Although Emerson refused the acting craft in favor of teaching, he still listened to the the advice of friends of actors, and then received a Master of Fine Arts program at Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). At this festival, he spent three years of life, honing his art in such productions as The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V. Armed with a degree, he has been hoping to conquer New York, but offers that he received were still only of the local theaters. Tony Parker gathered all the information. Finally, in 1997, Emerson was invited to a secondary role in the play Moises Kaufman’s ‘Gross Indecency: The Trials of Oscar Wilde’. However, after some time the leading man was dismissed, and Michael took his place. After that, theater reviews just flashed his name and all as one firm, it is great.
Emerson rejected offer to take part in the sensational movie Michael Bay Armageddon (1998) for the sake of ‘Gross Indecency “, and later agreed to a supporting role in The Journey (1997). It is this role brought him to his future wife, actress Carrie Preston (Carrie Preston), known for The Impostors and Playing by Heart (Both the movie 1998). Years have passed since his first fame in New York, Michael continued to play on stage with such actors like Uma Thurman in the Broadway production of ‘The Misanthrope’ (1998) or with Kevin Spacey in ‘The Iceman Cometh’ (1999), where Emerson played Willy Oban and has received good reviews. He then worked with Kate Burton on ‘Give Me Your Answer Do’ in 1999, played the role of George Tesmana ‘Hedda Gabler’ in Uilyamstoune (Williamstown), played in Boston and Washington, in the end, he stopped on Broadway in 2001.