Michael is an actor, singer, and musician based in the city of Chicago.

An alumni from Columbia College Chicago, Michael is a multifaceted performer who thrives mainly on collaboration and ensemble work throughout the city's vast surplus of storefront theater.

 

He is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who can bring subtlety to dramatic roles and a fiery optimistic energy to comedies.

Alongside numerous film and television roles such as Josh in Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino, Michael has worked in theaters across the United States during his nation wide tour of Once the Musical.

He also provides the sound design for the brand new podcast:

"More or Less Human" https://www.themoreorlesshumanpodcast.com/

Follow Michael on instagram at:

https://www.instagram.com/mikekurowski/

CRITIC STUFF!

 

"The terrific Michael Kurowksi finds some stuff in Crutchie that I’ve never before seen" - Chris Jones

"Newsies' delivered right on time with a refreshing cast that tugged at your heart with Michael Kurowski as Crutchie, you wanted to root for him from beginning to end" - Chicago Now

"Michael Kurowski, whose bright, innocent face immediately creates an empathetic connection with the audience, is terrific as Crutchie. Mr. Kurowski is at once heartbreaking and inspiring in this role. His beautiful singing carries much of the show, like his harmonic duet with Prakken in “Santa Fe,” and his poignant solo, “Letter From the Refuge.”  - Chicago Theater Review

"Jack is aided in the strike by his best friend Crutchie, a crippled newsboy played with stunning realism by Michael Kurowski" - Northwest Herald

"Kurowski's Crutchie is endearingly sweet and unfailingly optimistic, even when imprisoned in a juvenile detention center euphemistically called "The Refuge. - Broadway World

 

When Crutchie (Michael Kurowski) tries to drag his broken body down the fire escape at dawn, it’s tough to watch without wincing. When Crutchie and Kelly wrap their voices around the lovely and wistful “Santa Fe,” shadows in the gutters and doorways below take shape as small bodies, children trying to sleep. - Catey Sullivan (Chicago Sun Times)

 

"Michael Kurowski crackles and pops with fiery intensity befitting of the legendary Lewis. Kurowski’s athleticism and skill behind the piano allow for jaw-dropping piano acrobatics. Whether plunking the keys sitting, standing, with his feet, with his rear, or from behind, Kurowski demonstrates that he knows how to liven up a party. His prowess as a musician is matched by his charm. Kurowski emulates the overconfident bravado of a young, flirtatious jokester with likable ease." - Quinn Rigg on Million Dollar Quartet

 

"There's some fascinating new talent on display — including Michael Kurowski"

Chris Jones on Posh at Steep Theatre

 

"Kurowski...is particularly impressive in his nuanced portrait of a nervous kid doing his best to project confidence."

Kris Vire on Four at Jackalope Theater

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