Michael Einfeld began his career as an actor, singer and dancer/choreographer. He performed in the US/Canadian Centerstage tours while in high school, including performances at the White House. He attended College at the Cornish Institute of the Allied Arts. He ran The Young Actors Studio in Seattle and produced a West Coast theatre tour. He worked as an agent in Seattle and a casting associate on national commercial campaigns, feature films, mini-series, television and theatre.

After moving to LA, Michael was a casting intern for Olivia Harris (WB New York) and Phyllis Huffman on Clint Eastwood's PINK CADILLAC. After a short stint as Kathleen Letterie's assistant (VP casting WB), he went on to start the Children's Division at Commercial's Unlimited and the Adult Theatrical Division for the Judy Savage Agency and the prestigious Cosden Agency. He worked as a theatrical agent for 17 years, starting the careers of Brendan Frasier, Jim Caviezal, Jeremy London, Jensen Ackles, Riley Smith, David Tom, 12-time Emmy Nominee Heather Tom, Hillary Swank, Kellan Lutz, as well as handling living legends Tony Curtis, Shari Lewis and Lambchop, Dean Jones, Charlotte Rae, Gil Gerard, Jerry Van Dyke, Tippi Hedren, Phyllis Diller, Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy.

He is currently a talent manager whose client list includes Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Drama Desk, Ovation and Grammy winners.

He had Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy starring in 42ND STREET, Emmy Winner Heather Tom in PRYMATE on Broadway (above the title). He currently has over 15 clients on Broadway, including David Furr starring in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST, and Dan Domenich in the lead in ROCK OF AGES.

Along with his list of actors currently starring in primetime television, soaps and studio features. He handles many Broadway dancers and young Broadway choreographers, and has produced award-winning theatre in Los Angeles, and a current development deal with HGTV.

He still finds time to take 10hrs of dance class a week while in NY.

 

Specialties

Contract negotiation, career development, actors, TV, film, theatre, dancers, choreographers, musicals, project development, theatre production

 

Experience

 

President | ME Entertainment

2012 – Present (less than a year) Greater New York City Area

Currently developing TV pilot:  Hollywood and Vine  |  Industry reading Aug 13 in NY
Hollywood and Vine:  A One-Hour Television Series
Created by Zach Bandler, Max Spitulnik and Brian Spitulnik

 

Cast includes:
David Furr (Delacorte Theater's As You Like It, Broadway: The Importance of Being Earnest, Accent on Youth, The Rivals, Film: Evening)
Daniel Davis (TV: The Nanny, Star Trek, Film: The Hunt for Red October, The Prestige, Tony Award Nominee: Wrong Mountain, Broadway: La Cage Aux Folles, Amadeus)
Santino Fontana (Broadway: The Importance of Being Earnest, A View from the Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs)
James Francis Ginty (Film: Surrogates, K-19: The Widowmaker)
Liz Larsen (Tony Award Winner: Most Happy Fella, Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Damn Yankees, TV: Sopranos, Law and Order)
Eddie Korbich (Broadway: Sweeney Todd, The Drowsy Chaperone, Wicked, Little Mermaid)
Katrina Lenk (Broadway: Miracle Worker, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark)
Andrew Rothenberg (TV: Weeds, True Blood, The Walking Dead)
Jeff Cuttler (Broadway: High, Tour: Rent)
Jessica Hershberg (Broadway: Baby It's You!, Encores: Pipe Dream, Tour: Little House on the Prairie)
Vince Nappo (Tour: The Merchant of Venice, TV: Killing Lincoln)

Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt



Owner | ME Management

2001 – Present (11 years)

Talent Management for actors, dancers and choreographers in LA and NY, as well as currently producing the comedy LAID OFF with BadKid Productions.


Talent Agent | The Cosden Agency

1994 – 2000 (6 years)

 

Head of Children's Theatrical and Commercial Dept.

1989 – 1991 (2 years)

Started Children's Dept. for Commercial and Theatrical, and Head of Adult Theatrical Dept.

Michael Einfeld