Michael trained at LIPA and is composer in residence at the Donmar Warehouse. In 2007 Michael won the Notes for the Stage Award for songwriting.
Theatre credits include; The Recruiting Officer (Donmar, 2012), Composer/Arranger Noises Off (Old Vic/West End) 2012, Composer/Arranger 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic), Composer/Lyricist Much Ado About Nothing (Sonia Friedman Productions/West End) 2011, Composer/Arranger Directed by Josie Rourke: Men Should Weep (National Theatre) 2010, The Great British Country Fete (National Tour, Latitude Festival, The Bush Theatre) 2010. Songwriter, arranger, musical director Christmas In New York 2009 (Prince of Wales Theatre West End), Composer/Lyricist/Orchestrations/Arrangements Michael Bruce at the Appollo (Apollo Theatre, West End) 2009, Arrangements/Musical Director ED: The Musical (Csoco, Edinburgh Fringe) 2009, Composer/Lyricist Twelfth Night (Unicorn Theatre) 2009, Composer/Musical director Ruthie Hensall in Concert (The Guildhall, London) 2008, Composer/Lyricist/Arrangements Pirates of the Caribbean (Theatre Royal Lincoln) 2006/2007, Musical Director SCAM (Unity Theatre, Liverpool) 2006.
Michael's TV Credits include: THE ALAN TITCHMARSH SHOW, CHITA RIVERA SPECIAL (Spun Gold TV) 2008, Musical Director/Pianist CONFUSED.COM adverts (various) 2011/2012.
Michael composed and performed the music for WTC's productions of: