Michael Gilboe is a playwright, director, musician, composer, teacher, and producer. He is currently heading the Performing Arts Department at the University of Great Falls where he teaches music and theatre. A Great Falls, MT native, he spent 12 years in New York City where he ran his own recording studio and production company in Times Square, producing albums for independent musicians and Tony, Emmy and Oscar winning clients. He also founded and hosted the Broadway Bullet theatre podcast where he met and conducted in-depth interviews with many of the top theatre innovators of our time. He moved back to Great Falls in December of 2010 and became part of the University of Great Falls faculty and staff, charged with developing a new theatre program from scratch. As a composer/playwright, he has written and produced several full-length musicals and over 20 children’s musicals. He recently released “aka Copperhead,” his first solo music CD in 13 years. His musical, The Dead Legend was presented at the New York Musical Theater Festival in July, 2013. Michael Gilboe holds his BA in Theatre from the University of Montana and is currently writing his thesis for his MFA in playwriting as a member of the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.