Michael Kantor studied at the University of Melbourne from 1986-1990 and in Paris at the L'Ecole de Phillipe Gaulier in 1988. He worked for many theatre and opera companies throughout Australia as an actor and director.
Kantor was the artistic director of Mene Mene Theatre in Melbourne. In May 2004 he was appointed artistic director of the inaugural Malthouse Theatre season in Melbourne, Victoria. He continued at the Malthouse Theatre until 2010.
The Shadow King2012single work drama 'Bringing together the country's finest creative talents including Tom E. Lewis (The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith) and Jimi Bani (Mabo) this majestic and physical reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear employs the timeless tragedy to speak to the history and current circumstances of Indigenous Australia. Working across cultures and generations, The Shadow King is unmissable theatre of a scale and significance to match the land upon which it is made.' Source: www.malthousetheatre.com.au (Sighted 12/09/2012).