Michaela Betts is a singer, song writer, lyricist, teacher and consultant working from studios in Surrey and London. She is an established session singer who has sung on projects for (among others) Patrick Doyle (Brave, Gosford Park, Bridget Jones), David Van Eyssen (Slipstream, RCVR), BBC, Gina McKee and Tim Rice. She has had her voice featured on TV commercials for The AA, Braun, Coke and Pilsner and also on the Playstation titles Just Cause and Puppeteer. Michaela is a member of the art pop band TheGhostOrchestra with whom she has released two albums and was an original cast member of their theatrical production Songs of Love and Loss at The Edinburgh Festival.
As a composer she has written original songs for the children’s theatre company Little Pixie Productions and their shows The Red Shoes, Granny’s Big Top Tales and Turned Out Nice Again. Michaela is a big supporter of fresh talent and is currently developing a song cycle of crossover pop and musical theatre material with her New Voices group of singers.
Michaela has been teaching singing and piano professionally for the last eleven years and was formally Head of Singing at Laine Theatre Arts. Past and present students can be seen in West End, touring and international productions including Mama Mia, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Rent, Motown The Musical, Aladdin, Bugsy Malone, 42nd Street, Miss Atomic Bomb and 27.
She currently lives in Surrey with her musician partner, two creative and at times feral children, their Staffordshire Bull Terrier Molly and Basset Hound pup Frankie, their two cats Bubble and Phoebe and a herd of cows who live in the field at the end of the garden (which is at current very overgrown).