18 December 2014, 11 pm: The Almighty Johnsons ep 2.13, 'Does This Look Like Asgard?'
On SyFy in the U.S. Michael in his recurring role as Kvasir.
30 October-20 December 2014: Jesus Christ Superstar
Michael did fight choreography for Auckland Theatre Company's production. Click here for info and to book.
November-February 2014: Tatau
Michael is directing episodes 6 and 7 (of 8) of BBC/South Pacific Pictures' tv series Tatau, set in the Cook Islands. He filmed his episodes in October/November and will be doing post-production through February. Click here to watch a behind-the-scenes video of filming in Rarotonga, with Michael directing in the background. Click here for more info, or check out the show's Facebook page.
|14 February-7 March 2015: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Michael will direct for University of Auckland Summer Shakespeare.
See their Facebook page. Click here for info and to book.
From the press release: "MICHAEL HURST'S FRENZY OF FRANTIC LOVE... Valentine's Day just got a whole lot sexier, you guys. This February 14, the mistakes and follies of young love, wildly hammy amateur acting and warring fairies are whipped up into a maelstrom by a cast aged 18 to 94 when A Midsummer Night's Dream opens the annual Auckland Summer Shakespeare season".
20-22 February 2015: Final Official Xena Convention
Michael will appear (work commitments permitting) at the Final Official Xena Convention at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center in Burbank, California. Click here for info and to book.
30 July-23 August 2015: Lysistrata
Michael is adapting and directing Aristophanes' Lysistrata for Auckland Theatre Company at Q Theatre, starring Amanda Billing, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, and Mike Edwards.