Michelle Murlin (known to the locals as "Shelley") was born and raised in Steelton, PA. She started dancing and singing lessons at age four and naturally progressed into a rewarding career in musical theatre by her early teens.
Michelle attended Carnegie-Mellon University and Point Park University (both in Pittsburgh) and graduated with a degree in Musical Theatre / Dance. She worked at Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood. Michelle was lead singer for the BMG recording artists group, "Fem 2 Fem" and can also be heard on many TV movies, documentaries and feature films.
Michelle is most proud of her theatre background, having performed in a wide variety of productions, ranging from the opera "Candide" to the rock musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Her favorite role was Adelaide in "Guys And Dolls" but is most remembered as Grizabella in "Cats" and Fantine in "Les Miserables." Michelle is also remembered at Reuben's Wife in the Original Broadway Cast of "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" starring Michael Damian in 1993. She is also proud to be on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of that show. The CD is available on ITunes and in most record stores.
For the past 20 years, Michelle has been performing in the cruise industry. She started out doing production shows and it didn't take her long to put her own act together, which she has successfully been performing now for over 16 years. You may have seen her on such cruise lines as Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, Silver Seas, Crystal, Norwegian, Oceania and Renaissance Cruise Lines.