Michaelson in 2012
|Birth name||Ingrid Ellen Michaelson|
|Born||1979 (age 39–40)
New York City, U.S.
Ingrid Ellen Michaelson is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Her first album, Slow the Rain, was released in 2005, and she has since released six more albums, Girls and Boys, Be OK, Everybody, Human Again, Lights Out, and her most recent, It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense. Her two highest-charting singles are “The Way I Am” and “Girls Chase Boys,” at No. 37 and No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Musical career
- 3 Collaborations
- 4 Broadway
- 5 Film
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Discography
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Michaelson is half Swedish, and was born in 1979 in New York City to artistic parents. Her father, Carl Michaelson, was a manager of copyrights for the publishing company Carl Fischer Music and a composer on the side (“The Praise of Christmas”). Her mother, Elizabeth Egbert, was a sculptor, of Dutch ancestry. Michaelson took up piano at age four, and trained until seven at Manhattan’s Third Street Music School, continuing for many more years at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island’s Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute. While there she met vocal coach Elizabeth McCullough, who worked with her through high school. She is a graduate of Staten Island Technical High School and Binghamton University, where she received a degree in theater. While at Binghamton University she was a member of the Binghamtonics, a co-ed a cappella group, as well as the Pappy Parker Players, an improv comedy group, and the theatre repertory company under Sue Peters. Her time at Binghamton is mentioned in the song “The Hat.” She grew up doing[clarification needed] a musical theater group called “Kids On Stage.”
2006–08: Girls & Boys
In 2006, Michaelson independently put out her second album, Girls and Boys. The album, like her previous music, was streamed on Myspace. A music producer from the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy found her music online. After being contacted by the music producer, Michaelson began to be approached by several record companies. Wanting to retain all of the rights she had as an independent artist, Michaelson developed a deal with Original Signal Recordings, acting as the marketing and distribution arm for Michaelson’s label. Through Original Signal, Michaelson re-released Girls and Boys into mainstream marketing on September 18, 2007. It peaked at #63 on The Billboard charts and received positive reviews from critics. Additionally, in 2007, “The Way I Am,” a song from her album Girls and Boys, began being featured in an Old Navy commercial. The 30-second ad played on the major US networks and most prime-time shows for a few days. In less than three weeks, more than 65 appearances in prime-time had been made, including 17 season premieres.
2008–10: Be Ok and Everybody
In 2008, Michaelson released her third album, and first compilation album, Be OK. The album debuted at #35 on the Billboard Charts and received mixed to positive reviews. The album features the single, Be OK, which received a large amount of exposure on several shows and commercials. Michaelson joined the Hotel Cafe Tour that fall in support of the album, whose proceeds went toward cancer research. In 2009, Michaelson released her fourth album, Everybody. Everybody debuted on #18 on the Billboard charts and received positive reviews. It features the single “Maybe“, which received positive reviews and was featured on several television programs. Her show in Sydney, Australia at the Metro Theater is available online at MoshCam, a website that shows pre-recorded concerts.
2010–12: Parachute and Human Again
In 2010, Michaelson digitally released the single “Parachute,” a song that she wrote but was used by Cheryl Cole on her album 3 Words. The song has not been featured on any albums, but is available on both iTunes and Amazon.com. In 2012, Michaelson released her fifth album, Human Again. Human Again debuted at #5 on the Billboard charts and received very positive reviews, with critics praising the album’s unique sound. Michaelson’s first tour leg for the album, The Human Again Tour, was sold out almost every night of the tour. Since the first tour, Michaelson has continued to tour on three other legs, two in North America, and one across the world. The first leg of Michaelson’s tour was held from April to May. The second leg, The Human Again Summer Tour, was held from June to August. The Third Leg, The Human Again Fall Tour, began in September. Michaelson also played three shows in Australia, where Human Again was the first formally released record of hers there.
In September 2012, she was featured in a campaign called “30 Songs / 30 Days” to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book.
2014–2015: Lights Out
On February 4, 2014, Michaelson released the lead single, “Girls Chase Boys“, from her album Lights Out. The song reached number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Afterlife” and “Time Machine” were released as the second and third singles with moderate commercial success.
On April 25, 2014, Lights Out was released. The deluxe edition, which was released in November later that year, contains an additional 6 bonus tracks.
2016–present: It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense and Alter Egos
On April 29, 2016, Michaelson released the song “Hell No”. It serves as the lead single from her seventh studio album, It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense, which was released on August 26, 2016, through Cabin 24 Records. In support of the album, Michaelson embarked on the “Hell No Tour” beginning October 6, 2016, in Cincinnati, OH.
On 12 May 2017, a 5 track EP titled Alter Egos was released. It consists of re-worked songs from It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense with guest vocalists on each track.
In 2006, Michaelson teamed up with William Fitzsimmons on his album Goodnight, which was released that same year.
Michaelson and her friend Sara Bareilles co-wrote “Winter Song” which was featured on The Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs, a compilation of both original recordings as well as classic holiday tracks sung by a lineup of female singer-songwriters. Michaelson also worked with Bareilles, performing “Winter Song” for President Obama and his family as well as many spectators at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in December 2010. In 2011, “Winter Song” reached number 2 on the Irish Singles Chart.
Michaelson provided back-up vocals on two songs from PlayRadioPlay!‘s album Texas, including “I’m a Pirate, You’re a Princess” and the title track, “Texas.”
She provided back-up vocals on Greg Laswell‘s album, Take A Bow, which was released on May 4, 2010. Collaboration was done on the songs “Take Everything,” “My Fight (For You),” and “Come Clean.”
Michaelson’s band mate, Allie Moss released a 2009 EP entitled Passerby. A single from the EP, “Corner,” was picked up in the United Kingdom by British Telecommunications for their BT Infinity television commercials. Other past and present band members include Chris Kuffner (bass), Bess Rogers (guitar), Saul Simon MacWilliams (keys), Billy Libby (guitar), Sarab Singh (drums) and Elliot Jacobson (drums).
In 2010, Michaelson co-wrote a song entitled “Parachute” with Marshall Altman which was covered by British singer Cheryl Cole on her debut solo album 3 Words; it peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom. She initially felt the track was “so poppy” that she could not release it herself. However, after the song was reworked by “Everybody” producer Dan Romer to make a more “interesting, funky production,” Michaelson released the song as a personal single. There are two different music videos for the song.
Of the release of “Parachute” and upcoming material, Michaelson explained in a 2010 interview with Billboard.com, “I just felt like I wanted to put something out. I’m not ready to put a full album out, so we thought we’d put this out and see how people take it or don’t take it.” She said that she expects to release her next album, “probably in the middle of next year.”
In 2012, Michaelson and Laswell co-wrote and sang the duet “Landline,” which appeared on his album of the same name.
Her 2014 album, Lights Out, was very much a collaborative effort. “On all my previous records, I’d written all the songs myself. It was one producer and me locked in a room for months,” she said. “Not that that was bad, but I think that everything has a season. I never wanted to kind of give up control. I think I’m letting go of a lot of things – embracing the idea of allowing people to help me in all facets of my life. I think that I was a bit of a control freak, and I’m just more open to letting people be part of things that they weren’t part of before. It’s really liberating. I had the best time ever on the last record. It was just really wonderful to be able to share the success with other people.”  She has also appeared on The Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick.
Michaelson played the role of Sonya Rostova temporarily in the Broadway musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 from July 3 to August 13, 2017, while actress Brittain Ashford was on leave.
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 7″ Weight: 120 lbs
Let’s Go, Lead – Dir. Oleksii Babenko
Melrose, Supporting – Dir. Soren James
Come Back, Lead – Dir. Oleksii Babenko
Head Thieves, Supporting – Dir. Mike Hermosa
La Journee Je Ai Tue Ma Mere, Lead – Dir. Lola Patitbon
The Cost of Dying, Supporting – Dir. Eric Marshall
Magnus, Supporting – Dir. Michael Gooch
Fish Bowl, Supporting – Dir. Miranda Stewart
Old Friends, Supporting – Dir. Guilherme Pereire
Death of Seth, Lead – Dir. Lara Horton
Atonement, Lead – Dir. Aleksandra Zgorska
Sans Toi, Lead – Dir. Francesca Dabdoub
Manitou House, Lead -Dir. Nathan Evens
Twinkie, Supporting – Dir. Nathan Evens
Twin Turbo, Guest Star -Dir. Justin Giddings, Ryan Welsh
Wing Woman, Guest Star – Dir. Michaela Myers
Skit Bags, Co-Star – Dir. Micky Gooche
Free Agents, Co-Star – Dir. Tod Holland
Passions, Co-Star -Dir. Karen Wilkens
Time Stands Still — Mandy, Supporting — Emeritus Players
Richard The Third — Lady Anne, Supporting — Omni Circus
As You Like It — Rosalind, Lead — Omni Circus
All’s Well That Ends Well — Moth, Supporting — Omni Circus
The One Man Show — Man, Lead — Actors Center
Magdayao at an event, 2011
Shaina García Magdayao
|Other names||Shin, Ina, Shai, Maggie, Shadam|
|Occupation||Actress, Dancer, Host, Model|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (160 cm)|
|Relatives||Vina Morales (sister) Luis Gabriel Moreno (Nephew)|
Shaina Garcia Magdayao is a Filipino actress, dancer, singer and model. She is currently under ABS-CBN Management and a member of Star Magic. Known as ABS-CBN‘s Kapamilya Gold Queen for her successful starring roles that have aired on Kapamilya Gold afternoon block.
Shaina Magdayao began her acting career when she was cast in the Philippine drama series Lyra, playing the lead character. She later joined Kaybol before starring in ABS-CBN’s afternoon drama series Marinella, playing the role of Rina. In 2000, when Magdayao was 11 years old, she released a self-titled debut album with Star Records. The carrier single was “Sayaw Sweet Lullabye”.
Magdayao also starred in Laurice Guillen’s 2003 film Tanging Yaman, where she won a Best Child Actress award from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards. She received an award for her role in Ang Tanging Ina. Other awards under Magdayao’s belt include the Best Child Performer award from the Parangal ng Bayan in 1999, and Best New TV Personality in the 1999 Star Awards.
In 2005, she was included in the cast of the Philippine primetime drama series Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin along with ABS CBN‘s brightest stars such as Claudine Barretto, Diether Ocampo, Angelika dela Cruz, Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz. She was also one of the lead casts of Erik Matti’s television series, Rounin, under Chito Rono‘s direction, via ABS-CBN in 2006.
In 2010, she starred in her very first solo lead role in the afternoon soap opera Alyna. The show was very successful that Magdayao was given the title ABS-CBN’s ‘Kapamilya Gold’ Queen. 2012 proved to be Magdayao’s most dramatic year, career-wise.
In 2015, she was paired to Gerald Anderson on the New York Festival-nominated family television series about angels Nathaniel. She headlined Cinema One’s first breakthrough series about millennials “Single/Single” as Joee.
In 2016, she was Billie Pono, the female lead of Quantum Films’ “My CandiDate” with Derek Ramsay. She joined Book 2 of The Story of Us as Lucia Cristobal. She rehashed her role as Joee on the second season of Single/Single.
|2018||Asintado||Samantha Del Mundo / Katrina Ramirez||ABS-CBN|
|2017||The Better Half||Camille Villalobos|
|2016||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pictures – Courageous Catie||Feliz Lucas|
|The Story of Us||Lucia Cristobal|
|Single/Single (season 2)||Joee||Cinema One|
|2015||Single/Single (season 1)||Joee|
|Nathaniel||Dra. Rachel Mercado-Laxamana||ABS-CBN|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Email||Bea|
|2014||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Jeep||Berna|
|Ipaglaban Mo: Ako Ang Biktima||Shirley|
|2013||Juan Dela Cruz||Prinsesa Mirathea “Mira”|
|2012||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Marriage Contract||Enez|
|Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo||Sarah Trinidad|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sumpak||Joyce|
|2011||100 Days to Heaven||teenage Madam Anna|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas||Christie|
|2010-2011||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna||Alyna Natividad|
|2010||Rubi||Maribel Dela Fuente|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ketchup||Rox|
|2009-2010||May Bukas Pa||Lea|
|2009||Jim Fernandez’s Kambal sa Uma||Vira Mae Ocampo / Marie Perea|
|2008-2009||Komiks Presents: Dragonna||Rona / Olive|
|2008||Your Song: Million Miles Away||Lizzie Valderrama|
|Lobo||Gabrielle “Gabby” Dizon|
|2007||Your Song: Just A Smile Away||Joanna Catapang|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Telebisyon||Onay|
|Your Song: Break It To Me Gently||Maya|
|Love Spell: Shoes Ko Po, Shoes Ko ‘Day!||Joanne|
|2006-2008||Star Magic Presents: Abt Ur Luv||Neri Larazaga|
|2006||Star Magic Presents: My Friend, My Love, My Destiny||Yeng|
|Love Spell: Charm & Crystal||Charm|
|Your Song: Cuida||Pam Su|
|Komiks Presents: Agua Bendita||Agua Cristi / Bendita Cristi|
|2005||Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin||Hazel Gerochi-Fontanilla|
|2003-2005||Ang Tanging Ina||Severina “Seven” Macaspac|
|2003-2005||Bida si Mister, Bida si Misis||Shaina|
|2002||K2BU||Violeta “Bullet” Garcia|
|2002-2003||Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay||Guinivere “Gwenn” Martinez|
|2001||Ang TV 2||Herself/Co-host|
|Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan||young Carmela Estocapio|
|1997-1999||Mula sa Puso||Jennifer Matias|
|1996||Kaybol, Ang Bagong TV||Herself|
|1996-1997||Lyra||Lyra Monteverde||GMA Network|
|2016||Dukot||Cathy Sandoval||Ten17P and Star Cinema|
|My CandiDate||Billie Pono||Quantum Films|
|2013||Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay||Lucy||Regal Films and Star Cinema|
|Four Sisters and a Wedding||Gabriella Angela “Gabbie” Salazar||Star Cinema|
|On The Job||Nicky Coronel||Reality Entertainment and Star Cinema|
|2010||Ang Tang Ina Mo (Last na ‘To!)||Severina “Seven” Montecillo||Star Cinema|
|Shake, Rattle & Roll 12||Ara Federico||Regal Films|
|Sa ‘yo Lamang||Karen||Star Cinema|
|2008||Ang Tang Ina N’yong Lahat||Severina “Seven” Montecillo|
|2007||Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po!||Rose||Regal Films|
|Katas Ng Saudi||Cathy||Maverick Films|
|Happy Hearts||Kristine||Regal Films|
|2003||Ang Tang Ina||Severina “Seven” Montecillo||Star Cinema|
|2002||Ang Agimat: Anting-anting ni Lolo||Imus Productions|
|Mga Batang Lansangan Ngayon||Sharmaine||Manhattan Asia Films, Inc.|
|2000||Tanging Yaman||Carina||Star Cinema|
|Hinahanap-Hanap Kita||Niña||Regal Films|
|Pagdating ng Panahon||Garibaldi International, Kaizz Ventures & Star Cinema|
|1995||Campus Girls||Bunny||Viva Films|
Shaina is a familiar face in advertisements. She started off as a baby model for various baby products. As a child, she was a model for Garfield, a children’s clothing company. She was in a slew of television commercials for Magnolia Chocolait, Lemon Squares Products and Goldilocks.
She was also one of the youngest models ever for Ben Chan’s clothing company Bench, moving up the ranks from modelling Bench products for children, to her current HerBench endorsements. She used to be one of the faces of Bench Skin before she transferred to The Aivee Clinic in 2015.
Shaina has also endorsed/is currently endorsing Johnson & Johnson Face Powder, Lactacyd Confidence, Skechers, Cose Teen Bags and Colgate Toothpaste.
Shaina Magdayao works with diverse NGO’s and orphanages such as Hospicio de San Jose and St. Luke Reach Out Foundation. In 2014, using her own funds and donations from her friends in and out of the show-business, she went to remote Typhoon Yolanda-stricken towns and brought relief goods to those who were affected. On her recent trip to Italy in 2015, she stayed in a convent at San Giovanni Rotondo and served children with terminal illnesses.
In 2013, Magdayao joined the PETA campaign, Free Mali. Mali is the only captive elephant in the Philippines; residing at Manila Zoo where she is alone, in a tiny enclosure and in need of adequate care. The campaign focus is to have her moved from the zoo to Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary.
Awards and nominations
|Awards and Nomination|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|1996||10th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best New Female TV Personality||Lyra||Won|
|2000||2000 Young Critics Circle Awards||Best Performance (shared with the cast)||Tanging Yaman||Won|
|2001||Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Most Popular Child Actress||Won|
|2008||10th Gawad PASADO Awards||PinakaPASADOng Kabataan with (Sam Concepcion)||N/A||Won|
|2008||22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Single Performance by an Actress||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Telebisyon||Nominated|
|2011||59th FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Sa ‘yo Lamang||Nominated|
|2013||39th Metro Manila Film Festival||Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay||Nominated|
|2014||16th Gawad PASADO Awards||PinakaPASASOng Katuwang na Aktres (shared with (Angel Locsin, Bea Alonzo and Toni Gonzaga)||Four Sisters and a Wedding||Won|
|2015||29th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress||Nathaniel||Nominated|
|2017||35th Luna Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Dukot||Nominated|