Michelle’s love for the stage started from as early as she can remember and she began as a dancer who quickly landed leading roles requiring proficiency in all three disciplines: dancing, singing and acting. She played the role of Helene in “Sweet Charity” and danced her heart out as Diana Morales in “A Chorus Line” at Papermill Playhouse. Regionally she played Donna in “Mamma Mia!”, Emily Hobbs in “Elf, the Musical”, Vi Moore in “Footloose”, Eva Peron in “Evita”, Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof”, Louisa in “The Fantasticks”, Sister Leo in “Nunsense”, and Gina in the east coast premiere of “One Last Ride”, now a feature film.
Her Broadway and touring credits include “Beauty and the Beast” as Belle, “West Side Story” as Maria, “A Chorus Line” as Diana Morales, “Les Miserable” and Frank Wildhorn’s “Jekyll and Hyde” understudying Emma Carew.
Michelle’s international concert work has brought her from New York City’s Lincoln Center to the Los Angeles Convention Center with many theatres in between as well as cruises to Greece, Turkey, Iceland, England, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Alaska and South America. She’s done various reviews with many celebrated talents in show business including solo work at Radio City Music Hall, the tree lighting ceremony with Liza Minelli, the Broadway Concert Choir at Carnegie Hall with Linda Eder (also on her recording) and Good Morning America.
Her album, “Love In Time” can be streamed on numerous sites including iTunes and Spotify.
Michelle has enjoyed her expanding directing and teaching career which began with the amazing Jill Jayson at Centre Stage in Connecticut. She’s been on faculty at Usdan theatre arts camp and has directed and choreographed numerous shows in various places around Connecticut and Long Island. She was also a dancer who assisted John Carrafa in choreographing the 2002 Broadway revival of “Into the Woods”.
Teaching voice from her home in New York as well as on faculty at CW Post’s Long Island University in their musical theatre department has truly been a rewarding experience in her career. She has students on Broadway and off and has taught master classes with the likes of Joan Lader and Deborah Gibson.