Michaela Shuchman


Michaela wrapped up a run at the

2019 Philly Fringe Festival playing Amber

in Actually by Anna Ziegler with Half Key Theatre Company

Over the holidays, Michaela performed in a 5 woman version of 

A Christmas Carol with Delaware Theatre Company

Upcoming: Michaela will be performing in shows at

 Lantern Theatre Company and People's Light later in 2020.



I'm Michaela. I'm an actor, singer, and teaching artist. I grew up in Philadelphia so yes, go Eagles / Sixers / Phillies / Flyers! Also go soft pretzels, wudder ice, pronouncing the word Schuylkill, and going "down the shore." 

At the best small liberal arts college in the world, Swarthmore College, I studied theater as an actor, director, dramaturg, historian, and teacher. I cut my teeth working on modern, classic, and devised pieces. I created a theater program that brought Swarthmore students into schools in Philadelphia to teach playwriting & acting. At Swarthmore, I was able to share stories with my community that felt relevant, resonated with my values, and began conversations.


I love sharing stories. I have worked regionally in productions, concerts, readings, and workshops at theaters such as the Arden Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Resident Theatre Company, PlayPenn, 11th Hour Theatre Company, the Wilma Theater, Theatre Horizon, Delaware Shakespeare, Delaware Theatre Company & 1812 Productions. I also find tremendous joy producing and acting for my own theater company, Half Key Theatre Company, where we highlight stories of forgotten women throughout history. 

I work locally in both NYC and Philadelphia. 


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