MICHELLE MONET MUSIC INFORMATION PAGE

(This is my musical bio/info page on medium.com)

MICHELLE MONET was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised and began her musical career in Denver, Colorado. She picked up the guitar at age 8 and discovered she had an innate ability to play, sing and compose music.

In 1979 Michelle met and teamed up with songwriter Archie Evans Jr. and they began composing music. (They collaborated on over 50 original songs).

In 1985 after singing around the Denver, Colorado area as a solo artist with her guitar, Michelle formed a band and began producing and starring in concerts, some to benefit various charities she believed in.

In 1988 Michelle also taught Vocal Performance Workshops and private vocal and guitar lessons. On a trip to Las Vegas in 1989, Michelle was spotted singing in a hotel lounge by an agent who grabbed her and asked her to come audition for the part of Barbra Streisand in the Las Vegas show ‘Legends in Concert’.

The agent was overwhelmed by Michelle’s amazing vocal ability and also her uncanny resemblance to Streisand. Michelle won the part and in 1989 began performing as Streisand in various major shows and showrooms from Vegas to NY, Lake Tahoe to Atlantic City and even Montreal, Canada to Russia.

Book cover for Michelles ujpcoming memoir about her life in show business, life as an impersonator etc

Along with her appearing in the show ‘Legends in Concert’ Michelle starred in the New York production of “Superstars Live’ and the multi-million dollar production show ‘Beyond Belief’ in Sun City, South Africa where she earned the starring role in 1995.

In 1996 Michelle was hired to produce and star in her own show ‘Streisand and Friends’ at the FOUR QUEENS HOTEL in Las Vegas. Her show was brought back three times to rave reviews. She sang various duets with other area vocalists in this show.

Some of the dignitaries Michelle has sung for over the years include Donald Trump, Michael Jackson, President and Mrs. Gerald Ford.

Michelle was even asked to sing for President Clinton at a fundraiser. The Clintons said that the ‘real’ Streisand wanted 2 million. Michelle’s agent jokingly said ‘Michelle will do it for half that’.

Michelle as Streisand in the multi million dollar production show ‘Beyond Belief’

Over the years Michelle has continued to compose, record and perform her original music also.

She has produced and starred in various concerts and benefits entitled ‘She, Streisand and ME, Monet’ in which she incorporates her Streisand impersonation with her moving and memorable original songs and guitar playing.

This past year Michelle brought her show “She, Streisand and ME, Monet’ to Denver’s Lannies Cabaret club’ and Chicagos ‘Skokie Theater’ to sold out audiences.

Poster for concert in Denver’s ‘Lannies Cabaret’ club

MICHELLE MONET CRITICAL REVIEWS


‘POSSIBLY THE MOST TALENTED YOUNG LADY IN THE COUNTRY TODAY!’ Glen Miller Orchestra Leader, Atlantic City

” We saw Streisand last year and Michelle was as perfect and more gracious than the real Barbara. What a dynamite voice and personality. We need to see and enjoy performers like Michelle more often. She made our day complete and left feeling wonderful!’ — Kathleen and Robert Garcia, Ontario,

‘MICHELLE MONET HONESTLY HAS ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR SINGING VOICES ON THE PLANET. WE WERE BLOWN AWAY.’ — David Hoffmeister. Audience member

NOTHING LESS THAN PERFECT.A DEAD ON PERFORMANCE!Courier Post, Atlantic City

‘It’s uncanny how good she is. Incredible!’- Arnold and Judy Klein, Audience Members — Lake Tahoe

IF STREISAND WERE PERFORMING DOWN THE STREET I WOULD STILL STAY AND WATCH MICHELLE. SHE’S A DYNAMO! — Marilyn Hamilton, Audience member, Las Vegas

Michelles recent concert at the Skokie Theater near Chicago.

‘I CAME TO SIX STRAIGHT SHOWS. I’VE SEEN STREISAND LIVE. MICHELLE IS BETTER!!” Bruce Lichtenstein Audience member, Atlantic City, NJ

‘Our trip here to Vegas was well worthwhile just to see and hear Michelle. She made our entire trip!”- Lee and Iris Marquez, Atlantic City

‘ONLY TWO PEOPLE CAN BELT OUT THESE TYPE SONGS..MICHELLE MONET AND STREISAND HERSELF’- Atlantic City Gazette

“Impersonator does Streisand to a ‘T” — Las Vegas Review Journal

MICHELLE’S ORIGINAL SONGS MOVED THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE. LOOKING AROUND THE THEATER I DID NOT SEE A DRY EYE!!–Stoddard White Audience member, Lake Tahoe

“I RECENTLY SAW STREISAND LIVE IN CONCERT. I PREFERRED MICHELLES LOUNGE SHOW AT THE 4 QUEENS HOTEL!’ — Juanito Flores, New York City


Michelle is currently taking a break from her music to concentrate onwriting her Memoir which will be about her life in show biz, her feelings about impersonating Streisand and her eventual return to ‘herself’.

Stay tuned!

Michelle Monet contact information- michelle@michellemonet.com