A Carole King Christmas is exactly that: a first act of Carole King’s hits, and a female-centric second act of Christmas songs. From All I Want For Christmas Is You, to Merry Christmas Darling, there are songs for every audience member to connect with and sing along to. There is no better place to enjoy the holiday nostalgia than at A Carole King Christmas!
New York-based singer, pianist, actress, and dancer, Michelle Foster has redefined the quadruple threat.
Foster has been touring and performing professionally since the age of 14, when she was chosen to perform as a soloist at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for an audience of thousands. Foster is now a regular keyboardist with Gloria Gaynor’s musical director, Mark Baron, and a keyboardist/vocal soloist with legendary doo-wop group, The Duprees. In the summer of 2019, Foster was cast in her first professional musical at Axelrod Performing Arts Center.
Months later, however, Foster was selected to perform as vocalist/keyboardist with the Mercury World Tour, produced by Terry Barber, at The Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, California. Michelle now tours internationally with Barber as a collaborative pianist and vocal soloist. While performing The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Canada, Michelle “stuck out as a clear talent” (The Palace Theatre). Though Michelle’s first love was always musical theater, her experience performing in Barber’s various tour programs opened her up to a world where her diverse talents could merge.
At 23 years old, Michelle self-produced, created and starred in Broadway 2020, an original musical review that showcases her mastery of voice, piano, drama and dance as she takes audiences on a journey through Broadway hits old and new. The show premiered at The Ritz Theatre in 2019 and is currently being booked for the 2021-2022 seasons. The Broadway 2020 album is set to release in the summer of 2020. In addition to touring, Michelle is part-owner of the private music production company, Tunedly.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, with minors in chemistry and dance. She has continued her studies at The Juilliard School, Liz Caplan Vocal Studio, and one-on-one with the most prominent casting and creative directors in New York.
“Michelle was amazing and it is clear she is going to have a long career ahead of her.” – Janet Perkins