Michael Kaish is a music director, accompanist, and orchestrator.  He recently made his Broadway debut working on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.  He is currently based in New York, but has spent the majority of his career in Chicago, where his credits include Tarzan ​(Nightblue Theatre), Company (Writers Theatre), Ride the Cyclone, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in Love (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Porchlight Music Theatre),  The Addams Family (Mercury Theater), and The Jungle Book (Goodman Theatre).  Regional credits include Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (La Jolla Playhouse), Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre), West Side Story, Oklahoma!, The Addams Family (Thunder Bay Theatre), and additional orchestrations for Into the Woods (Oregon Shakespeare Festival).  As a teaching artist, he is on faculty for the NHSI Musical Theatre "Cherubs" program, and has worked as a guest artist at Columbia College Chicago and the Chicago Academy of the Arts. This fall, he will be joining the National Tour of Jersey Boys​ as associate conductor.

Michael Kaish

Music Director, Accompanist, Orchestrator

Michael is available for:


  • Music Direction opportunities
  • Coachings
  • Transcriptions
  • Arrangements
  • Playing piano at parties and other events


Fill out the form to the right to contact, or send an email to michaelkaish@gmail.com.