PAST PROJECTS


THE OA

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Michelle can be seen in “Homecoming” Episode of THE OA which can be streamed on NETFLIX where she played a Field Reporter. 

Seven years after vanishing from her home, a young woman returns with mysterious new abilities and recruits five strangers for a secret mission. ... Seven years after her disappearance, a young woman returns with a remarkable gift, a haunting story and a feverish new mission.

Creators: Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling

Directed by: Zal Batmanglij

Starring: Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson


I LOVE A PIANO

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I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life with over sixty of Irving Berlin's most beloved songs, including classics such as 'Blue Skies,' 'There's No Business Like Show Business,' 'Puttin' on the Ritz,' 'Cheek to Cheek,' 'Always,' 'How Deep is the Ocean,' 'Anything You Can Do,' 'God Bless America,' and, of course, 'I Love a Piano.' Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, rousing and reflective, I LOVE A PIANO is a fitting tribute to the man Jerome Kern famously said had 'no place in American music - he is American music.'

Directed by: Gary John LaRosa

Musical Direction by: Aaron McAllister

SUNY GENESEO’s Alice Austin Theater

August 2016


THE BABY PROJECT - A MUSICAL

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Michelle played Chin in THE BABY PROJECT which was presented in the Reading Series at the New York Musical Festival.

How far would you go to make a family? Dana Jacobson, a fortyish, single New Yorker, leaves her colorful family of origin and moves to Los Angeles to start one of her own. As she careens through the world of medically assisted fertility she is forced to ponder the question – What exactly constitutes a family? Dana finds herself at the mercy of the foster care system, the L.A. public schools, HMO’s, and L.A. traffic. Dana’s dream comes true in a way she hadn't envisioned. Ultimately, THE BABY PROJECT gives voice to the ever-changing face of the American family.

Book by: Lori Ada Jaroslow

Music by: Fonda Feingold & Noriko Olling

Lyrics by: Fonda Feingold & Lori Ada Jaroslow

Directed by: Lori Steinberg

Musical Direction by: Zachary Ryan

NEW YORK MUSIC THEATER FESTIVAL - 416 West 42nd Street, Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studios

July 2016


LIMITLESS

LIMITLESS is a drama based on the 2011 feature. The series follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.

Michelle can be seen in Episode #13 of LIMITLESS which aired on CBS where she played a polygraph examiner. Check out the clip on the media page.

Developed by: Craig Sweeny

Written by: Jenna Richman

Directed by: Ed Ornelas

Starring: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper


AAFL 72 HOUR SHOOTOUT “LOOK DEEPER”

The 72 Hour Shootout is a global filmmaking competition for everyone from novices to established filmmakers. Filmmaking teams are given a common theme at the start of the Shootout (usually 8pm EST, the first Thursday of June) and then have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length.

For almost two decades, the Film Lab and the Shootout have provided a platform for faces, voices and stories too often marginalized, whitewashed or silenced by mainstream media. Registrants can obtain screen tests and mentorships from major TV networks and established industry professionals to help develop their careers and the top ten films screen at the AAI Film Festival, on the TV series "Film Lab Presents," and are promoted online via AAFL TV.

Excited to announce that The A Team's film "2B" in which Michelle produced and co-starred made the Asian American Film Labs Top 40 films of the 72 Hour Film Shootout 2015 which aired on AAFL TV!! 

The A Team: Michelle Liu Coughlin, Jeffrey C. Wolf, John Haggerty, Alexander Rovang, Michael Halling, Gary Leimkuhler, Marcos Sola

2B Cast: Tina Chen, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Michael Halling, Julie Henderson, Gary Leimkuhler

 11th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Red Carpet Event 7.25.15 Michelle with Jennifer Betit Yen, Tina Chen, Martin Sola & John Haggerty

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Michelle with Jennifer Betit Yen, Tina Chen, Martin Sola & John Haggerty


THE FAIRER SEX

In THE FAIRER SEX the battle of the sexes has become an all-out war. The women of the world, fed up with subjugation and sexual violence, have cast off the chains of oppression and staged a global revolution. But all is not well in the New World Order, as the brutal pro-male insurgency has swelled under the grip of a terrifying new leader. A brash dark comedy about passion, vengeance, and sexual politics, THE FAIRER SEX is certain to shock, inflame, and delight with visceral glee. For mature audiences only.

Written by: Sander Gusinow

Directed by: Samantha Lee Manas

Theatre Row Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street

July 2015


ALLEGIANCE

Michelle appeared opposite Giancarlo Esposito as Dr. Glover in Episode #13 of ALLEGIANCE which aired on NBC.  Click on the media page above to see the clip!

ALLEGIANCE centers on Alex O’Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, who learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when its revealed that his parents, Mark (Scott Cohen) and Katya (Hope Davis) are covert Russian spies deactivated decades ago. But today the Kremlin has re-enlisted them into service as they plan a terrorist operation inside the U.S. border that will bring America to its knees.

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Created by: George Nolfi

Written by: John Glenn and Rashad Raisani

Directed by: Alex Zakrzewski

Starring: Hope Davis, Scott Cohen, Margarita Levieva

 

SEEDS

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Michelle played a supporting role in the Indie feature film titled SEEDS which is currently touring the festival circuit. It was shot on location in Jamestown, RI.

When his increasingly depraved behavior spirals out of control, Marcus retreats to his family home along the New England coast. But instead of finding solace, Marcus is haunted by his darkest fears and deepest desires.

Written by: Owen Long

Screenplay by: Steven Weisman

Directed by: Owen Long

Starring: Trevor Long, Andrea Chen


HOSTAGES

 

Michelle played Nurse Jane Kass in Episode #12 of HOSTAGES which aired on CBS starring Toni Collette.

A successful surgeon (Collette) living in Washington D.C. is selected to operate on the President of the United States. She is thrust into the middle of a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage, and it is up to her to save the lives of her husband and children.

 

Developed by: Alon Aranya and Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Written by: Rick Eid and Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Directed by: Frederick E.O. Toye

Starring: Toni Collette, Tate Donovan, Rhys Coiro


72 HOUR FILM PROJECT “FILM SCHOOL CRASH COURSE”

It's official, our 72 Hour Film Project has begun!!  We had our first writing session yesterday which went really well.  We are off to a great start.  Meet my fellow writers....John Haggerty, Michael Halling, Alexander Rovang, Martín Solá, Nicholas Urda, and Jeffrey C. Wolfe. 

 

ON CAMERA ACTING MASTERCLASS

Michelle and Martín taught an On-Camera Acting Workshop at Michael Lamb's Performing Arts Programs in Windsor, CT.  It was a pleasure working with such a talented group of young artists.