Michelle Macwhirter is an actor, playwright and author.
Most recently, Michelle played Gail in The May Queen (2023) and Lina in Cry It Out (2022, Winner Theatre Haus People's Choice Award), both with Reverie Theatre Company. She also played Sarah in Class of '85 (2022) at Javeenbah Theatre Company, Rebecca Marshall in Playhouse Creatures at Javeenbah Theatre Company (2021) and Laura in The Psychic at Spotlight Theatrical Company (2020) for which she was a finalist for Best Actress in the Gold Palm Theatre Awards. Michelle also played Shelley in Ladies Day at Javeenbah Theatre Company (2020) and Meg in Secret Bridesmaids' Business at Gold Coast Little Theatre (2019).
Previous theatre roles include Mary Brenham in Our Country's Good (GCLT 2008), Alice More in A Man For All Seasons (TLT 2006), Nevzeta in Miss Bosnia (Brisbane Arts Theatre, 2005), Madame de Tourvel in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (BAT, 2004), Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible (JTC 2004), Julia Simmons in A Murder is Announced (GCLT 2003), Alice in You Can't Take it With You (GCLT 2002), Rosie Probert in Under Milkwood (JTC 2001), Queen Anne in The Three Musketeers (GCLT 1998) and Jocasta in Oedipus The King (SEEVIC, UK 1995).
Michelle has completed screen acting training with Kristy Sexton's 101 Intensive, Cinzia Coassin's workshops and The Scene on Screen, after completing her early screen training at The Australian Film and Television Academy (TAFTA).
On screen, she has appeared in short films, the television production Flipper and feature films To Become One and Monster.