Layne Dixon Photography

Layne Dixon Photography

about.

Michelle Lauto is an award winning Chicago based actor, singer, writer, and educator. Michelle grew up in the Jersey suburbs of New York. She began acting in and around the city at the age of 16. At 21 she moved to Chicago to study her other love: comedy. Michelle is a 2014 graduate of The Second City Training Center's Conservatory program. Since graduating Michelle has worked at several prominent Chicago area theaters, including appearing in the Original Chicago Cast of Spamilton: An American Parody for which she won a 2017 Jeff Award for Best Actress in a revue. Michelle also enjoys working as a teaching artist around the city and sharing her love of musical theatre with the next generation. She loves crafting, watching true crime shows, and talking about pizza. Michelle is currently playing Evelyn Nesbit in Marriott Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Ragtime.