Born in Tel Aviv, 1951.
Graduate of Nissan Nativ’s Actors Studio, where he teaches today. Studied directing and education in London. Served as house director at the “Habima National Theatre” for six years.
Plays he wrote and directed: Angels are not forever, Stanislavsky, A Journey towards the sea, Orpheus, The stone and the roses, Noyman – a soldier’s fairytale, Me, Yuda and the chief of staff’s sister (with Daniel Lappin), The small distance between love and body, Sleep and fire, Many waters (with Daniel Lappin), Transient shadow, A word of love, Happiness, The Winners (with Daniel Lappin), The Dragon’s Beloved at the Khan theatre.
In “Habima National Theatre” he directed Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Filumena, Salome, Caviale E Lentichis, Sanger, A Little Hotel on the Side, The House on Sheinkin Street, Ricky’s Kindergarten, The Labour of Living, Winter Feast, Marius, The Witch. In “Cameri Theatre” he directed Macbeth, The Imaginary Invalid, The Sixteenth Lamb, Antigone, A Funny Thing Happened, The Twelfth Night, Father of the Groom, Marriage, Kroom. In “Haifa Theatre” he directed The Trojan War Will Not Take Place, Max & Moritz, Bury The Dead, Amadeus (in co-op with “Habima”).
In “Beer-Sheva Theatre” he directed Much Ado About Nothing.
In “Beit-Lessin Theatre” he directed Holy Water, The Venetian Twins (in co-op with “Beer-Sheva”), Jacko.
He directed third-year students at Nissan Nativ’s Actors Studio in the shows They Were All My Sons Except For Naomi, Black Was The Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, My Affair With Gaya.
Since May 2001 serves as Artistic Director of the Khan Theatre, where he directed his plays A Word of Love, We Are The Cavalry, Happiness, The Winners, The Dragon’s Beloved. He also directed Fighting For Home (satire based on Aristophanes), The Miser, The King’s Clothes (in co-op with “Habima”), Life Is A Dream, Othello, The Cherry Orchard, Eating.
Michael Gurevitch was awarded the Finkel award for Ricky’s Kindergarten, the Dr. Gamzo Tel Aviv Museum award, the Margalit award and also Best Director in 1999 for Transient Shadow, in 2004 for The Miser, and in 2005 for Happiness.
Receiver of the Landau award for 2004.
Receiver of the Emet award for 2005, honoring his direction work and his contribution to Israeli theatre