Michael Ramach has written, directed and produced over 300 plays, music theatre pieces, and operas in his 40-year tenure as a theatrical professional. Mr. Ramach has directed extensively throughout the United States. Mr. Ramach was the Founder and Producing Director of Triangle Theatre Company in New York City for eight seasons. At La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York, where he also worked as an administrator, he directed various original works including BRECHT’S BERLIN, which he also wrote. As an administrator, he has worked as Artistic Producing Director of Theatre X in Milwaukee, Artistic Producing Director of Timber Lake Playhouse, General Manager of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and Production Coordinator at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
Mr. Ramach worked on the production staff of the Kentucky Opera for seven seasons where he directed the world premieres of MUHAMMAD ALI; OUTSIDE THE RING, CHASING A PRECEDENT and NYIRAMACHABELLI for the Kentucky Opera Visions Program and DANSE RUSSE for the new opera composer workshop. He also wrote and directed a full-length production for the Great American Voices Program which was a National Endowment for the Arts/Opera America initiative. He has directed six of the company’s educational projects such as this year’s school tour of OPERA 101, A GILBERT AND SULLIVAN REVIEW and wrote three previous high school touring productions. In addition to the educational productions, he directed the tour of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO.
Mr. Ramach is the Co-Director of the Opera Theatre program at the University of Louisville School of Music for fifteen years during which time he has produced, directed and choreographed over 30 productions. He also directed productions of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and DON GIOVANNI in collaboration with The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO was also the basis for the documentary FIGARO, LIVING THE MOMENT OF A CHARACTER which is available on itunes and other web retailers.
He has been a faculty member at the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for eight years, where teaches acting and period movement & style.
Mr. Ramach has an M.F.A. in directing from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University and a B.F.A. in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University.