Michelle Nightingale is a vocalist, actress and presenter. A seasoned Performer, her experiences range from corporate events to theatre and cabaret to roles in a number of television programs and films.
Michelle’s theatre credits include Marry Me A Little (SOSA); La Boehme (SOSA); ‘A Nightingale Sings…’; 'Born to Run' (2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival) and the role of Laura Jesson in 'Brief Encounter’, which was part of the Australian tour for the UK's Kneehigh Theatre. In 2018 she appeared in That Eye the Sky (STC).
Michelle’s television and film credits include the ABC’s music education program Here’s the Beat; The Music Shop; Living English; McLeod’s Daughters and as the weather presenter on ABC news. Michelle has also had roles in such films as ‘Three Summers’; ‘The Babadook’; 'Closed for Winter'; 'Ten Empty' and 'Tale of Obsession' and the new adaptation of ‘Storm Boy’ starring Geoffrey Rush. Michelle voices the character of Claire on the SBS series of Danger 5.
She has been honoured to sing the Australian National Anthem on many occasions over the past 20 years on a local, state, national and international level.
Alicia was inspired by her first drama teacher, the late Joan Leslie, at a very young age to become an actor. She trained with Joan as a youth, then at WAAPA in Perth as a young adult, and more recently has received her Associate Diploma in Teaching through Trinity College London (ATCL).
Her experience as a performer is vast and includes many local theatre productions, television commercials, independent films and a role in The Babadook in 2012 with both her daughters. She was nominated for Best Actress at the 2015 ATG Curtain Call Awards for her role in the thrilling Bracken Moor with Independent Theatre. Most recently she appeared as Charlotte in an all-female version of the French classic ART by Yazmina Reza with Verendus Theatrical.
Alicia commenced teaching speech and drama in 2007; and has trained many students across Adelaide since - at Seymour College, Glen Osmond Primary School, Annesley College, Prince Alfred College and Walford Girls School, as well as many private students from her home studio. She has also co-directed a Fringe show, devised a successful Holiday Theatre Workshop, and run many performance workshops at schools and community groups. She thoroughly enjoys being a guest director for the Junior School Musical at Seymour College - bringing to the stage The Little Mermaid Jr in 2018, Madagascar Jr in 2019 and Annie Jr in 2020.