Michael Ogborn was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of DeSales University with a degree in Theatre and Speech, he made his Off-Broadway debut in 1993 with the musical revue Box Office of the Damned, featuring then “newcomer” Kristin Chenoweth. He has worked steadily and in the professional theater for the past thirty years creating musicals, cabaret revues and special material.

His work has been produced at the Arden Theatre Company, People’s Light & Theater Company and The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; City Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA; Theater LaB, Houston, TX and Radio City Music Hall and the Signature Theatre in New York City. Together his productions have received over 50 Barrymore Award nominations and have received 12 awards.

Michael with The Radio City Rockettes

Some career highlights and awards include World Premier productions of Baby Case, Café Puttanesca and Tulipomania at The Arden Theatre Company under the direction of Terrence J. Nolen, and composing special production numbers for the legendary Radio City Rockettes.

As a "Piano Man”, he received Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" Award in 1992 for Cabaret Performer, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in 1993 for the PBS music video "Soldiers in the Sky" and in 2003, the “Harrington Award” for outstanding creative achievement given by BMI Musical Theater Workshop.

In 2002, the World Premier production of Baby Case, received eleven Barrymore nominations and four Barrymore Awards including Outstanding Music and Best Musical of the Year. In 2012 Baby Case was again produced at the New York Music Fesitval and received four awards including Best Music and Lyrics and “Best of the Festival”.

For over ten years, Michael has joyously composed the scores for the holiday Pantos at Peoples Light and Theatre Co. in Malvern, PA. In 2008, Cinderella: A Musical Panto received seven Barrymore nominations and fourawards including Outstanding Original Music and Best Musical of the Year. It will be rvived in 2018 to celebrate the Theatre's 15th anniversary of creating Panto.
Michael with the late, great Jilline Ringle

Treasure Island, his first panto written with Kathryn Petersen, was recently published with Playscripts, Inc. and available for production world wide.

Works in progress include: A Tour of the Ruins, Pollywood Confidential, Little RED Robin Hood (a new Panto scheduled for 2019, book by Kathryn Petersen), and TRIAL, scheduled for a New York production in 2019 under the direction of Warren Adams and Walk/Run/Fly Productions.

Mr. Ogborn is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild Inc., and The BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. He is the owner of BLUE PARROT RECORDS and Leydensong Music Co.

Other produced titles include: Fishwives ('81) Earbeds ('83); The Vagabond Age ('84); "Oh, Antigone!" ('86); Pinocchio: A Real Boy ('87); "C'est la Guerre!" ('89); Ozone-a-thon ('96) Regalia ('97); Jungle Book (‘00); “Mary, Don’t Ask !” (‘03): The USED faces of 2004; Treasure Island (‘07); Cinderella (‘08); Sophisticated Twinkies (‘08); Snow White in Follywood (‘09); The Three Musketeers ('09); Tulipomania ('12) Aladdin (’12) The Teacher From the Black Lagoon (‘13); Field Hockey Hot ('14), The Three Maries ('15), Arthur and the Red Dragon ('16)