Michael Kirk Lane is an award-winning cabaret artist, having most recently won the 2020 Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award for Male Musical Comedy Performer. Along with 3 previous MAC nominations, Lane has been nominated for 10 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, winning in 2018 for Best Show. His series Cabaret Conversations through the 92y School of Music won the 2022 MAC award for Virtual Presentation. Stephen Mosher of BroadwayWorld Cabaret has called Lane “one of the most popular performers and people working in cabaret today.” Cabaret Scenes Magazine has deemed Lane’s work “musical comedy heaven.”
Lane was seen Off-Broadway in the cast of “Hell’s Belles”, and has appeared in developmental readings and demo recordings for many musicals, including readings at The York Theatre, The Dramatist Guild, Jerry Orbach Theatre, and other venues throughout the city.
Lane is one of the Executive Producers of "Duncan the Skunk and the Big Costume Trunk" which debuts on Hellosaurus in summer 2021. He also serves as Associate Producer for No Strings Productions, making puppet films for children in troubled areas of the world. In addition he is a member of the voice cast for International Children's Television's YouTube series "The Flying Tent".
As a teaching artist for over 20 years, Lane has taught all ages from pre-school to retirement homes. In each class he brings the same philosophy to his teaching, no matter the age of the students. “Art, Theatre, and Music are ways for us to connect with our most authentic self, and to explore the world around us.”