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Michele Maxwell

1st Lang: English (fluent)     2nd Lang: Afrikaans (conversational), French (conversational)     
Eyes: Blue     Hair: Brown     Height: 1.61     

AWARDS

Fleur du Cap Nomination: Best Performance in Musical Theatre for Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret
Naledi Award Nomination “Best Lead Actress’ for Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
FNB Vita Nomination “Best Lead Actress” for Death of a Salesman and
Best Performance in Musical Theatre by a Female” for Annie and
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Popcorn.
Three Leaf Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actress for The Cherry Orchard and Hurrah.
Vita Nomination, “Best Actress” for Absurd Person Singular and
Best Performance in a Musical” for Guys and Dolls, SA Love, Annie and
Best Actress” for Full Gallop, Death of a Salesman
 

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
COILED Team Builder dir. Amanda Evans, Enigma Pictures
HOE DUUR WAS DE ZUIKER (The Price of Sugar) Grandma Fernandez dir. Jean van der Velde, Spier Films
BLUE CRUSH II Dana´s Grandmother dir. Mike Elliot: Universal Pictures & Moonlighting Films
THE SISTERS Sophies Aunt
JERUSALEMA support dir. Ralph Ziman
DEAD FAMOUS support dir .Alex Yasbeck
CITIZEN MONKEY support AFDA film school
HOODLUM & SON support Peak Viewing Films

Television

Series Role Director / Production Company
JAMILLA and ALLADIN II Aunt Zebah dir. Catharine Cooke
SAF3 Grandparent dirs. Various, Patsy Pictures
FINAL VERDICT II Nurse Taylor Carol Bouwer Productions, SABC 2
SCANDAL Abigail Martin ETV
MADAM and EVE Cameo Part Penguin Films
ISIDINGO Bubbles SABC
FISHY FESHUNS I, II, III Mrs Fisher Penguin Films
GENERATIONS Clarisse SABC
STREAKS Dee dee Diamond SABC
MY JAZZ INDABA Personal Feature ETV
FREE SPIRIT Personal Feature SABC

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
BULAWAYO BOOGIE Actress, Singer, Pianist Writer. Nicholas Ellenbogen, Rosebank Theatre
FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER Lead dir. Matthew Wild, The Fugard Theatre
DR FAUSTUS Belzebub dir.Steven Finesteen
TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE Oude Libertas
OKLAHOMA Miss Eller dir. Neil van Niekerk
ANNIE Miss Hannigan dir. Charmaine WeirSmith
MAME Title Role dir. David Mathieson
GUYS n DOLLS Miss Adelaide dir. Mavis Taylor
NUNSENSE Mother Superior dir. Marilyn VanRenen
FEMME FATALE WITH IAN VON MEMERTY Pianist Musical Director dir. Joan Brickhill
SA LOVE Pianist dir. Christo Leach
BOOGIE WOOGIE BUBBLE n SQUEAK Original Musical (South Africa, London UK, Australia, Canada)
THEATRE
THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY Emily & Aunt Dottie dir. Greg Homann
DEATH OF A SALESMAN Linda Loman dir. Bobby Heany
POPCORN Farrah Delamitri dir. Dawn Lindberg
TALE OF THE ALLERGIST´S WIFE Marjorie Taub dir. Charmaine WeirSmith
FULL GALLOP Diana Vreeland dir. Marilyn VanRenen
FAMILY SECRETS 5 Characters dir. Marilyn VanRenen
JUMPERS Dotty dir. Malcolm Purkey
ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR Eva dir. Ken Leach
MAJOR BARBARA Title Role dir. Frank Shelly
THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG Dr Gorgeous dir. Allan Swerdlow & Janet Suzman
THE CHERRY ORCHARD Varia dir. Ken Leach
COWBOY MOUTH Cavale dir. Charles Comyn
PPOPPIE NONGENA All the White Madams London, Australia, Canada
CABARET Fräulein Schneider Dir. Matthew Wild, The Fugard Theatre

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN Diploma in Speech & Drama, music
ACTORS INSTITUTE OF LONDON Theatre Courses

Special Skills

ACCENTS
South African English, British RP , with experience in British regional accents (cockney, Northern and Southern Ireland, Scottish, Northern etc) French, Italian, German, Jewish ( Kugels and other characters) Standard American, (New York, L.A., and regionals) and can pick up most accents.
MUSICAL
Singing, piano
OTHER
teacher and performance coach. Radio drama actress.