Michelle Tattenbaum is a theater director based in New York City. She directed the New York premiere of the musical "Nobody Loves You" by Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter at Second Stage Theatre after directing the show's world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre (Craig Noel Award nomination for Best Director of a Musical). Other projects with Itamar Moses include directing his play "Fucked" at the Flea Theater, following up on her twice-extended production of Moses's "Love/Stories (Or, But You Will Get Used To It)" also at the Flea. She directed and co-produced "The Sublet Experiment," a site-specific, touring production that played to sold-out crowds in New York City for over six months. She previously collaborated with Emma Tattenbaum-Fine on Emma’s one-woman show, "Laughing All the Way From the Sperm Bank." Michelle has directed productions, workshops, and readings for the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Goodspeed Musicals, among many others.
Michelle worked for the Manhattan Theatre Club for three years as the Artistic Development Assistant and was closely involved in producing Andrew Lippa's "The Wild Party" and "A Class Act" prior to its Broadway transfer. She was also the Artistic Associate for America In Play and Signature Theatre Company's Literary Fellow.
From 2000 to 2007, she was a member of the First Look Theatre Company, in residence at NYU's Dramatic Writing Program, and she continues to direct and develop musicals at NYU's Musical Theatre Writing Program. She was a two-time Drama League Directing Fellow. Michelle graduated from Yale with a degree in Theatre Studies.
Michelle is also the proud mother of Tabitha, now aged 6.