Michelle Cornelius

  • Actor
    Female / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Black - Other
    Age Range
    28 - 36
    Height
    5' 4" (1m 65cm)
    Weight
    119lb (54kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Slim
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    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2015
Anthony Tommasini
nytimes.com
2015And these aren't just singers but real and true singing actors. The fabulous facial expressions of Michelle Cornelius.
Tam Pollard
wheresrunnicles.com
2015Cornelius is splendid and flirtatious as the perfect go-between as she tries to facilitate Romeo and Juliet’s marriage.
Robin Strapp
britishtheatreguide.info
2015Cornelius who took the part of the Nurse were exceptionally strong;
Alice Williamson
exeterexpressandecho.co.uk
2015Michelle Cornelius, whose wry humour and unforgettable physical presence took the part of the Nurse to new heights.
Laura-Jane Tiley
xmedia.ex.ac.uk
2015Michelle Cornelius as Nurse who steal the acting honours.
Paul Monkhouse
dissexpress.co.uk
2015Michelle Cornelius as the Nurse was outstanding and achieved a wonderful range of humour, pathos and dramatic life.
Timothy Crow
behindthearras.com
2015Lovely Michelle Cornelius keeps traces of the other world inside her as Etain when she falls in love.
Carolin Kopplin
uktheatre.net
2015The voices of the lovers were well-matched; the role of the beguiled princess Etain was sweetly sung by Michelle Cornelius,
Alan Flynn
everything-theatre.co.uk
2015Cornelius looks quite literally fabulous, her magnificent bone structure, near-shaven head and deeply eloquent eyes she has huge stage presence.
Susan Elkin
musicaltheatrereview.com
2014increasingly enjoyable and convincing element, especially in the scenes opposite the Nurse, played by Michelle Cornelius,
Steve Hawthorne
insuffolk.com
2014In terms of acting, I needn’t even explain the comedic gold that came from Mercutio and the Nurse.
Kathryn Philpot, student at Suffolk One
ipswich-waterfront.co.uk
2014Cornelius as the nurse was able to combine movement and emotion to conjure up moments of flirtatious comedy and tragedy.
kentishgazette@thekmgroup.co.uk
kentonline.co.uk
2014Much of the supporting cast is excellent. Michelle Cornelius in her role as the Nurse gives an accomplished performance.
Wilf Arasartnam
whatsonstage.com
2014The brutal world of bare-knuckle boxing, more than 200 years ago, between an African slave and a Bristol-born boxer.
Pamela Parkes
bbc.co.uk
2014Cornelius is undoubtedly the best of the cast. Her invocation of the spirits is performed with a depth of feeling.
The Upcoming-Martha Thompson
ttp
2014Michelle Cornelius, with her compelling, expressive eyes and beautiful singing voice, is stunning as an exceptionally scheming, manipulative Lady Macbeth.
The Stage - Susan Elkin
thestage.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Nun & Lady in Waiting
Theatre (Tour)
SWAN LAKE
Carlos Acosta CBE
Birmingham Royal Ballet
UK Tour
2019Altovise
Workshops
SAMMY (Giles Terera) THE SAMMY DAVIS JR MUSICAL
Clarke Peters
Anthology Theatre & Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment
2019Farmer Seed
Theatre
THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH
Jack Macnamara
New Perspectives Theatre Company
UK Tour
2018Jamaican Fan
Commercial
Freddie Flintoff MBE Cricket World Cup 2019 - Are You In?
Peter Cattaneo
ICC International Cricket Council / Academy Films
Oval Cricket Club & Brixton Market
2018Shop Customer
Still Photos
RED CROSS RETAIL
Nigel Bradley
British Red Cross
Red Cross - Portobello Road
2018Various Roles
Workshops
LOVER’S LEAP
Zara Macfarlane
The New Musical Development Collective
Theatre Royal Stratford East
2016 - 2017Frenchy
Theatre
SWEET CHARITY
Derek Bond
Manchester Royal Exchange
Manchester Royal Exchange
2016Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, "Pele"
Theatre
LAST DREAM ON EARTH
Kai Fischer
National Theatre of Scotland
Scotland tour, Edinburgh Festival
2015Joanne Naser
TV
Autopsy: The last hours of
Paul Olding
Potato/ ITV
Outside Location
2015Robyn Crawford
TV
WHITNEY AND BOBBY-ADDICTED TO LOVE
Stephan Finnigan
Potato/ITV/CH5
ITV Studios
2015Lead Dancer
Music Video
CLAIRE MAGUIRE / DON'T MESS ME AROUND
James Willis
Bullion Productions
The Troxy
2015Various Characters
Workshops
RITES
Cora Bisset
National Theatre of Scotland
NTS Rehearsal Studios
2014The Nurse
Theatre
ROMEO & JULIET
Rae McKen & Kenrick "H20" Sandy
Custom Practice
U.K. Tour
2014Etain
Theatre
THE IMMORTAL HOUR
Benji Sperring
Finborough Theatre
The Finborough Theatre
2014Jenny Shire
Workshops
PRIZE FIGHTER
Ed Viney
The Tobacco Factory/ Blue Brook Productions
Tabacco Factory, Bristol
2014Lady Macbeth
Theatre
MACBETH
Julian Chenery
Shakespeare 4 Kidz
UK and Middle East & United Arab Emirates Tour
2013Soul Girl
Theatre
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (AUSTRALIA & UK) ARENA TOUR
Laurence Connor
Really Useful Group
Australia & U.K Tour
2013Soul Girl for Tim Minchin #Jesus Christ Superstar
TV
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER 40 MUSICAL YEARS
Julia Knowles
ITV
2011Female Ensemble Swing, U/S Mrs T/Bad Idea Bear and Gary Coleman
Musical
AVENUE Q
Evan Ensign
Cameron Mackintosh
Original U.K Tour
2010Princess Dot
Theatre
THE ENCHANTED PIG
John Fulljames
The Royal Opera House, The Opera Group & The Young Vic
ROH, The New Victory Theatre - New York City
2010Carmen's Friend / Dancer
Theatre
BIZET'S CARMEN
David Freeman
Raymond Gubbay
O2 Arena
2009The Little Coochie Snoorcher That Could, Reclaiming "C"
Theatre
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Maggie Inchley
Henley Fringe Festival
Henley on Thames
2009Nightclub Cashier
TV
Being Human
Alex Pillai
Touchpaper Television BBC 3
2008 - 2009Tiger Lily
Theatre
STILES & DREWE'S PETER PAN - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
Rachel Kavanaugh
West Yorkshire Playhouse
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Theatre
2008Nurse Janet Macgregor
TV
The Alan Titchmarsh Show
Dino Charalambous
ITV
Television Centre
2007 - 2008Nurse Janet Macgregor
Theatre
SOUTH PACIFIC
Ed Viney, Julian Woolford
UK Productions
U.K Tour
2006 - 2007Dancer
Musical
I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU- THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES USA TOUR
Gary Lloyd
Spirit Productions
USA Tour
2006Wedding Planner
TV
Footballers Wives
David Kerr
Shed Productions
Outside Location
2006Lead Marvelette, Supreme U/S Gladys Knight and Martha Reeves
Theatre
DANCING IN THE STREETS
Keith Strachan
Flying Music
U.K Tour
2006Revolutionary Nun U/S Fatima
Theatre
GADDAFI A LIVING MYTH
David Freeman
English National Opera
Coliseum
2005Arbate's Attendant
Theatre
MOZARTE'S MITRIDATE RE DI PONTE
Graham Vick
Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
2003 - 2004Ensemble,1st Cover Nehebka
Theatre
ELTON JOHN AND TIM RICE'S AIDA ORIGINAL GERMAN CAST
Robert Falls, Keith Batten
Disney Theatricals, Stage Entertainment
Colloseum Germany
2003Zombie
Film (Feature)
Shaun of the Dead
Edgar Wright
Working Title / Big Talk
Outside Location
2003Salsa Dancer
TV
AUF WIEDRSEHEN PET
Maurice Phillips
BBC
Crouch End Town Hall
2003Mummy Badger
TV
BILL ODDIES WILDLIFE IN YOUR GARDENBBC
Outside Location
2001 - 2002Tribe Member, Abraham Lincoln
Musical
HAIR
Kim Duddy
Vereinigten de Buhnen Wien
Raimund Theatre, Vienna
2001Dancer
Music Video
LIONEL RICHIE / DON'T STOP THE MUSIC
Greg Masuak
Oil Factory
La Scala Nightclub, King's Cross
2001Dancer
Music Video
KYLIE MINOGUE / SPINNING AROUND
Dawn Shadforth
RSA
Pinewood Studios
2000Lindy Hop Dancer
Music Video
GABRIELLE / WHEN A WOMAN
Max & Dania
Bullet Films
Outside Location
2000Campaign Model
Commercial
FORD FOCUS - CLOSER LOOK 2
Julian Griffiths
Ford Cars
Black Island Studios
1999Dancer
Music Video
JAMIROQUAI / KING FOR A DAY
Dawn Shadforth
RSA
Luton Hoo
1999Dancer - Ensemble
Theatre
GERSWIN'S PORGY AND BESS
Gotz Freidrich
Bregenz Festival
Sea Stage, Lake Constance, Austria
1998African Dancer
TV
THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Kim Gavin, Dougie Squires
BBC
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
1998Corps de Ballet
Theatre
VERDI'S AIDA
Steven Pimlott/Lynn Seymour
Harvey Goldsmith Entertainment
Earls Court
1998Corps De Ballet
Theatre
MOZART'S IDOMENEO
David Mcvicar
De Vlammse Opera
De Vlammse Opera, Belgium
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2015Andrew Jarvis Shakespeare Workshop - Working form the 1st Folio |Equity, Guild House, London
    2011Classical Techniques in Modern PerformanceCustom Practice
    2010Method Acting,Sam RumblelowThe Actors Centre
    2009Shakespeare Workout,Luke DixonThe Actors Centre
    2009ShakespeareMember of The Shakespeare Admiration Group
    2009Rock,Pop &SoulCity Lit
    2009Accents for ActorsCity Lit
    2009Performance Lab, For Professional ActorsCity Lit
    2009Acting On CameraCity Lit
    2001DiplomaThe Rambert School for Ballet and Contemporary Dance

    Additional Skills

    Spotlight View Pin: www.spotlight.com/ **contact removed** Vocal range: Bottom Eb to top C. Belt to Top G

    Qualified Fitness Instructor.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Black
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • German
    Accents (North American)
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • No
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Athletic
    • Intellectual
    Accents (International)
    • West-Indian
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • RP
    • South London
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • African dance styles
    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    • Hip-Hop
    • Jazz
    • Swing/Jive
    • Tap
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Bass
    • Belt
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Experienced In
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Music Videos
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    Union Status
    • Equity (UK)