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Michele Ragusa; vocals; 12.17.2016 & 12.18.2016

Home for the Holidays 12/17 and 12/18


Michele Ragusa

Is thrilled to be making her debut with the Chattanooga Symphony! She has starred in the Holiday Pops with Marvin Hamlisch and the NSO at the Kenndy Center; JoAnn Fallatta and the Buffalo Philharmonic; and with Stuart Chafetz for the, Toronto, Detroit, Indianapolis, Long Beach and Modesto Symponies as well as the Naples and Baltimore Philharmonic’s.  She also recently starred with both the BPO and Kansas City Symponies for concert versions of “The Music Man” and also starred in concert versions of “Funny Girl” and “Kiss Me Kate” with the Buffalo Philharmonic. She last starred on Broadway in Mel Brook’s “Young Frankenstein” as Elizabeth, succeeding Megan Mullally.  She won the Barrymore Award and received both Lortel and Drama League noms. for her performance as Corinna in Christopher Durang’s “Adrift In Macao” at Primary Stages-NYC and most recently starred in the Premier of “Radio Girl” at the Goodspeed Opera House with music by Henry Kreiger (“Dreamgirls”).  Other Broadway: “Urinetown” (Penny/Hope cover); “Ragtime” (Evelyn); “A Class Act” (Mona); “Titanic” (Caroline); “Cyrano” (the Novice).  Other NYC:  “Adrift In Macao”– Primary Stages;).  Regional Credits: “Hello Dolly” (Dolly) – Riverside Theatre; “Titanic” (Alice Beane) – MUNY; “King and I” (Anna) – Maltz Theatre “Gypsy” (Rose) – The Hangar Theatre; ”The Drowsy Chaperone” (Chaperone) – Cape Playhouse; “The Full Monty”– Vickie – Paper Mill; “World Goes Round” – Pittsburgh Public; “Kiss Me Kate” – Lilli/Kate – Paper Mill Playhouse; “Bad Dates”- Studio Arena; “She Loves Me”– Amalia – Paper Mill Playhouse; “Guys and Dolls”– Adelaide – (Rabin Award) – Dallas Theatre Center and San Jose Rep; “Noises Off”– Belinda – Studio Arena; “Side…Sondheim – Berkshire Theatre Festival; “Nunsense”–Sr. Amnesia – Sacramento Music Circus; “My Fair Lady”- Eliza – Westbury/Valley Forge-w/ Michael Moriarty; “Lend Me A Tenor”– Maria – Portland Stage; “Me and My Girl”– Jacquie – Goodspeed Opera House; “South Pacific” Nellie -Dallas Theatre Center.   ***

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