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Michael Rubinoff earned a B.A. in political science and an LL.B. (Valedictorian) from the University of Western Ontario (“UWO”). While at UWO he served on the university’s Board of Governors and two terms as Legal Society President. In 1997, on a platform highlighting post secondary school issues, he ran for Member of Parliament in the riding of London North Centre and was one of the youngest candidates in the country. Prior to being called to the Ontario Bar in 2002, he launched M. Rubinoff Productions Inc., a commercial theatre company producing mid-sized theatre in the City of Toronto.
Recent producing credits include the Canadian premieres of the Off-Broadway plays Love, Loss, and What I Wore, co-written by Nora Ephron and starring twenty one of Canada’s most notable actresses and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, which starred Canada’s most notable young actors. His productions have earned one Dora Mavor Moore Award for excellence in Toronto theatre and six nominations.
Michael is a 2004 graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute, Intensive Producing Program in New York and was President of ScriptLab, a not-for-profit organization in Toronto, with a commitment to the development of the works and the artists of the Canadian Musical Theatre. He is President of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and chair of their Commercial Theatre Development Fund.
He is the producer of Theatre Sheridan’s six show season and produced the 2012 transfer of Theatre Sheridan’s production of RENT to the Mirvish owned Panasonic Theatre. In 2011 he established the Canadian Music Theatre Project, at Sheridan, Canada’s incubator for new musical theatre works by Canadian and international artists.
As a producer he continues to develop new works. As a lawyer he practiced commercial real estate law and entertainment law, with a focus on live theatre.