Michael studied at the prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. There he starred in a variety of theater productions, such a One Arm at the Steppenwolf and The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? at the Goodman Theater.
Michael graduated from the Theater Department of Columbia College in Chicago in 2005 with a bachelor degree in Theater Arts.
Stahl-David has appeared in movies like 2003’s Uncle Nino and 2001’s New Port South. In 2006, Michael starred in the Paper Mill Playhouse's production of The Diary of Anne Frank as Peter Van Daan. The new series The Black Donnellys which aired on Feb. 26 2006, is Michael's first television role. He plays Sean Donnelly, the youngest of four Irish brothers profiled in this new NBC drama.