Michael Cole, a resident of Mahopac since 1997, has taught wheel throwing in Putnam and Westchester counties and has taken workshops with such inspirational potter/ceramicists as Deb Lecce, Steven Hill, Jon Townley and Simon Leach. Michael has been invited to show his work at The Peekskill Clay Factory and The Putnam Arts Council, where he received a body-of-work award for his functional pottery.
A “Recovering Actor” (having performed in musical theatre productions in New York and across the country), Michael makes his living as personal assistant to Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist of the Broadway shows GODSPELL, PIPPIN and WICKED. Mr. Cole’s singing voice can be heard on the soundtracks of the DreamWorks animated feature Prince of Egypt, the Wonderful World of Disney television special Geppetto and Disney’s live-action feature Enchanted.
Michael is married to actor Steven Skybell, and has been known to water-ski on Mahopac Lake and walk around town with their two Australian Shepherds, Caleb and Mackenzie.