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Michaela Burger


Burger has shared the stage with Jason Robert Brown, Tina Arena, Kate Ceberano, Meow Meow, Daniel Koek (Phantom of the Opera) and many other world-renowned artists.

Described by Kate Ceberano as “an asset to the cabaret community”, she has been nominated for two Helpmann Academy Awards for Best Performer and is the recipient of the American Australian Association, Frank Ford, FringeWorld, BankSA and Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe awards.

Burger received accolades for her co-creation and stellar portrayal of Edith Piaf in Exposing Edith. Her recent creation, A Migrant’s Son, features original music by Burger and has acquired critical acclaim throughout Australia and the UK. In 2022 she premiered a new show, Simply Brill, which was co-created with Michael Griffiths and Amelia Ryan for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Recent stage and screen credits include Aftertaste (ABC TV & Closer Productions), Twelfth Night (Adelaide Botanic Gardens/Shakespeare South Australia), Driftwood (Umbrella Productions), Apocalypse Meow (Brooklyn Academy Of Music, New York & Malthouse Theatre), Can You Hear Colour? (Patch Theatre & Adelaide Festival of Arts) and Rumpelstiltskin (Southbank Theatre London/Windmill & State Theatre SA). Burger has also appeared frequently on stage for the State Opera South Australia.

Burger recently spent time working with prolific directors and acting instructors Susan Batson and Carl Ford at their New York studio. During their time together she developed her brand new solo work based on the story of South Australian sex worker, activist and writer Grace Bellavue. This show will be premiered in 2024.

Performances with state opera south australia