I’m a spunky girl hailing from London, England who moved here to train at Tisch, NYU... and then stuck around (thank you parents for the dual citizenship). I’m a nimble-footed, Shakespeare-obsessed, effervescently joyful, piano-playing, competitive-eating, dialect-chameleon and lover of stories in all forms. I have recently been called "Matilda in adult form" and "a patronus in a world of dementors" (which are the best descriptors i could ever hope for so they needed to be shared!). My recent roles include Molly Aster in peter and the starcatcher, viola in twelfth night, logainne schwartzandgrubenierre in spelling bee, sally bowles in cabaret, audrey in little shop of horrors, clown in the 39 steps and lydia/lady catherine in pride and prejudice. That’s probably enough of me nattering on about myself so here are some kind things other people have written about me:
for molly aster in peter and the starcatcher
“She is a delightful mix of fearlessness and naiveté. Her magnetic charisma and the ever-present sparkle in her eye are undoubtedly two of the show's strongest assets”
- Matt Tamanini, BROADWAYWORLD
“Katrina Michaels loads spunk, sweetness and a disarming genuineness to her role of Molly Aster”
- Pam Harbaugh, BREVARD CULTURE
“It's Katrina Michaels' Molly who becomes the most interesting character as she navigates budding adulthood, following her heart and stepping out of her father's protective shadow. Michaels' spirited and touching performance is what gives this merriment its heart.”
- Matthew J Palm, ORLANDO SENTINEL
"Petite and winsome, Michaels lights up the stage with her crackling energy, sparking each scene with sass and savvy, keeping the energy up and the storyline moving forward. She's a treat to watch"
- Michael J. Curtiss, Caught in the act
for viola in twelfth night
"Katrina Michaels is a standout, full of energy and passion"
nancy burns-fusaro, westerly sun
for pinkie in hoi polloi
Pinkie, is played with sweet feistiness by Katrina Michaels, who sings like a lark."
-peter haas, theaterpizzazz
for a cabaret performance at 54 below
Katrina Michaels walked away with [the show] doing a truly hilarious take on “Miller’s Son”… It was really quite an astonishing performance that showed a polish that quite belied her years. She pantomimed out the entire song at blinding speed, which – combined with her wonderfully animated expressions and excellent singing – was a pure Dickensian delight”.
- Susie Mosher (54 Below Host), NY DAILY NEWS
for ruth in tribes
“Katrina Michaels whiplashes from petulant to pathologically pretentious”
- Chris Silk, NAPLES DAILY NEWS
for fraulein kost in cabaret
“Katrina Michaels luxuriates in the brazenness of Fraulein Kost”
- Christine Dolan, MIAMI HERALD
“Katrina Michaels is exceptional as Fraulein Kost, who employs whimsy and wry charm to give her character of a prostitute some real oomph.”
- Dale King, PALM BEACH ARTS PAPER