MICHA is the project of vocalist, songwriter, musical theater composer and actor Michelle J. Rodriguez. Born in Orlando, Florida to Puerto Rican parents and raised in Kirkland, Washington and Lexington, Kentucky, Ms. Rodriguez sings and writes songs that stab you in the heart but make you want to dance. Reminiscent of a folksy Tina Turner, a laid-back Whitney Houston or an indie Selena, MICHA has captivated audiences at the Hideout, Steppenwolf, Salonathon and now Ars Nova in NYC with her stunning vocals and vulnerability onstage.
Ms. Rodriguez returns to New York for her Joe's Pub début after a sold-out performance of her original musical, East o', West o'! at ANTFest at Ars Nova this past June, which earned her a mention in The New Yorker. This is an exciting chance to see her in an intimate duo performance of original songs and old favorites in her two native languages, English and Spanish, with acclaimed guitarist Sam Hasting. MICHA will take you on a visionary journey through her musings on life, love, and homeland, all with powerful femme-centered vibes.