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A native of Indianapolis, Michele’s performance resume includes musical theatre, opera, concert performance, cabaret, professional choral work, and touring productions. Michele most recently appeared with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir & Chamber Orchestra for their annual Festival of Carols concerts.
Michele proudly made her Broadway debut in in The Phantom of the Opera. She started in the ensemble, and then took over the starring role of Carlotta for a record breaking 6 years. During her 7 1/2 years in Phantom, Michele was privileged to perform the 10,000th Broadway performance as well as the 25th Anniversary performance. Michele also has the privileged distinction to be the longest running Carlotta in Broadway history, with over 2200 performances in the role to her credit.
Other credits include: Camelot (Natl. Tour w/Robert Goulet), NYGASP at City Center (Mabel, Pirates; Josephine, Pinafore), Beauty and the Beast (Montreal/Las Vegas), DiCapo Opera, Carly Simon's Romulus Hunt (New York Theatre Workshop), Tabor Opera, Mobile Opera, Missouri Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony. North Carolina Symphony, Skyline Theatre Company, San Diego Repertory, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Totem Pole Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Allenberry Playhouse, The Ziegfeld Society (NYC), and Peter Grey Terhune Presents. Original Broadway cast recording: Anna Karenina, and numerous recordings for Hal Leonard Publishing via Aireborn Recordings. Michele has traveled to over 115 countries performing on luxury cruise ships with her husband, baritone Duane McDevitt.
Upcoming engagements include the Utah Symphony, performing My Fair Lady in Concert.
In addition to her performance credits, Michele is on the adjunct faculty for the Musical Theatre Department at New Jersey City University. Michele is a proud graduate of Butler University, a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, and a proud Mary Kay Independent Sales Director (driving a free Mary Kay car!).
For the past 25 years Joshua Reed has worked in the field of technical theater and theater production, His work includes directing, set design and construction, sound engineering, lighting design and operation, and stage management. He has worked with both community and professional companies as well as with school districts and private studios. Joshua is also an adjunct professor for the theatre department at Sussex County Community College in Newton, N.J.