Mike is the founder and Managing Director of Write Paths Studio. As a musician, he has fronted various rock/R&B bands as lead singer and rhythm guitarist. As a playwright and composer/lyricist, he wrote the book and numerous songs for his new musical Ring From the Gum Machine (formerly Climb My Mountain). As a producer and Investor, he has been involved in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including Mary Stuart, 13, Burn the Floor, The 39 Steps (US tour), White’s Lies and Groundswell.  He was involved in the pre-Broadway try out at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA of the musical Minsky’s with music by Charles Strouse (Bye Bye Birdie, Annie), lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, book by Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), directed by Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!), lead producers Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Motown, Something Rotten!) and Bob Boyett (An Act of God, The Gin Game).  Mike also produced the short film “Lost Causes,” which was an official selection in the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.


Originally from Connecticut, Mike's roots are in Brooklyn, New York. His great-grandfather, Bill Madigan, was a catcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers. A cousin, Dolores Hawkins, was a vocalist in the 50’s and 60’s, performing regularly with the Gene Krupa Orchestra and making multiple appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Mike holds an MBA from Bentley University's McCallum Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Psychology from St. Michael’s College. He is also an alumnus of the Commercial Theater Institute's Three-Day Program. Mike has over 30 years of experience in management, contract administration, and consulting positions with numerous “Fortune 500” companies including American Express, United Technologies, Raytheon, Wachovia and The Hartford.