…an actress, singer, and voiceover artist
As a performer Michelle has appeared in over fifty musicals and plays including her favorites: Lizzie in Baby, Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense with Georgia Engel, Maria in Twelfth Night and as the world’s youngest Mama Rose in Gypsy. As a vocal soloist, she has been featured in hundreds of concerts and cabaret shows, including a special presentation for Governor Mario Cuomo. Most recently Michelle performed for a charity event at the Gardenia in LA. Michelle studied the classics at the British American Drama Academy in London through which she performed at the Royal Court and the Young Vic.
Michelle’s latest goal is to sing the credit songs for every movie she makes and eventually embark on a Credit Songs Tour. Jump starting the tradition, here is the first song which she co-wrote and co-sings with Damon Maida for the short, Beyond Belief.
evolution of a performer
“To say I was an avid actress and singer as a youngster is an understatement. I made a deal with my mom, she would drive me to the auditions, if I got into the show, I would find someone to shlep me back and forth…I did it every time. I could not get enough of the rehearsal rooms, backstage, and playing onstage with fellow artists.
I was recording albums for children by the time I was twelve. I was selected for the New York State School of Theatre Program by 16 and in college I was winning contests and confounding my teachers at school because I already had so much training. And now that I could drive myself, I would go back and forth between shows at school and professional productions outside of campus.
I had the extreme luck to get my Equity card pretty quickly after graduating. I spent many years touring, recording and pursuing my passion.
While I have broadened my playing field by taking on many more behind the scenes roles now, I still keep active as a singer and actress whenever the right piece comes along.”