Michelle Cosentino is a professional actor, voice teacher and coach based in New York City. Originally from Long Island, she dreamed of days she could call NYC her home, see every live music performance available, and learn to be best singer she could be.
Michelle followed these dreams to Ithaca College where she studied Classical Voice Performance and earned her Bachelor of Music. Upon completing her degree, she returned home to Long Island, where she established her own private voice studio and started music directing local theatre productions.
Endeavoring to learn more in service of her students, Michelle moved to New York City to pursue her Masters in Musical Theatre and earn an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. She gained experience teaching non-music majors Voice in a private and group setting and graduated with a thorough knowledge of voice science, brilliant confidence as a singer, and a very full heart. Post NYU, Michelle has served on faculty at New Jersey City University and a teaching artist with Broadway Artists Alliance, Gateway Playhouse, and St. Ignatius Loyola School. She is currently on Acting and Voice faculty at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY.
As a performer, Michelle has appeared in the inaugural cast of Kinky Boots with Norwegian Cruise Line, working with Jerry Mitchell and the UK team, Dominic Shaw and Darren Carnall. She’s appeared at many regional theatres, the West End Lounge, The Duplex, and was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition.
Michelle jams out on the piano, flute, piccolo, & ukulele. She is passionate to a fault, always willing to be a listener to anyone needs one, can recite random facts of musical theatre history, loves learning how to speak in different accents/dialects, and adores exploring her neighborhood in Astoria, NY.
She is a proud member of AEA and fully dedicated to continuing to make the NYC theatre/music industry a safe, inclusive, and diverse community.
Michelle loves to read, run, kickbox, play piano, ask random strangers if she can pet their dogs, and cook large Italian meals.
She currently resides and teaches in Astoria, NY.
PERFORMANCE MUSIC DIRECTING/TEACHING