Michael Canestraro
Theater, Production & Choreography

Michael Canestraro has enjoyed a varied and successful career as a Director, Choreographer, teacher and costumer. A graduate of Hofstra University with a BFA in Theater Arts, Mr. Canestraro also received an MA in Theater Arts from Long Island University. He also studied musical theater at the Manhattan School of Music.
Mike is a member of the New York State Theater Educators Association, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Actor’s Equity Association and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. In 2003, he won the International Thespian Honor Society award for excellence in Theater Education in the State of New York.
Michael twice received the Innovation in Theater Award from STARS for outstanding theater department production on Long Island.

Musicals Choreographed and Directed by Mike Canestraro

ANYTHING GOES MacArthur High School Levittown
BABES IN ARMS Schrieber High School, Port Washington
BEEHIVE: THE 60’S MUSICAL MacArthur High School Levittown
BRIGADOON Manhasset High School
THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE William Floyd High School
BYE BYE BIRDIE MacArthur High School Levittown
CABARET William Floyd High School
CAN-CAN College Light Opera Company
CHICAGO Harbor Theatre Company
CRAZY FOR YOU College Light Opera Company
42nd STREET William Floyd High School
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED William Floyd High School
GUYS AND DOLLS College Light Opera Company
HELLO, DOLLY! William Floyd
KISS ME, KATE College Light Opera Company
MAME CentreStage Productions
THE MOST HAPPY FELLA College Light Opera Company
MY FAIR LADY Manhasset High School
NO, NO, NANETTE College Light Opera Company
ON THE TOWN William Floyd High School
OUT OF THIS WORLD Five Towns College
SWEENEY TODD Manhasset High School
ZOMBIE PROM Gateway Playhouse

Theater Plays Directed by
Michael Canestraro

Ah, Wilderness -
Arsenic and Old Lace
A Christmas Carol -
Noel Coward’s Hay Fever -

Theater/Dance Workshops
Presented by Michael Canestraro

Fighting Racism with American Musical


Planning and Producing a School Musical