Michelle Cohen Creative Bio
Michelle’s diverse talents have been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, MTV, NPR’s "All Things Considered", and in People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post.
Michelle infuses her projects with a unique sense of artistry and a deep belief that creativity should be fun, magical, and uplifting.
Most recently, Michelle was the consultant and wrangler for the character Pierre the Mime's appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the Performance and Wellness Supervisor on the feature film Lust Life Love and she was instrumental in bringing Jeff Corey’s memoir, Improvising Out Loud: My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Act to print through University Press of Kentucky with an introduction by his former student, Leonard Nimoy and art work by Jack Nicholson.
Michelle produced the off–Broadway mega hit, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, an adaptation of the ABC Emmy Award-winning cartoon which Entertainment Tonight heralded as “a Phenomenon!” She was the original producer of Emmy Laybourne’s comedy show, The Miss Alphabet City Beauty Pageant and Spelling Bee as well as the six short films integrated within the evening’s performances. The New York Post lauded the production as “…an exceptionally funny three-woman show that restores faith in our country’s comedic future.” Michelle also served as the general manager for the workshop of George Furth and Doug Katsaros‘ musical The End.
Toasted, the one-woman show she directed, won the "Best of the Fringe" award in San Francisco. As a filmmaker, Michelle wrote and directed the romantic comedy short, Beyond Belief.
She served as an adjunct faculty member at several acting schools, including NYU and was a guest speaker for UCLA’s MFA Acting Program. Michelle has been sought after for years to assist, support and/or give objective critiques and consultations for numerous artists, productions, and screenplays. She has also led many creative and empowerment workshops for actors, singers, seekers and business people for over twenty years.
Her published books include Of Course You Can Sing!, Actually, There is Something Under the Bed: A Parent’s Guide to Empowering their Child in the Dark, Downloads from the Universe, The Intuition Tool Kit as well as MenOpop, a Menopause Pop-up and Activity Book.
She can also be heard as the ‘voice of nursery rhymes’ in Japan, for an online program she created bonding Japanese mothers with their children through creative, imaginative interpretations of English language stories.
Michelle has been performing professionally since childhood appearing in over fifty musicals and plays including Nunsense with Georgia Engel, Maria in Twelfth Night in London and Lizzy in Baby for which the New York Times said, “...Michelle Cohen sparkles.” Most recently she has been performing and hosting cabaret shows in NYC including the legendary Don't Tell Mama's.
She was also featured in a short film documentary “Today’s Voices” about Generation Xers defying the stereotype of laziness and taking the world by storm.
She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the British American Drama Academy.