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 25 years, Michelle has been performing in the cruise industry. You may have seen her on such cruise lines as Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, Silver Seas, Crystal, Norwegian, Oceania, Regent and Renaissance Cruise Lines.
Michelle is a dynamic entertainer who performs many different styles of music, including impersonations of different legendary stars in musical history. Michelle's vocal abilities seem almost limitless and she uses her talents in an evening of performace where singing, impersonations and comedy are at their fullest. Her shows are very fun, high-enery shows that you won't want to miss!