July 19 – Happy Birthday Michele DeRose MacShane

Today is the birthday of a very talented Amsterdam native named Michele DeRose MacShane. Many of us who have lived in this City for a long time remember watching Michele perform on stage during her childhood and teenaged years in both school and summer recreation department productions directed by her Dad, the one and only Bert DeRose. Well fortunately, Michele has never stopped performing. In between raising a family and working in a family business, she’s appeared in off Broadway stage productions and even a television show.

Currently, she’s writing, directing and performing in her own online series she calls “Forever Raven Rainbow” about a middle aged hippie who still lives with her strict, Italian father while working for Kelly James & The Folk Review TV Show. See if you can recognize the actor who plays her father in the clip below.

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