Michelle debuts at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

At the beginning of what ended up being a very busy summer, Michelle was happy to receive the call to understudy the great Hollis Resnik as Ms. Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s TYA production of The Wizard of Oz. Gleefully Michelle was able to step into the black cape a total of 19 times throughout the run, to great acclaim. It was a joy and great honor for Ms. Jasso to have the opportunity to bring this story to life - a childhood favorite - alongside a tremendously talented cast in this magical production.

Michelle Jasso
Michelle wins 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 in late April that she was nominated for a Jeff Award for Featured Performer in a Musical for her performance as Elizaveta Grushinskaya in Kokandy’s spring 2018 production of GRAND HOTEL, and was asked to sing from the show for the awards ceremony on June 3rd. In a wonderful turn of events, Michelle was honored to take her first Jeff Award home that night!

Michelle Jasso