Michelle nominated for a Jeff Award for Grushinskaya in GRAND HOTEL

Since 1968, The Joseph Jefferson Awards has been honoring outstanding theatre artists annually. With approximately 55 members representing a wide variety of backgrounds in theatre, the Jeff Awards is committed to celebrating the vitality of Chicago area theatre by recognizing excellence through its recommendations, awards, and honors. Michelle was delighted to receive the news that she was nominated for a Jeff Award for her performance as Elizaveta Grushinskaya in GRAND HOTEL.

Michelle will be performing at the awards ceremony on June 3rd at the Athenaeum Theatre. Tickets available here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10407608 Michelle will also be performing at Nominee Night at Sidetrack on May 13th, a benefit for Pride Films & Plays: http://pridefilmsandplays.com/nominee-night-on-may-13/

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BORDER’D partners with OTV

In August 2018, the cameras rolled on the pilot episode of a new Latinx web series from Diginamic Productions (Adrian & Andrew Nuño) and Lauryn Lugo entitled BORDER’D, in which Michelle worked with a small-but-mighty cast of talented co-stars. Diginamic is thrilled to have partnered with Open Television (OTV) in a streaming and development agreement for the remainder of the first season of the series. Read more about the partnership here: https://reelchicago.com/article/borderd/

The pilot had its first public screening on April 17th at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event was very well-attended, and an enthusiastic audience delivered great feedback about the work.

BORDER’D centers around a trio of Hispanic siblings brought back to their hometown where they are forced to confront their ignored culture, past failures, and hidden secrets. Michelle is delighted for the opportunity to delve further into the rich role of the stern but loving matriarch, Magdalena, who is portrayed both in flashback sequences as a young wife and mother, and decades later as a grieving widow.

Learn more about the project on this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/borderdwebseries/

Pictured: Jasso as Magdalena opposite Armando Reyes as Miguel.

Pictured: Jasso as Magdalena opposite Armando Reyes as Miguel.

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Michelle debuts on Chicago PD

Michelle appeared in Episode 610 of the hit procedural series Chicago PD, now in its sixth season. Michelle played Shelly, a Gold Coast boutique owner who witnesses a horrible crime, in a scene opposite series stars Tracy Spiridakos (Detective Hailey Upton) and Jesse Lee Soffer (Detective Jay Halstead).

Episode 610 was the mid-season premiere, which aired on January 9th. Watch it here!

Chicago PD Season 6, Episode 10

Executive Producers: Dick Wolf, Rick Eid, Derek Haas, Peter Jankowski, Arthur Forney, Eriq La Salle

Co-Executive Producers: Tim Sexton, Gavin Harris

Supervising Producer: Todd Robinson

Producers: Jeanne Caliendo, Kim Rome

Co-Producer: April Fitzsimmons

Written by: Gwen Sigan

Director: Mykelti Williamson


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