Michael Portantiere is now in the third decade of
his career as a theatrical journalist and photographer.
His photos have been published in THE NEW YORK TIMES, the
DAILY NEWS, and many other print and online publications.
He was Editor in Chief of TheaterMania.com for seven years
and is well known for his "Follow Spot" columns and his weekly BroadwayRadio podcast appearances on the popular website BroadwayStars.com.
Among Michael's other credits, he served as Managing Editor
of InTHEATER magazine and Regional Editor of BACK STAGE, and
he collaborated with Gerard Alessandrini on a book
that celebrates the long-run hit FORBIDDEN BROADWAY.
Michael has written notes for such cast albums as LITTLE
ME (with Faith Prince and Martin Short), THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
(with Louis Quilico and Emily Loesser), and SWEENEY TODD (the
New York Philharmonic recording with George Hearn, Patti LuPone,
Neil Patrick Harris, and Audra McDonald).
He holds a Masters in Theater Education from New York University.