…for theatre and film
Michelle produced the off-Broadway megahit, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, a show Entertainment Tonight called “A phenomenon…” An adaptation of the ABC Emmy Award-winning cartoon, the musical was selected Playbill‘s “Outstanding Off-Broadway Production” and Time Out New York‘s “Pick of the Week.”
Due to her youth and gender, Michelle ended up having almost as much press as her show. She was featured in a short film documentary about Generation Xers defying the stereotype of laziness and taking the world by storm. At the close of the run, Michelle negotiated the licensing rights for SRL! to Freddie Gershon’s Music Theatre International where it instantly became a top best seller.
Michelle was the original producer of Emmy Laybourne’s live comedy show, The Miss Alphabet City Beauty Pageant and Spelling Bee as well as the six short films integrated within the evening’s hilarity. The New York Post lauded the production as “…an exceptionally funny three-woman show that restores faith in our country’s comedic future.”
She was the general manager for the workshop production of the musical The End, written by Tony-winner George Furth (Stephen Sondheim’s writing partner) and Doug Katsaros.
She also produced the play/event Intersection, starring Obie-winner, Karen Kandel, and Rebecca Guy. In addition to raising awareness of important social issues, Michelle arranged to direct funds raised by the show to the Coalition for the Homeless and Women in Need. Each night audience members were shown ways that they could assist real women currently experiencing difficult situations.
Michelle was one of the producers for the short film she wrote and directed, Beyond Belief. She is currently a main producer for the feature length version of the movie. Michelle is also the driving force behind another film she has written, The Close Up, a biopic about Mary Pickford.
Michelle has been sought after for years to assist, support and/or give objective critiques and consultations for numerous artists, productions, marketing plans and projects.