The cast of North Shore Music Theatre’s HAIRSPRAY sings “You Can’t Stop The Beat” for the viewers of WCVB5abc’s “Wake Up Call” segment.
Michaela will be making her NSMT Debut in Hairspray! In addition to her role as Shelley, one of the “Nicest Kids In Town,” Michaela also gets to understudy the big-haired dreamer, Tracy Turnblad. Performances run October 30th to November 11th in Beverly, Massachusetts. Click here for tickets—you don’t want to miss this show!
Original Music ALERT! Michaela teamed up with Grammy-Nominated songwriter, Matt Bishop, to write and record a new song called “Could I Be In Love” which is available to view on YouTube, featuring footage filmed on the day of recording. Check it out by clicking here and subscribe to Michaela Bolt on YouTube for new video updates!
Michaela is now officially a member of Actor's’ Equity Association!
Here’s a note from Michaela: the story of how she became Equity and the results of her first week of auditions in NYC:
In the summer of 2012, I joined the EMC program with the first mainstage show I was cast in at Maine State Music Theatre: A CHORUS LINE (5 weeks) and returned at the end of the same summer in 42ND STREET (5 weeks). The next summer, I was hired as a performance intern with MSMT and did 13 more weeks in LES MISERABLES, GYPSY, MARY POPPINS, & HAIR. Next, I was fortunate to book yet three more shows at MSMT: SISTER ACT, THE MUSIC MAN, & YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (13 weeks). Then, I spent a summer at the Fulton Theatre in PA, doing FOOTLOOSE & SHREK (9 weeks). Last summer, just after finishing college, I was hired back with the Fulton for NEWSIES (another 9 weeks)! Then, I actually turned down a regional equity contract to travel the world as the lead singer on a cruise ship. When my 9-month contract concluded at the end of June 2018 and I got my feet back on solid ground, I applied for Equity Membership knowing: AEA qualifications had dropped from 50 to 25 points; the equity pool would be bigger and it was going to be harder to be seen as a non-union female; I had already turned down my card once while I was in college; and I was just ready to start making a living as a professional doing what I love to do!
August 31, 2018: I was elected into the Actors Equity Association a few weeks ago, and last week was my first opportunity to come to New York to audition. I got this temporary card from the Equity Building in NYC. I managed 12 auditions and 6 callbacks, and I am so happy that everything worked out and I GOT A JOB from my hustle! YAYYY! I will be forever thankful to and grateful for both MSMT (Curt Dale Clark) and Fulton (Marc Robin) and all the pros I worked with at both theatres, for teaching me the on-and-off-stage ropes and shaping me into the professional I am today! MSMT & Fulton will always feel like “home” to me; however, I am excited to expand my resume and work at a new (dream) theatre! I haven’t signed the contract yet, but stay tuned for that news soon! #EquityWorks #MichaelaBolt⚡
Michaela is the F1 on Holland America Line's ms Noordam from November 6, 2017 to June 24, 2018, performing in five production cast shows as the lead singer. She was cast by RWS Entertainment Group, based out of Long Island City, New York and rehearsed in their studio space with her cast of 12 for six weeks prior to embarking the ship in Auckland, New Zealand.
With this contract, Michaela was able to live her dreams of performing and exploring the world at the same time! She sailed to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and other South Pacific Islands, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. Check out her adventures on Instagram @MichaelaBolt and her performance reel on YouTube by clicking here.
Michaela will be spending her summer on stage in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She will be playing Hannah/Nun/Beauty and understudying Medda Larkin in the Fulton Theatre's greatly-anticipated production of DISNEY'S NEWSIES! The show runs for 54 performances from June 8th to July 23rd. Don't miss it!
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Texas State University Musical Theatre Class of 2017 Showcase.
Friday, May 12: Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, 405 Moon Street, San Marcos, TX @ 7:30pm.
Tuesday, May 16: Pearl Studios- Studio 404, 500 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor New York, NY. Musical Theatre Performances at 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 6:30pm
Strength, Hope, Love
Join the VocaLibre singers under the direction of Craig Aamot for their final concert of the year! Share in an eclectic afternoon of music from choral standards to contemporary covers in true VocaLibre style. This is Michaela's final concert with VocaLibre, so come see the magic she has been a part of for eight semesters! For tickets, click here.
Texas State University's Chorale and VocaLibre present Craig Hella Johnson's "Considering Matthew Shepard." The concert will be conducted by the composer, Craig Hella Johnson. (TX State Chorale is directed by Dr. Joey Martin; VocaLibre is directed by Mr. Craig Aamot).
"Considering Matthew Shepard" is a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. The work received its world premiere earlier this year in Austin, TX.
Michaela has various solos throughout the concert, including: "We Tell Each Other Stories."
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Michaela will be performing with seven of her Texas State Musical Theatre classmates alongside Tony Award Winning Actress and Broadway Legend, Kristin Chenoweth, under the musical direction of Mary-Mitchell Campbell, on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 8pm at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land, TX. The TXST students will be singing two songs with Kristin Chenoweth: "I Was Here," and "Upon This Rock."
Click here to buy tickets to the "Kristin Chenoweth: Celebrating the Art of Elegance" Concert.
This is Michaela's first hair tutorial video! Michaela has naturally curly hair and with the help of Controlled Chaos Curl Crème, her curls become polished and under control. Click here to see Michaela demonstrate how to correctly use this amazing, defining curl crème! To buy this Shark Tank-approved product, please click here.
Michaela will sing the "Star Spangled Banner" a cappella to kick off the 95 degree ball game in Fenway Park in Boston, MA, on Sunday, August 14th at 1:30pm. She will be back on the field in the 7th inning stretch to sing "God Bless America" with her sister, Maria. This is Michaela's 4th time singing at Fenway Park in front of 39,000 people!
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Michaela will be spending her summer on stage in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She will be playing Wendy Jo and understudying Ariel Moore in the Fulton Opera House Foundation's greatly-anticipated production of Footloose the Musical! She starts rehearsals on May 21st. This show runs for 48 performances, from June 7th to July 17th. Don't miss it!
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