Michael Kaish

Music Director, Accompanist, Orchestrator

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Dir. Des McAnuff/MD Ron Melrose

Feinstein's at 54 Below

Dir. Jonathan Hogue

SETA  Tour 2018-2019

Dir. Des McAnuff/MD Ron Melrose

La Jolla Playhouse

Dir. Des McAnuff/MD Ron Melrose

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

MD Michael Querio

NightBlue Performing Arts

Dir. Kevin Bellie

Writers Theatre

Dir. William Brown/MD Tom Vendafreddo

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Dir. Rachel Rockwell/MD Doug Peck

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Dir. Amanda Dehnert

Paramount Theatre

Dir. Jim Corti/MD Tom Vendafreddo

Mercury Theater

Dir. Walter Stearns/MD Eugene Dizon

Porchlight Music Theatre

Dir. Michael Weber/MD Doug Peck

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Dir. Barbara Gaines/MD Laura Bergquist

Court Theatre

Dir. Charlie Newell/MD Doug Peck

Goodman Theatre

Dir. Mary Zimmerman/MD Doug Peck

Brightside Theatre

Dir. Jeffrey Cass

AEA Staged Reading

Dir. Brendan Flynn

FWD Theatre Project

Dir. William Brown/MD Doug Peck


Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Music Assistant

Strangers Sings! The Unauthorized Parody

Music Director/Orchestrator


Jersey Boys

Associate Conductor/Key 2


Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

​Music Assistant

Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver 

Assistant Music Director/Conductor


Music Director/Conductor


Assistant Music Director/Conductor

Ride the Cyclone

Associate Music Director/Conductor/Keyboard                              

Into the Woods

Additional Orchestrations

Mamma Mia

Keyboard 3                                                                                                             

The Addams Family

Assistant Music Director/Conductor/Keyboard 1

Sweeney Todd

Assistant Music Director/Piano 2/Associate Conductor

Sense and Sensibility

Music Assistant

The Secret Garden 

Assistant Music Director

The Jungle Book


The Sound of Music 

Music Director/Orchestrator 

Vote: An American Musical (Reading)

Music Director

Exposure (Reading) 



National High School Institute, Evanston, IL – Music Direction Faculty (2013-Present)
Northwestern University Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts – Accompanist 

Columbia College Chicago - Guest Music Director for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 

Chicago Academy of the Arts - Guest Music Director for Nine, A Little Night Music, Seussical


Northwestern University, Class of 2014 – B.A. in Theatre
-Music Direction/Orchestration: Ryan T. Nelson
-Sound: Josh Horvath


2014 Bernard Dobrowski Award for Orchestration – For work on three Waa-Mu shows

2013 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards – Arrangement of “Cosmic Love” for X-Factors A Cappella nominated for Best Mixed Collegiate Song


-Piano, Accompanying and Solo Performance
-Excellent Sight Reader
-Extensive Experience With Finale and Mainstage Software
-Very Fast Transcriber