Michelle Jasso is a versatile, active performer with credits encompassing opera, cabaret, various types of theatre, television, commercial, and voiceover. Within her repertoire of over 25 leading and supporting roles, favorites include "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).
A Mexican-American California native now based in Chicago, Jasso is currently understudying the great Hollis Resnik as The Wicked Witch of the West in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s summer TYA production of The Wizard of Oz, and has also appeared in Chicagoland with Music Theater Works, Porchlight Music Theatre, Kokandy Productions, Lifeline Theatre, and Oil Lamp Theatre. Next up, Michelle will appear as Elena in Evelina Fernández’s Hope: Part II of a Mexican Trilogy with Teatro Vista (fall 2019). 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).
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 in Chicago by Big Mouth Talent.