MICHELLE G. SCHROEDER is a proud founding member of Available Light Theatre. Born and raised in Columbus, Michelle began her acting career at what was then Columbus Junior Theatre (now CCT) under the the tutelage of Helen Fashbaugh, Larry Sherwood, Leslie Zak, and Bill Goldsmith. She went on to study acting at The Ohio State University earning a BA in Theatre. Favorite roles at OSU include You Can’t Take It With You (Essie) and Fifth of July (Shirley Talley).Favorite roles with AVLT include those in then after water, Tomorrow is the Question (greenmom127), How to Stay Human, Time and a Few Words, God’s Ear (Mel) for which she won Columbus Theatre Critic’s Best Actress 2009, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Debra), Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Jane Bennet, et. al) for which she was honored with a Jebby Award and Jane Eyre (Jane/Bertha). Michelle also enjoyed entertaining many of your children in A Year with Frog and Toad, Go Dog, Go!, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Winnie The Pooh, Tales of Beatrix Potter, Mrs. Piggle Woggle and The BFG with the Phoenix Theatre for Children and on two tours with Columbus Children’s Theatre Adult Trouping Company including Rapunzel… A truly delightful role. Michelle also appeared in CATCO’s Almost Maine and several shows with Red Herring, Actor’s Theatre, and Blueforms Theatre Group.
Currently Michelle works with children at The Columbus Academy as a Pre-Kindergarten Associate. Michelle’s most coveted role is that of “Mama” to Eleanor Catherine. They reside in the Bexley area with 2 big dogs and a deep feeling of gratitude for a lovely life.