Joe-Michael Jackson has been performing since the age of 14, with credits on stage and staff of dozens of productions throughout the years.
A native of central Illinois, Joe worked in Minneapolis, MN for several years at the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, and the Bloomington Civic Theatre where he was part Evita and their regional premiere of Jekyll and Hyde.
In Springfield he has been part of many shows throughout the years including performing at the Muni as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Assistant Director for Cabaret, Co-Director for White Christmas, and in the cast of Man of LaMancha and Show Boat. For the Springfield Theatre Center, Joe-Michael directed Crimes of the Heart, and Assistant Directed On Golden Pond, among many others. At the Hoogland Center for the Arts, some of his favorite shows he’s directed include A Little Night Music and Steel Magnolias. He Co-Directed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Blood Brothers, and Assistant Directed Hay Fever.
Joe-Michael has also been part of the staff and cast for several shows at the Playhouse on the Square in Jacksonville, IL. He spent two years as Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker with the Springfield Ballet Company.