|Known for||The Bridge Project|
Personal life and education
Beck was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and attended the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, for acting. She continued her university training at the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory, where she graduated magnum cum laude with a BFA in Acting.
Beck began her career at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she performed in The Winter's Tale and Cyrano de Bergerac. She also was in Spinning Into Butter, a film based on the play written by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Mark Brokaw, and starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Beck first garnered attention when she played Ophelia in Hamlet at the Shakespeare Theatre Company  in D.C., directed by Michael Kahn. She then went on to work with the director Daniel Fish playing Marianne in his Tartuffe  at the McCarter Theater and Yale Repertory Theater.
In 2008, Beck appeared as Viola in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of Twelfth Night, directed by Josie Rourke, currently the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse. That year, she was also part of a staging of the Dhammapada called The Way of the Buddha  at the Rubin Museum, directed by Nicole Ansari with Brian Cox, Ellen Burstyn, and Linus Roache. The performance also included the Venerable Rewatha, who chanted verses in Pali.
Beck next appeared in The Bridge Project, a joint venture between the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City and the The Old Vic Theater in London, directed by Sam Mendes. Beck appeared as Celia in As You Like It and Ceres in The Tempest. Beck was featured along with Tony and Bafta award-winning actor Stephen Dillane, Juliet Rylance, Christian Camargo, Thomas Sadoski, Ron Cephas Jones, and Alvin Epstein.
Beck has appeared in multiple Shakespeare productions at the Public Theater, including Karin Coonrod's production of Love's Labour's Lost and Amanda Dehnert's Richard III as 'Lady Anne' opposite Ron Cephas Jones . She also played 'Hero' in the Theater for a New Audience's production of "Much Ado About Nothing", directed by Arin Arbus. The cast included Maggie Siff and Jonathan Cake.
Beck is currently working on A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway at the Barrymore Theater, the second Broadway revival of this play. This production stars Denzel Washington, Latanya Richardson Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, and Sophie Okenedo. It is directed by Kenny Leon, and has been nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play.
|2014||Uncle Vanya||Sonya||Pearl Theater||Hal Brooks|
|2014||A Raisin in the Sun||Beneatha u/s||Broadway (Barrymore Theater)||Kenny Leon|
|2013||A Kid Like Jake||Nurse||LCT3||Evan Cabnet|
|2013||Much Ado About Nothing||Hero||Theater for a New Audience||Arin Arbus|
|2012||Richard III||Lady Anne||Public Theater||Amanda Dehnert|
|2011||Love's Labor's Lost||Katharine||Public Theater||Karin Coonrod|
|2009-2010||As You Like It & The Tempest||Celia & Ceres||The Bridge Project: Old Vic and BAM||Sam Mendes|
|2008||Twelfth Night||Viola||Chicago Shakespeare Theater||Josie Rourke|
|2007||Tartuffe||Marianne||McCarter Theater & Yale Rep||Daniel Fish|
|2007||Hamlet||Ophelia||Shakespeare Theater DC||Michael Kahn|
|2014||Sam and Julia||Julia||Post-production|
|2013||The Third Option||Hayden|
|2012||Death of a Prince||Alisa|
|2008||Spinning Into Butter||Sasha|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Michelle Beck.|
- "Michelle Beck at IMDB".
- "Broadway World".
- "Preening in Denmark". Kate Wingfield, Metro Weekly. June 21, 2007.
- "Shakespeare Theater Interview".
- "Tartuffe, or the Imposter". Robert L. Daniels, Variety. Oct 15, 2007.
- "The Way of the Buddha". Lia Chang, liachang.wordpress.com. Oct 15, 2008.
- "The Bridge Project 2010:As You Like It, The Tempest". Kate Kellaway, Guardian. June 26, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
- "Hollywood Reporter". May 8, 2013.
- "NY Times". January 29, 2013.
- "Essence: RAISIN gets 5 TONY Noms". April 29, 2014.
- "About the Artists".