Michele Lee News

Date of Birth: July 24, 1942 (73)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Female
WICKED's Michele Lee Tells How Being In A Broadway Flop Led To A Big BreakWICKED's Michele Lee Tells How Being In A Broadway Flop Led To A Big Break
by Michael Dale - Aug 27, 2015

BRAVO, GIOVANNI closed just in time for her to be available to replace the leading lady of the biggest smash in town. (more...)

Meet WICKED's Incoming Broadway Leads - Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt!Meet WICKED's Incoming Broadway Leads - Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, beginning Tuesday, September 15, West End alumna Rachel Tucker will join the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Elphaba, alongside Jonah Platt, who will be making his Broadway debut in the role of Fiyero. In honor of the pair joining the New York company, BWW brings you a look back some of their past performances below! (more...)

Joy Behar, Tommy Tune & More to Join Jamie deRoy at Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 11/9Joy Behar, Tommy Tune & More to Join Jamie deRoy at Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Mark your calendars today for the fall's most anticipated anniversary and birthday celebration when the mega stars of Broadway and Cabaret come out to salute award-winning cabaret performer and Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy when she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show Jamie deRoy & friends, and her "40th annual 30th Birthday" on Monday, November 9th (7:30PM) at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (899 10th Avenue at 59th Street.) (more...)

Breaking News: West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Will Join Broadway's WICKED This Fall!Breaking News: West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Will Join Broadway's WICKED This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that beginning Tuesday, September 15, West End alumna RACHEL TUCKER will join the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Elphaba. After nearly three years and over 1,000 performances, Rachel holds the record for most consecutive performances as Elphaba in London's West End production. She made her Broadway debut last season as Meg Dawson in Sting's The Last Ship. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michele Lee as 'Madame Morrible' in WICKED!Photo Flash: First Look at Michele Lee as 'Madame Morrible' in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Wicked recently welcomed two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee MICHELE LEE in the role of Madame Morrible. A veteran of the stage and screen, she is perhaps best known for her fourteen seasons as Karen Mackenzie on the landmark CBS television drama, 'Knots Landing.' Check out a photo of Lee in action below! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: She's Way Ahead! Happy Birthday To Michele LeeTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: She's Way Ahead! Happy Birthday To Michele Lee
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2015

Today we salute a Broadway and Hollywood star just announced to be making her return to Broadway later this year in WICKED. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/2015 - A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/2015 - A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Jonathan Groff is looking for A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM hits the London stage running and more! (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'Two-Time Tony Nominee to Join WICKED on Broadway as 'Madame Morrible'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Beginning performances Sunday, July 5th, Wicked will welcome two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee MICHELE LEE in the role of Madame Morrible. A veteran of the stage and screen, she is perhaps best known for her fourteen seasons as Karen Mackenzie on the landmark CBS television drama, 'Knots Landing.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC Honors Executive Producer Barry GrovePhoto Coverage: MTC Honors Executive Producer Barry Grove
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 16, 2015

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club honored Executive Producer Barry Grove with a tribute on stage at the Samuel J. Friedman theatre, celebrating 40 years at MTC.  BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Brings Cy Coleman Tribute to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Michele Lee Brings Cy Coleman Tribute to 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 13, 2015

Michelle Lee is performing NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME, THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN, this weekend, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to snap some pictures from the evening. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Brings the Music of Cy Coleman to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Michele Lee Brings the Music of Cy Coleman to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 12, 2015

Cy Coleman once said, 'Michele Lee is a surefire powerhouse performer. She embraces a lyric like nobody can.' Following her acclaimed 54 Below debut in 2014, this all-new at 54 Below show finds the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York for three nights only, continuing tonight and tomorrow. Ms. Lee's new concert spotlights the music of the legendary Cy Coleman, including songs like 'Nobody Does it Like Me' and 'It's Not Where You Start' from her Tony-nominated performance in the musical Seesaw, along with other magnificent work and some surprises from Coleman's songbook. (more...)

Michele Lee, Seth Sikes & More Set for 54 Below This WeekMichele Lee, Seth Sikes & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 8-14, Featuring Michele Lee, the SPRING AWAKENING Cast, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 8-14, Featuring Michele Lee, the SPRING AWAKENING Cast, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 7, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Daniel Quadrino at 54 Below; Spring & Summer: Spring Awakening Cast Reunion; Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland on Her Birthday; Michele Lee: Nobody Does It Like Me, The Music of Cy Coleman; and Liberty: A New Musical Cast Album Release. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin Brings 'Starting Over' to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Linda Lavin Brings 'Starting Over' to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 5, 2015

Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes the 54 Below stage this week, performing Broadway favorites, standards, jazz, and even some songs she learned from the great girl singers. Check out a look back at her first performance this week at 54 Below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tommy Tune Reflects on SEESAW and Winning His First Tony AwardBWW Interview: Tommy Tune Reflects on SEESAW and Winning His First Tony Award
by Richard Ridge - May 30, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Broadway legend Tommy Tune, to discuss his past work, getting started on Broadway and if he would ever return to the Great White Way. Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Tune discusses work in SEESAW and winning his first Tony Award. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This JuneJeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MICHELE LEE's First LA Cabaret a Smash at CatalinaBWW Reviews: MICHELE LEE's First LA Cabaret a Smash at Catalina
by Don Grigware - May 19, 2015

On Sunday May 17 at Catalina Jazz Club renowned actress/singer Michele Lee made her Los Angeles cabaret debut. Why has it taken this long? She takes her one-woman show Catch the Light on the road regularly and recently played 54 Below in NYC, but has never played a club in her hometown of LA. Well, it's high time, and the packed house agreed as the four-piece orchestra played the Beatles' 'Michelle, my belle...' as Lee was introduced to thunderous applause. She made her way through the audience singing the powerhouse 'Feeling Good', and with a combination of incredible drive and energy, an uber strong vocal style and sheer sauciness and personal sass, Lee's conquest of the room was guaranteed. Looking fabulous in black satin and sequins, she next essayed 'Nobody Does It Like Me' from her Broadway hit Seesaw. In the show she playe (more...)

Michele Lee to Premiere New Show at 54 Below Next MonthMichele Lee to Premiere New Show at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Back on the New York City stage following her acclaimed 54 Below debut in 2014, actress/singer/performer Michele Lee is bringing her much-anticipated all new show 'Nobody Does It Like Me: The Music Of Cy Coleman' to supper club 54 Below - 254 West 54th Street NY, NY 10019. This special three-night only engagement runs on June 11th, 12th and 13th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MALCOLM GETS AT THE BARBARA COOK SPOTLIGHT SERIES at The Kennedy Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Reviews: MALCOLM GETS AT THE BARBARA COOK SPOTLIGHT SERIES at The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 1, 2015

Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center has served as an incredible showcase for some of Broadway's greatest talent to take a smaller stage. The first one I attended was 5 years ago when Laura Benanti took the stage. Since then, dozens of other brilliant performers have taken to the Terrace stage to share a different, more casual side. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nikki M. James, Hal Linden & More Attend Tony Awards' 'Broadway in Hollywood' CelebrationPhoto Flash: Nikki M. James, Hal Linden & More Attend Tony Awards' 'Broadway in Hollywood' Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Yesterday, The Tony Awards hosted 'Broadway in Hollywood,' a cocktail party to toast the Broadway community in Los Angeles. The night paid tribute to the honorees of past Tony Awards and friends from the Great White Way. The event was sponsored by La Crema Wines, the official wine of the Tony Awards, and additional support was provided by media partner, The Hollywood Reporter. Check out photos below! (more...)

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