©2020 by Michael Zahler. 


2018 Semifinalist:

Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.

Dissonance Ascending,

or When We Stay

AbouT MZ

Born in Manhattan. Raised by great parents.

Saw lots of shows, because of them.

LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. Drama Major.

Saw more shows. Lucky guy.

University of Michigan. BFA. Musical Theatre.

New York. Jersey City.




Believer in Live Performance.

Will win at The Golden Girls trivia.


Musicals, Madness, and Memory

Part 1

When a Musical is More Than a Broadway Show, or That Time a ’90s “Flop” Brought a Teenage Heart to Life

Part 2

I Can “Cook” Too, or The Continual Aspiration to Sing Like a Legend

Part 3

The Road You Didn’t Take [Always] Comes to Mind”: A “Sondheimian” Departure and What Followed.

Part 4

“And the Sparklers Light the Sky."

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