Kelsey Awards Spotlight: Michael Schiumo

Once a year, The Kelsey Awards celebrate all things Kelsey Theatre. Honoring excellent singing, astounding performances, beautiful set design, and powerful story lines, The Kelsey Awards highlight the magic of live theater.

So send your regards to Kelsey Theatre by learning all about the incredible talent that are nominated for The 2017 Kelsey Awards before the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00pm.

Today, we get to learn more about Michael Schiumo!

EXTRA EXTRA – The 2017 Kelsey Awards – Complete List of Nominees


Michael has been a prominent member of The Kelsey Theatre community for quite some time now. This year, he is nominated for his stand-out role as The Engineer in PinnWorth Production’s “Miss Saigon”.

How do you like working at The Kelsey Theatre?

MICHAEL: Love it. I’ve been working there so long it’s like another home. I don’t get to come out as often but it’s always a pleasure when I do.

What is your favorite Kelsey Theatre memory?

MICHAEL: Too many to count. I’ll leave it at that 🙂

What is your most embarrassing moment on or off stage that’s theater-related?

MICHAEL: The many times my diction mist sprayed audience or cast members.

If there’s one person at The Kelsey Theatre you’ve been wanting to work with, but never had the opportunity, who is it and why?

MICHAEL: Kurt Penney. Wanted to work with him since I first saw him perform in 1998. We just never seen to pick the same shows at the same time. It’ll happen eventually!

What is your dream show that you’d like to work on?

MICHAEL: Most of them have already come true 🙂 I would be interested if they decide to do “Grand Hotel” someday.

Are you excited for The Kelsey Awards on Saturday, August 19th?!

MICHAEL: I’m mostly excited to possibly get to perform with my “Miss Saigon” family.

A special message to all of the people who voted for you and made you a nominee…

MICHAEL: As I always say to every company that casts me in a show…simply: “Thank you for having me”.

Be sure to buy your tickets for the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7pm and find out who will walk away with a 2017 Kelsey Award!

For tickets and to learn more about the show and nominees, visit The Kelsey Awards Official Website!



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