Performing Arts

Walled Lake Northern’s Ellie Michaels named a finalist at the prestigious Sutton Foster Awards


Walled Lake Northern senior Ellie Michaels hit all the high notes at the prestigious Sutton Foster Awards on Saturday, May 21, at the iconic Fisher Theater in Detroit.

Michaels was named one of eight finalists earning her a $1,000 scholarship. Michaels, along with fellow Walled Lake Northern seniors Gabby Alexander and Kade Hopkins, underwent two weekends of workshops led by industry professionals at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing, which culminated with the Sutton Foster Awards Showcase.

Michaels will continue to pursue her love and passion for performing arts at the University of Michigan in the fall, where she plans to study musical theater in the top program in the country.