To satisfy an English requirement, Michael Bluth appeared in the Drama Club's production of the original musical The Trial of Captain Hook in the tenth grade. He played the prosecuting attorney against Captain Hook.
Being in the musical slightly inspired Michael to pursue law which he attempted to do when reading a plea for his father's conviction. ("Altar Egos") He later tried to play lawyer again on the pilot episode of Mock Trial with J. Reinhold, and his mother reminded him of the play. ("Fakin' It")