Michael Shaieb received his MFA from NYU's Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program in 1999. Before moving to New York, he performed for 11 years as a classical pianist in Detroit. Stage: THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY (Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus); GO-GO BEACH (2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival, licensed through Theatrical RightsWorldwide). Choral: "I Want More Life" (text from Tony Kushner's"Angels In America: Perestroika"), commissioned by Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus for the 2009 Tony Kushner Festival at the Guthrie Theatre. Film& TV: original music for the Vh1 documentary LAST DAYS OF LEFT EYE, background music for various prime-time television shows, end credits song for the short film WAKING DREAMS starring Ben Shenkman. Industrial: CARNAVAL DEFUEGO (Six Flags Elitch Gardens). Other musical projects: THE PROTAGONISTS with Kevin Del Aguila, DOGS THAT WEAR HATS with Stephen Tomac, PICKLE PINS with Diana Hansen-Young.