Described by Kate Ceberano as “an asset to the cabaret community”, Michaela Burger is the recipient of the award for Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016 and has been nominated for a Helpmann Academy for Best Cabaret Performer 2016.
In addition to winning the 2015 International Cabaret Contest, Burger is the co-creator and star of the successful stage show Exposing Edith, about the life and songs of Edith Piaf. The show has performed to sell out audiences throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Other performing credits include Can You Hear Colour? (Adelaide Festival, Patch Theatre), Her Majesty’s Closing Benefit; alongside Meow Meow, Robyn Archer, Nancye Hayes, Rob Mills, Johanna Allen, Tim Rogers and Cameron Goodall (Adelaide Festival Centre), Brel-The Immortal Troubadour (Adelaide Cabaret Festival), Rumpelstiltskin (Windmill/State Theatre SA), Cranky Bear (Patch Theatre).
Her new show, A Migrant's Son, features original music by Burger and focuses on the theme of migration to Australia in the 20's and 30's and what affect it has had on Australia as we know it today. It is an imperative slice of Australian History that needs to be told. A history that is almost repeating itself with the asylum seekers and refugees who currently flee to this land.