ABOUT MICHAEL’S WRITING
Michael is a New York City based writer of musical theatre (mostly). He was accepted to the NYU Musical Theatre Writing program upon graduating from Florida State University (BFA Music Theatre) but his path took him away from grad school at the time when he went into rehearsal for the first national tour of Ragtime. After tour he staged his first reading in NYC at Playwrights Horizons. He then joined the BMI Lehman/Engel workshop and the Musical Writers’ Playground where he met his collaborator Leslie Becker. With Leslie, Michael wrote a musical called Fetching Water which is currently under option and is shooting for a production in 2024. Michael earned his Masters in Fine Arts in Film Production from Full Sail University, where he focused on creating Musicals for the Screen. With this knowledge he looks forward to developing innovative theatre, film and immersive experiences for audiences with his new works.
Michael’s work has been performed by notable performers such as: Kristen Bell, Matt Bomer, Shoshana Bean, Celia Keenan Bolger, Max Von Essen, Kate Baldwin, Chad Kimball, Capathia Jenkins, Matt Doyle, Drew Gehling, Kara Lindsay, and many more incredibly talented performers.
“COULD IT BE?”
Lyric video for the song “Could it Be?” From the musical, Fetching Water, written by Leslie Becker (Book & Lyrics) and Michael Hunsaker (Music). Performed by Matt Doyle. Arrangement by Anna Ebbesen. Produced by Kevin Duda and Chris Allen.
Demo recording for the Title track off of Another Stage, a collection of stand-alone theater songs written and performed by Michael Hunsaker.
Selections from A Simple Romance
by Michael Hunsaker.
Based on the Sonnets of William Shakespeare.
Recorded Live at Little Theater of Virginia Beach. Cast: Kathy Hinson, Adam Marino, Alexandra Shepard, Eric Strong, and Kai B. White.