Michelle has also had a fantastic solo career with two Gospel albums released in 2002 and 2004 and a dance pop album, ‘Unexpected’, released in 2008. ‘We Break the Dawn’ & ‘The Greatest’ peaked at No 1 on the Billboard dance chart.
The video for ‘We Break The Dawn’ went into rotation on VH1 Soul, MTV Hits, LOGO, and was also featured on MTV.com, VH1.com, Myspace tv.com, logo online.
In 2003 Michelle made her Broadway debut in Disney’s production ‘Aida’ in the title role. In 2006, she took to the television screen as Naomi, in the popular UPN sitcom, ‘Half and Half’. Later the same year, Michelle featured on FOX’s successful ‘Celebrity Duets’ series. April 2007 Michelle starred in the opening of the touring company of ‘Oprah Winfrey presents The Color Purple’ as Shug Avery in the USA.
Michelle made her London West End debut in the starring role as Roxie Heart in Chicago in the summer of 2009. This made her the first African-American woman to play the role in the West End. She then moved on to play the same role in Los Angeles. Michelle featured in BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2010, with Brendan Cole in which she was voted off in week 7.