Michael Kape or The Grumpy Olde Guy® (as he’s also known in All Things Broadway) has been a Broadway baby since he was in utero and hasn’t stopped since—many, many, many 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 a been a produced playwright. He spent seven years on the Dark Side as a theatre, dance, and opera critic and even published a weekly theatre newspaper in Atlanta. He has been writing professionally (i.e., getting paid for it) since he was 14. In his checkered past, he’s also worked in magazine and book distribution, owned an advertising agency, co-owned a card and gift store, 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. 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; if you know where he can find one, please let him know soon.