Michele Schultz (Company Member)

Getting To Know... Michele

Tell us about a transformative educational experience. 


When I wrote a short story and the teacher read it aloud in class. This gave me confidence in myself as a creative artist.



What about transformative professional experiences? 


The first time I started thinking instinctively as the character I was playing Rose Hudd in The Room by Harold Pinter and reacted almost automatically as the character would (careful to sound my "h's" when talking to a dignified stranger and overdoing it). 



Why I do what I do... 


Because nothing else makes me feel this way.



What about ECT inspires you? 


Seeing people of all ages, shapes, sizes, nationalities and backgrounds united in the goal of creating art.



Where have you traveled? Where would you like to visit? 


England, Italy, Thailand, France and Switzerland. I dream of visiting Galapagos, Patagonia and Africa.



My favorite "day-off" event would be... 


Hiking in the mountains.



If I had one million dollars I would... 


Rescue as many animals from the shelter as I could.



Did you know... 


I'm allergic to kiwi fruit.

Everyone in my immediate family, except me, is a scientist.

I'm a chocoholic.

I love to cook for fun.

I was painfully shy as a child.

Michele's Favorites


  1. Cheesecake!
  2. Pasta
  3. Asparagus


  1. Horseback Riding
  2. Tennis
  3. Barre/Pilates/Yoga


  1. Wolf Hall
  2. Any Dickens/Jane Austen
  3. Forsyte Saga


  1. Trivial Pursuit
  2. Non-betting card games
  3. Charades

TV Series

  1. The Wire/The Deuce
  2. Prime Suspect (almost any British procedural)
  3. Seinfeld


  1. Excellent memory
  2. Musical training
  3. Empathy
  4. Physical flexibility
  5. Work ethic
  6. Don't take criticism personally

Mentors/Role Models

  1. Helen Mirren (only met once)
  2. Robert Stavino (high school drama/speech)
  3. Jules Aaron
  4. Todd Ball
  5. Patricia Laucella


  1. Singing
  2. Piano (badly)
  3. Listening to music
  4. Hiking

Michele's 50 Year Time-Capsule

  • Family photos
  • Stuffed animals
  • My costume designs
  • Old programs
  • Calendars/diaries
  • Favorite vintage jewelry
  • Animal photos/mementos
  • My screenplay
  • Play collection