I'm a Tisch, NYU trained actress with dual UK/US citizenship and a love of telling stories in many forms, be it through verse, movement, song, or on my trusted piano, ukulele, accordion, banjolele and penny whistle. I'm currently performing in offie winning best new musical La Maupin, a "queer as folk" actor-muso show celebrating 17th Century French queer sword-fighter/opera singer/wanted criminal/trailblazer La Maupin.
My stage credits include Kindness (UK Tour), Peter and the Starcatcher (Orlando Shakespeare), Little Shop of Horrors (Creede Repertory), Comedy of Errors (Persevor Productions) Tribes (Florida Repertory), The 39 Steps (Depot Theatre), Twelfth Night (Colonial Shakespeare), Pride and Prejudice (Creede Repertory,), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Florida Repertory), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Winnipesaukee Playhouse), Cabaret (Broward Stage Door), Rhinoceros (Inwood Shakespeare), and Dracula (13th Street Repertory).
I also work in VO and have my own home studio and credits in commercials, AdultSwim animations and audiobooks. Finally, i love busting out a tune and used to play in an indie band in Brooklyn, NYC, and have performed as an actor-muso in numerous Shakespeare productions and musicals and even in a green-screened piano bar for an immersive virtual show for 2 years of the pandemic.
When not acting, you can find me embroidering, playing with my absurdly fluffy dog, Spencer, and winning competitive eating championships.
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