. 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. In 2018, he moved to New York to work on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, his Broadway debut. Since then, he has worked all over the country serving as conductor and music director for the National Tour of Jersey Boys. As a teaching artist, he served on faculty for the NHSI Musical Theatre "Cherubs" program for seven years, and he has been a frequent guest artist at the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Most recently, Michael orchestrated, arranged, and music directed the Off-Broadway premiere of Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical, which was the first original musical to open in New York post-pandemic. Click here to buy the cast album!