Michelle Azar

Michelle Azar

Biography

Michelle Azar (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) is humbled and thrilled to take on the life of the great Ruth Bader Ginsberg as voiced by the esteemed Rupert Holmes. Her performance background began in Chicago where she sang with the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s children’s choir. She received an MA and BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and started working immediately as Janis Joplin in Beehive. Once moving to Los Angeles, she received Ovation awards for her roles in both dramatic and comedic roles with her theatre company, Neurotic Young Urbanites, and was the 2016 Stage Raw award winner for Best Actress in Eric Coble’s My Barking Dog, directed by Michael Michetti at the Boston Court Theatre. Other favorite stage credits: Bella in Lost in Yonkers; Berte in Boeing, Boeing ( La Mirada Theatre); Masha in Mayakovsky and Stalin (Cherry Lane Theatre); The Awakening of Spring (Circle Rep); and the creation of Constance Lily in the recent hit musical, Bronco Billy (Skylight Theatre). Select television and film credits include: NCIS: Los Angeles, How To Get Away With Murder, Criminal Minds, The Magicians, Aquarius, Community, and the recently released film, Senior Moment with Gene Smart and William Shatner. The web-series she co-created with her real-life sister-in-law, is currently in development for series. Michelle is no stranger to the one-woman show, as her own original piece, From Baghdad To Brooklyn, continues to tour around the country after its sold out premiere at the United Solo Festival in NYC. The intention of the piece is to explore unconscious fears to bring about societal change, as paved the way by RBG. She is grateful to her family, to this entire artistic team for their faith in her, and to her manager, Alison Caiola, for having a hunch.

Current & Upcoming Performances

Literature Live! All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Category: Literature Live! November 3 through November 27

Supreme Court Justice “RBG” welcomes a friend of the family to her cozy chambers to convey a sense of her life and its many trials.