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PAMELA SHIRTZ

Singer, Actress,

Dancer & Choreographer

Pamela Shirtz has spent her life following her passion for performance and education, becoming a strong advocate for the arts both in the classroom and the community. Pamela began her passion for the stage while dancing with D & D Dance in Toledo, which led to opportunities to perform at Disney World and eventually becoming a noted choreographer in her own right. She choreographs for professional venues, community theaters and high schools throughout northern Ohio. Her choreography is a unique combination of traditional dance steps with contemporary moves, showcasing the work of renowned entertainers, such as Fred Astaire or Michael Jackson, and develops them into a dance with the same energy and glamour of a Broadway chorus line; receiving overwhelming response from the performers she has worked with and the audiences she has entertained. Pamela is the proud recipient of the 2015 & 2016 Choreographer of the Year award from BroadwayWorld.com for her her choreography in Footloose and Into the Woods. 

 

Her interests in acting and theatre have led her to play character roles from the community theatre stage to professional repertory work; starring in such diverse roles as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Judy Haynes in White Christmas, Roxie in Chicago, Maria in The Sound of Music, Natalie in Next to Normal, and many more. Pamela originated the role of Sadie in the new musical Sophie's Light in 2018. As a singer, Pamela has enjoyed frequent invitations to sing for various engagements; her most honored performance was singing for the NYPD Port Authority following September 11th. Pamela is a proud board member for Lorain Community Music Theater and the Lange Trust.

 

A passionate educator, when not on the stage, Pamela is a first grade teacher. In 2005, Pamela served as an education specialist with the Amy Biehl Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, working in developing educational programs and opportunities for both the students and teachers in several township schools. Pamela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education & Reading and a Masters of Educational Administration from Bowling Green State University. She has been a guest speaker for both school and thespian conferences throughout the State of Ohio regarding family engagement and dance. Pamela was the recipient of the 2016 ACE Educator of the Year award for Erie County and was recently presented with the Terrific Teacher Award for the Radio Station 102.7 in 2018. 

For a complete list of theatre and choreographer credits, or to book

Pamela Shirtz, please contact: pamela@michaelshirtz.com.

Schedule

Upcoming Shows:

2019 Shows​

  • THE PRODUCERS, Lorain Community Musical Theatre, Lorain, OH (Ulla / Choreographer) - July 12, 13, 19, 20, 21

  • AMERICAN SONGBOOK "ON STAGE", Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside Chautauqua, OH (Guest Vocalist) - August 28

Previous Shows:

2019 Shows:

  • SIDE-BY-SIDE SONDHEIM, Harlequins Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

  • JAZZ@8: AS I'VE LEARNED IT, Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Guest Vocalist)

  • HEI-NOTES, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH (Choreographer)

  • SOUTH PACIFIC, Amherst High School, Amherst, OH (Choreographer)

  • HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Sandusky High School, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

2018 Shows:

  • THE MUSIC MAN, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH, (Choreographer) 

  • HEI-NOTES, Heidelberg, Tiffin, OH (Choreographer)

  • SOPHIE'S LIGHT (World Premiere), Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Sadie)

  • A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH (Choreographer)

  • LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Sandusky High School, Sandusky, OH, (Choreographer)

  • HAPPY DAYS THE MUSICAL, Amherst High School, Amherst, OH (Choreographer)

2017 Shows:

  • GODSPELL, Harlequins Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Joanne)

  • MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, with George Michael (saxophone), Chautauqua Choir, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside, OH

  • JAZZ@8: SUMMER SONGS with Michael Shirtz Quartet, Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH

  • ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, Harlequins Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

  • THE UNEXPECTED ADVOCATE, Waterloo Arts Center, Cleveland, OH (Silvia)

  • GUYS & DOLLS, Amherst High School, Amherst, OH (Choreographer)

  • ANNIE THE MUSICAL, Sandusky High School, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

2016 Shows:

  • GUYS & DOLLS, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH (Choreographer)

  • LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Huron Playhouse, Huron, OH (Choreographer)

  • LEGALLY BLONDE, Sandstone Theatre, Amherst, OH (Elle Woods)

  • INTO THE WOODS, Lorain Community Musical Theatre, Lorain, OH (Choreographer)

  • A CHORUS LINE, Huron Playhouse, Huron, OH (Choreographer)

  • CURTAINS, Perkins High School, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

 

2015 Shows

  • WHITE CHRISTMAS, Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Judy)

  • FOOTLOOSE, Huron Playhouse, Huron, OH (Choreographer - AWARD BroadwayWorld.com)

  • WEST SIDE STORY, Huron Playhouse, Huron, OH (Choreographer)

  • MARY POPPINS, Stockard Arts Center, Elyria, OH (Mary Poppins)

  • STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Playmakers Civic Theatre, Port Clinton, OH (Shelby)

  • HAIRSPRAY, Sandusky High School, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

  • SHREK, THE MUSICAL, Edison High School, Milan, OH (Choreographer)

 

2014 Shows

  • LEGALLY BLONDE, Sandusky State Repertory Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Elle Woods)

  • HAIRSPRAY JUNIOR Theatre Workshop, Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

  • THE PRODUCERS, THE MUSICAL, Huron Playhouse, Huron, OH (Choreographer)

  • NUNSENSATIONS, Huron Playhouse, Huron, OH (Choreographer)

  • PAJAMA GAME, Sandusky High School, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

  • CHANGING MINDS, Edison High School, Milan, OH (Choroegrapher)

  • "8" THE PLAY, Firelands Theatre, BGSU Firelands, OH and Terra State Community College, Fremont, OH (Reader)

 

2013 Shows

  • LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL, Firelands Theatre, Bowling Green State University, Firelands, OH (Choreographer)

  • THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Sandusky High School, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

  • ANNIE THE MUSICAL, Stocker Center, Lorain, OH (Choreographer)

  • MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Doris)

 

2012 Shows

  • MARRYING TERRY, Harlequins Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Penny)

  • HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL, Stocker Center, Lorain, OH (Velma)

  • GODSPELL, Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)

  • NEXT TO NORMAL, Harlequins Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Natalie)

 

2011 Shows

  • CHICAGO THE MUSICAL, Stocker Center, Lorain, OH (Roxie Hart)

  • CALAMITY JANE, Perkins High School, Sandusky, OH (Choregrapher)

  • CINDERELLA (Junior Camp), Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Choregrapher)

 

2010 Shows

  • SOUND OF MUSIC, Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Maria)

  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH (Choreographer)