Mary Michael Patterson

Mary Michael hails from a small town west of Fort Worth, Texas. At five years old she had her first experience with the stage, playing “Lamb Chop” in THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Casa Manana Playhouse. Although she remembers wetting herself during the performance, the experience was the start of her journey as an artist. Mary Michael's mother put her in dance classes at a young age, and she fell in love with expressing herself through movement. She desperately wanted to be a professional ballerina, but when puberty hit, Mary Michael saw she was built more like a gymnast than a ballerina. Determined not to be discouraged, she added voice lessons to the list of extracurricular activities, and attended training programs during the summer months, such as Debbie Allen's Dance Intensive and Broadway Theatre Project.

After graduating High School, she went to the University of Michigan and received her Bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre. While at school, she worked as a Teacher's Assistant at the local pre-school, directed and choreographed OKLAHOMA! and FOOTLOOSE for Pioneer High School, and performed in numerous University Productions. After graduating from UofM, Mary Michael learned how to lie her way into a waiting job at an Italian restaurant, how to nanny a family of four boys, and all the while audition.

After eight exhilarating months in the big city, Mary Michael was given the opportunity of a lifetime. She made her Broadway debut with the Roundabout Theatre Company's Revival of ANYTHING GOES. During the run she had the good fortune of performing the role of Hope Harcourt numerous times. Mary Michael also had the chance to play Liesl in THE SOUND OF MUSIC benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, and Kathy Selden at Music Theatre of Wichita. In her free time, she enjoys practicing Yoga, writing poetry, brewing kombucha, watching documentary films, and reading. Mary Michael looks forward to the many blessings that this wonderful life is sure to bring.