Michael graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor in Music Theatre in 1999 and has a Diploma in Music Composition. He won the Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer in 2016 for his Cole Porter tribute, Cole and was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys. He also appeared in the original Australian cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, We Will Rock You and Shout!.
His acclaimed one man cabaret shows In Vogue: Songs By Madonna, Sweet Dreams: Songs By Annie Lennox, Adolescent , Lucky: Songs by Kylie and Cole have delighted critics and audiences across every cabaret festival in Australia and beyond to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Christchurch, Auckland and Edinburgh Fringe where he received five star reviews and standing ovations.
In 2017 he toured California, played Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York, London’s Royal Albert Hall and with his dear friend Amelia Ryan is touring Livvy & Pete: The Songs of Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen across Australia. His original song 'Resemblance' was featured in the award winning ABC documentary Sperm Donors Anonymous. Michael won the Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Award in 2014 and Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award in 2015 and 2016
“Australian musical theatre star Michael Griffiths has effortlessly imbued Madonna with class...an intimate affair underscored by a wickedly camp bitchiness that delights ” Edinburgh Evening News
“Griffiths is obscenely talented” - Broadway Baby (UK)
“Without costume or make-up, Griffiths portrays his idol and manages to combine biography with cabaret, all the while showcasing his impressive vocals. You will leave on a little cloud of cabaret heaven” - Herald Scotland
"Intelligent, compelling cabaret... cleverly crafted, beautifully performed... Griffiths holds us in the palm of his hand - An angel playing with our hearts." - The Herald Sun
‘Charismatic storytelling and incredible musicality.’ - The West Australian