As a puppeteer Michael was trained by distinguished Puppeter Simon Buckley in 1998 after he was given the opportunity to bring back Basil Brush as puppeteer and voice. This is a role Michael has fulfilled for 13 years drawing on his experience as an actor and singer.
- The Pajanimals 52 Episodes playing Apollo and The Moon Jim Henson Puppet Company/Sixteen South Belfast.
- 78 episodes of The Basil Brush Show BBC foundation TV.
- 52 Episodes of Basil and Barney’s Swap shop live saturday morning show.
- 13 episodes of Blue Peter as guest celebrity presenter.
- Weakest Link Celebrity Special WINNER/2000th edition special.
Live appearances on chat shows as Basil Brush include:
- The Alan Titchmarsh Show
- Five Live Drive
- The One Show Dick and Dom in da bungalow
- BBC Breakfast
- Good Morning
- The Big Breakfas
- The Paul O’Grady Show
- The Des and Mel Show
Live shows include
- Rolf Harris 80th Birthday Albert Hall
- The Comedy Prom Presenter Albert hall
- The Childrens Prom Presenter Albert Hall
- The Foxfactor Tour
- Pantomimes at numerous venues Including B’ham Hippodrome, Notts Theatre Royal, and many more.