In 2008, Michael developed a West End musical: Dreamland.
With the aid of Nicorette, Michael gave up smoking in 2005.
In 2006, Michael voiced the character of Soris in Blake's 7: The Audio Adventures.
Michael changed his name to Praed as there was already a Michael Prince in Equity. Praed is Cornish for meadow.
In 2002 Michael appeared in the controversial film Nine Dead Gay Guys, which caused large numbers of its audience to walk out when screened at Cannes.
In 1985 Michael left Robin of Sherwood to play D'Artagnan in a musical version of The Three Muskateers on Broadway.
In 2004 Michael voiced four audio books of Caroline Lawrence's The Roman Mysteries. These include: The Enemies of Jupiter, The Gladiators from Capua, The Secrets of Vesuvius and The Thieves of Ostia.
In 2005 Michael appeared on stage in an adaptation of Stephen King's Misery.
In 2006 Michael appeared in Killing Castro, touring UK theatres, and in May 2008 he appeared in Sleuth in Glasgow.
Later in 2008, he appeared in An Ideal Husband at the Theatre Royal in Norwich.
Michael has toured with the musical Copacabana.
Michael appeared in the music video for Enya's track Celts.
Michael is 6' tall, and has green eyes. His hair was originally dark brown, but is greying now.
(on his loyal fan base)
Michael: ... there's a loyal bunch of people out there. I mean, I'm not Brad Pitt, but I appreciate them. Apparently there's a website devoted to my chest hair, but I swear I haven't been on it.
(on performing in dance show, "Contact")
Michael: That show also stands out in my memory because it was phenomenally difficult – a skill I had not been able to do and to achieve it gives some satisfaction. I'm a terrible dancer but I loved doing it. I can move in time but I'm not a trained dancer.
(on how he likes to relax while on stage)
Michael: One of the joys of touring is the esprit de corps within a company. After a performance, generally speaking people will go out either to eat or to socialise. I find that relaxes me after a show, but the best relaxation technique for me is to read. Touring gives me the opportunity to indulge in this pastime, which I love.
(when asked about eating habits on sets for TV shows.)
Michael: In Robin Of Sherwood we had to eat nasty old scraps because we were outlaws in the forest, though they did give us rabbit once. Dynasty had far more glamorous sets, but no one ever seemed to eat anything.