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Michelle DeJean

 
Birth Place:
Orange, TX, USA
Bio:
Michelle was born in Orange, TX and nine days later took her first transatlantic flight to Birmingham England where she stayed for her first five years. Being an 'oil brat,' she and her family were later transferred to Iran for a short period before ending up in Dubai, UAE. In 1979, her family ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Orange, TX, USA

Bio:
Michelle was born in Orange, TX and nine days later took her first transatlantic flight to Birmingham England where she stayed for her first five years. Being an 'oil brat,' she and her family were later transferred to Iran for a short period before ending up in Dubai, UAE. In 1979, her family ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Roxy Hart [Replacement]
Mona [Replacement]
Roxie Hart [Replacement]
Roxie Hart [Replacement]
Roxie Hart [Replacement]
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Michelle DeJean Biography

Michelle was born in Orange, TX and nine days later took her first transatlantic flight to Birmingham England where she stayed for her first five years. Being an 'oil brat,' she and her family were later transferred to Iran for a short period before ending up in Dubai, UAE. In 1979, her family finally ended up back in the US when they moved to Houston, TX. Although Michelle had taken dance classes while in England and Dubai, she didn't really start taking it seriously until she began the strict R.A.D. syllabus at The Spring Academy of Dance in Spring, TX. She then went on to join the Houston Ballet Academy on full scholarship and continued training there through most of high school. Michelle attended and graduated from Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a dance major and at the time was the first freshman ever to start in the highest dance level. At the age of fifteen she also attended T.U.T.S Humphrey School of Musical Theater and at sixteen was cast in her first role of Leisl in The Sound of Music. She went on to perform in over 16 other productions there, including Kismet, 42nd Street, Oliver, Evita, Anything Goes, Merry Widow, Cinderella, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles, to name a few...

Michelle got her Equity card when she was 17, reprising her role in The Sound of Music in Seattle, WA. In 1991, Michelle made her big move to NYC and started her 'touring career' beginning with Jesus Christ Superstar then moving onto West Side Story (Anita) then to CHICAGO where she played Mona and was a Roxie understudy. In 2000 the tour closed and Michelle joined the Broadway company as a swing and then moved into Mona when it opened up. At this time you may have seen her image on the giant billboard in Times Square. She later took on the Roxie understudy, but never went on. The story of how she finally went on is a classic one of 'chorus girl does good'. Charlotte D'Amboise was playing Roxie at the time and also covering Christina Applegate in Sweet Charity. Christina broke her foot in previews and Charlotte needed to take over. Michelle finally got her chance to go on. She was scheduled for one Monday night performance. She called her folks in Houston and told them that if they wanted to see her do it, they had best make this one as it would most likely be her last planned show. Of course they came out. The show went really well, and the company continued to put her on that week. On Friday, the producer called to offer her the role. Shortly after, she started up as Roxie with the new tour and continued to play her for three years on the road and intermittently on Broadway. In 2008, Michelle's long run as Roxie Hart finally ended and she returned to her role as Mona. She continues to play Roxie occasionally.

Michelle is a huge animal lover and fulfilled her life long dream of owning a horse in 1996 when she met and fell in love with her black Arabian gelding Moonstruck. She bought him at 2 years old and decided she wanted to train him herself. She read many books on horse training and took what she liked from each and now has one of the most well-mannered, even-tempered Arabians out there. She admits that she learned the most from Monte Roberts, the original horse whisperer. She now leaves the hustle and bustle of the city on her days off and drives to Greentown, PA to visit her Moonie and decompress. The farm has become her sanctuary.





Michelle DeJean News

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from A STRANGE LOOP; HADESTOWN; MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; MRS. DOUBTFIRE; THE BOOK OF MORMON;  GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY and ROMEO & BERNADETTE on Monday, June 20th at 7 PM.   

Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERF Photo Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ to be held on Monday, June 20th ¬†at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  to Return to The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to Return to The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue¬†his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, April 18th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 1, 2021

¬†Stephen DeAngelis¬†continues his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†At This Performance‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday,¬†December 13th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Un Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

Stephen DeAngelis is resuming¬†his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, September 27th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

TROY Releases New Single 'Foolish' Photo TROY Releases New Single 'Foolish'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2021

Tick-tock, tick-tock…the pendulum swings. Should you call or not? After all, it was your decision to break up. You tell yourself it's ok to feel lonely as you lie awake with the painful shadow of your decision.  

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Will Return to The Green Room 42 with Shelby Acosta, John Card Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Will Return to The Green Room 42 with Shelby Acosta, John Cardoza, Jordan Dobson and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... will return to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from Jagged Little Pill; West Side Story; Ain't Too Proud:The Life and Times of the Temptations; Emojiland and Fiddler on the Roof [Fiddler Afn Dakh] on MONDAY, MARCH 9TH at 7 PM.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE… Returns To The Green Room 42 On 12/02 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… Returns To The Green Room 42 On 12/02
by Marianka Swain - Nov 28, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCEa??  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys and Understudies from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; HAMILTON; THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL and WICKED on MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND at 7PM.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Celebrates Its 16th Anniversary and Returns To The Green Room  Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Celebrates Its 16th Anniversary and Returns To The Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCEa?? celebrates its 16th anniversary and returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys and Understudies from Moulin Rouge; Ain't Too Proud; Broadway Bounty Hunter; Frozen; Kiss Me, Kate; Be More Chill; Alice By Heart; School Of Rock; and Bandstand on Monday, October 7th at 7pm.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42; Lineup Announced! Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42; Lineup Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019

AT THIS PERFORMANCEa?? returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys and Understudies from AIN'T TOO PROUD; BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER; WICKED; KISS ME KATE; BE MORE CHILL; A STRANGE LOOP and ANASTASIA on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH at 7 PM.

Michelle DeJean Videos

STAGE TUBE: Paul Schoeffler and More in TUTS' MAN OF LA MANCHA - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2013

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents the five-time Tony Award winning masterpiece Man of La Mancha, running now through March 10 at the Hobby Center for The Performing Arts. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - MAN OF LA MANCHA at TUTS
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2013

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents the five-time Tony Award winning masterpiece Man of La Mancha, running Feb. 26 - March 10 at the Hobby Center for The Performing Arts. Click below to watch a trailer for the show!


Michelle DeJean Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michelle DeJean been in?
Michelle DeJean has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Michelle DeJean been in?
Michelle DeJean has not appeared in the West End