Faculty and Artists

Gustavus/Guthrie Theater Audition Boot Camp

Michelle Hutchinson

Michelle Hutchinson

Actor Michelle Hutchison is a professional actor of stage, screen and television. She has appeared in local theaters such as the Guthrie, the History Theatre, Mixed Blood, Theater Latte Da, The Playwrights' Center, Thirst Theater, Park Square Theatre, Actors Theater of Minnesota and Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop. In Los Angeles she appeared in the L.A. Weekly-nominated comedy The Bad Seed and Cabin Pressure at the Hudson Theatre. She has been seen in films such as Fargo, My Best Friend's Wedding, Into Temptation, Factotum and the recently-released Thin Ice, as well as appearing in numerous television commercials, industrials and radio voiceover spots. As an educator she has led classes in acting, improvisation and on-camera acting at the Guthrie, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Augsburg College, General Mills and Lynn Blumenthal Casting. She has assisted at LBC in the casting of films such as Disney's Ice Princess and Sky High, Superbad, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, It's Complicated, Bad News Bears, and many more. In addition, she wrote and produced 12 episodes for the nationally syndicated Travel Channel show "Passport To Design," while writing and appearing in corporate live theater productions for companies such as General Mills, Pillsbury, Mrs. Meyers, American Express and Schwan's. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater.

Sigrid Sutter

Sigrid Sutter

Sigrid Sutter is an actor and teaching artist specializing in voice, speech, and classical verse drama. Originally from Los Angeles, her work and study have taken her to San Francisco, Washington DC, New York, St. Louis, Aix-en-Provence, and Hull (UK), spanning projects from award-winning independent films, to national ad campaigns, and world-premiers of new plays. Previous roles include Karen in Speed-The-Plow directed by Tim Ocel, Rose Sully in a workshop production of Casa Cushman with Tectonic Theater Project, and Catherine in Proof, for which the Star Tribune called her performance “engrossing” and “grounded in ragged emotion.” Her professional voice and dialect coaching credits include productions for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Good People, Clybourne Park, Comedy of Errors, Sense and Sensibility, Double Indemnity, The Foreigner, Brighton Beach Memoirs, the world premiere of The Invisible Hand), and she has assisted productions for Ten Thousand Things (As You Like It), and the Guthrie Theater (M. Butterfly). She has taught acting, movement, and Shakespeare at Macalester College, St. Paul Conservatory, St. Cloud State University, and spent two years as Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech at Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Sigrid is a member of SAG-AFTRA and VASTA, and holds an MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company/George Washington University.