Michelle Shuttleworth Towler is an enthusiastic and patient professional voice teacher and performer. In 10 years of teaching privately in New York, her students have been cast professionally in Broadway shows, tours, parks and cruises, and film and television in NYC and regionally. Michelle's younger students have been accepted to NYC performing arts high schools including LaGuardia and Frank Sinatra and sung in high level performances ranging from the Carnegie Hall Pops Gala, musicals for the NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players to the the prestigious National Children's Chorus. Currently, Michelle also teaches Voice at the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan.
While helping her students fine tune their musical artistry, Michelle makes vocal health a top priority. Michelle is currently in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Mentorship Program. Through this, she will study with world class musical theater voice instructors to enhance her own pedagogical skills. She spends time observing otolaryngologists, speech pathologists and singing specialists at the NYU Voice Center, attends panels at Weill Cornell and hears vocal cases presented at Columbia University Medical Center. She continues to take courses in vocal anatomy and physiology to ensure she can give her students the best vocal education possible.
In addition to teaching, Michelle was a co-founder/owner of Footlights Entertainment, an NYC-based company providing live entertainment for high end private and corporate events. She served as Director of the Buck Hill Sky Top Music Festival Educational Outreach Program, which delivers high quality arts education to students in the Pocono Mountain area. Michelle has also taught at the Pittsburgh Musical Theater Conservatory and Applause Theatrical Workshops in NYC and Westchester, where she served as Director of their Summer Theater Program.
Michelle began her performing career in regional musical theater (Pittsburgh Musical Theater) before coming to New York and launching a new phase of performing in commercials and television (Herbal Essences "Blonde", MTV's I Remember Chloe - scripted series). Following that, Michelle returned to her love of singing in NYC musical performances, concerts and religious solo work. In founding Footlights Entertainment, she was able to construct and perform in high end live musical events and corporate cabarets featuring Broadway music, jazz standards and pop music for clients such as Remy Martin USA, L'Oreal, Microsoft, Bloomingdale's Barclays Center and the 34th Street Partnership.
Michelle Shuttleworth Towler Voice Studio
AEA (Actor's Equity Association)
NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)
NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers Association)
BFA in Musical Theater Performance from Point Park University