The 2008 Rolling Stock Prairie Theatre Tour
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Michelle A. Richard

Versatile vocalist Michelle Richard has been receiving acclaim for her engaging and captivating performances of jazz, French, original, dance music, and musical theatre:

“A warm, magnetic, soulful performer with a voice of liquid gold.”
Ken Klonsky, Assistant Director, “Condemned” Musical Play

“You looked great! You were so professional and natural with the audience. I loved your singing.”
Wendy Havens, Shaw & Fearless TV

“A great singer. We’re happy to have her as a special guest! Her soulful voice and warm stage presence will always light up a crowd!”
Rob Montgomery, Yale Pub

Michelle has a Diploma in Contemporary Voice, and draws heavily from her French-Canadian roots to enhance her music with captivating French songs. Strong influences include Billie Holiday, Edith Butler, Sarah Vaughan, and Edith Piaf.
She has performed for venues such as Shaw TV’s Fearless TV, CBC Radio-Canada, CBC TV, Co-op Radio and CJSF 90.1 FM, Maillardville Francophone Society, St. Andrew’s Wesley, the Yale Pub, Aberdeen Centre, Vancouver City Hall, and the Black History Month Market and Festival. In February of this year, she co-starred in a sold out musical theatre play called “Condemned”, to raise awareness about homelessness. She was emcee and vocalist for East Vancouver’s first Fearless Festival on July 1/07, where she also performed some of the most popular R&B tunes. Michelle has appeared in other venues such as.
Upcoming spring/summer highlights include her first album, which will feature some of her own compositions, jazz standards, and lovely traditional songs in French and English. She recently won the Pacific En Chanson, a French-Canadian musical showcase event featuring artists from the Yukon, Alberta and BC, with the winner representing Western Canada in Quebec. Michelle is thrilled for the opportunity to join Theatre In the Raw’s Rolling Stock Prairie Tour.

Check out Michelle's great new blog:

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Vancouver's notorious Theatre In The Raw goes on the road with three one-acts and singer/songwriter Michelle A. Richard for performances in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. May 21 - June 9, 2008
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