On a trip to Las Vegas in 1989, Michelle was spotted singing in a hotel lounge by an agent who grabbed her and asked her to come audition for the part of Barbra Streisand in the Las Vegas show ‘Legends in Concert’. The agent was overwhelmed by Michelle’s amazing vocal ability and also her uncanny resemblance to Streisand. Michelle won the part and in 1989 began performing as Streisand in various major shows and showrooms from Vegas to NY, Lake Tahoe to Atlantic City and even Montreal, Canada to Russia. Along with her appearing in the show ‘Legends in Concert’ she starred in the New York production of “Superstars Live’ and the multi-million dollar production show ‘Beyond Belief’ in Sun City, South Africa where she earned the starring role in 1995.
In 1995 was hired to produce her own show ‘Streisand and Friends’ at the FOUR QUEENS HOTEL in Las Vegas. Her show was brought back three times. She sang various duets with other area vocalists in this show. Some of the dignitaries Michelle has sung for over the years include Donald Trump, Michael Jackson, President and Mrs. Gerald Ford. Michelle was even asked to sing for President Clinton at a fundraiser. They said the ‘real’ Streisand wanted 2 million. Michelle’s agent jokingly said’ Michelle will do it for half that’. Over the years Michelle has continued to compose, record and perform her original music also. She has produced and starred in various concerts and benefits entitled ‘She, Streisand and
ME, Monet’ in which she incorporates her Streisand impersonation with her moving and memorable original songs and guitar playing. This past year Michelle brought her show “She, Streisand and ME, Monet’ to Denver’s ‘Lannies Cabaret club’ and Chicagos ‘Skokie Theater’ to sold out audiences.
Michelle is currently taking a break from her music to concentrate on her writing. She is currently writing her Memoir which will be about her life in show biz, her feelings about impersonating Streisand and her eventual return to ‘herself’.