Michelle Jasso is a versatile, active performer with credits encompassing opera, cabaret, theatre, television, commercial, and voiceover. Within her repertoire of over 25 leading and supporting roles, favorites include the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, The Witch (Into the Woods), Sally Bowles (Cabaret), The Beggar Woman (Sweeney Todd, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award recipient: Featured Actress in a Musical), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Lily (The Secret Garden), and Elizaveta Grushinskaya (Grand Hotel, Jeff Award recipient: Performer in a Supporting Role, Non-Equity). Jasso spent this past summer on Navy Pier with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, understudying the great Hollis Resnik as The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, in which she performed a total of 19 times to great acclaim. She has also appeared in Chicagoland with Music Theater Works, Porchlight Music Theatre, Kokandy Productions, Lifeline Theatre, and Oil Lamp Theatre. Michelle happily returns to Chicago Shakespeare this fall, understudying the role of Mrs. Wallis Simpson in The King's Speech, the cast of which includes Harry Hadden-Paton (Broadway’s My Fair Lady, Downton Abbey, The Crown) and James Frain (The Tudors, True Blood, The White Queen). Jasso’s regional credits include the Wyoming Theatre Festival, Opera Grand Rapids, Portland Opera, and The Industry in Los Angeles.
Michelle made her network television debut on Chicago PD in 2019, and is currently in production for a new Latinx webseries entitled Border'd, now in partnership with Open Television (OTV). She has also appeared on Investigation Discovery’s I (Almost) Got Away With It.
A Mexican-American California native now based in Chicago, Jasso is a proud member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and of the Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists (ALTA), and is represented by the hardworking team at Big Mouth Talent.