Michelle Jasso is a multi-disciplinary, Los Angeles-based performer. Favorite roles include Sally Bowles (Cabaret), The Witch (Into The Woods), The Beggar Woman (Sweeney Todd, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), Elizaveta Grushinskaya in Grand Hotel (2019 Jeff Award), Soyla Reyna (American Mariachi), and the title role in Puccini's Suor Angelica. Selected Chicago: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Music Theater Works, and Porchlight Music Theatre. Selected regional: TheatreSquared, Opera Grand Rapids, Portland Opera, and The Industry in Los Angeles. Michelle has appeared on Chicago PD, The Chi, and in the Latinx web series Border’d, premiering on OTV in late 2021.
Coming from the opera world, I struggled for years with musical theatre, and struggled further trying to find a teacher to guide me through this repertoire by building upon my existing knowledge rather than trying to burn it all down. I soon learned that Rebecca's studio is a mix of classical singers. musical theatre singers, and those who sing both - and that switching between styles within a single lesson is A-OK - making her the absolute ideal teacher for me. Every single lesson is a revelation and a gift. Rebecca has a warmth and sense of humor that immediately puts you at ease, but don't let her complete lack of pretension fool you: she is hands-down the most formidable vocal pedagogue I have ever known.