Misha has enjoyed a successful career in New York, writing, arranging, orchestrating and producing for such artists as Luther Vandross, Maynard Ferguson, Phyllis Hyman and Dave Grusin. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he signed with Motown as a composer/songwriter, writing for their artists and scoring Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon.
Misha has created, composed and conducted scores in many different styles for a variety of feature films including The Phantom of the Opera, which received wide critical acclaim for its originality and scope, as well as the all time favorite kids' movie, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. Also to his credit are numerous works for the small screen, which earned him an Emmy award and an Emmy nomination. His work with up-and-coming film directors has encompassed everything from short films (Paul Ratner's King and Angel in the Rain featuring music available on Misha's Female CD) to the feature-length Un Secreto de Esperanza, Mexican diva Katy Jurado's last movie.
As a recording artist, Misha's first CD, Zambooka, was endorsed by Quincy Jones and Bob James and featured legendary artists Chick Corea and Freddy Hubbard. His next CD, Connected to the Unexpected, was picked up by over 200 college stations and enjoyed heavy rotation on the top NAC stations across the country. Don't Say It's Over, produced and co-written by Misha, features vocalist Randy Crawford. This CD spent three weeks at No. 1 on the NAC charts.