Michael Kape AKA Grumpy Olde Guy® (as he’s sometimes called in All Things Broadway) has been a Broadway baby since he was in utero and hasn’t stopped since—several decades later. He has acted, directed, produced, designed (sets, costumes, props, sound, lighting), coached, been a dramaturg, run a theatre company, invested in Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and even been a produced playwright. He spent seven years on the Dark Side as a theatre, dance, and opera critic and published a weekly theatre newspaper in Atlanta. He has been writing professionally since he was 14. In his checkered past, he’s also worked in magazine and book distribution, owned an advertising agency, owned a card and gift store (appropriately named Starlight Express), retired—and come out of retirement. His personal record for the most shows seen in a single year is 240 (when he lived in New York), but since moving to Palm Springs, CA he’s had to scale that back to a mere 35 (yikes!). He’s been bopped on the head (accidentally) by Stephen Sondheim and has a contribution on his Assassins wall in Connecticut. Currently, he is desperately seeking a life; so, he’s heading back to Broadway. He believes (rightly) there is no such thing as an “underrated” show (don’t get him started or Grumpy will emerge).