Rory Michelle Sullivan is a singer-songwriter and composer. Her work explores relating to ourselves, others, and a spiritual Source in healthy, authentic, creative, and constructive ways. She has recorded and performed her songs internationally, from parlor rooms in Jerusalem to bars in Vienna to Jimmy’s No. 43 in NYC’s East Village. Notably, she has performed at the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival on the same stage graced by folk legends Peter Yarrow and Dar Williams. Rory Michelle's Jewish music has been featured at festivals such as ISH, Cincinnati's Jewish and Israeli Arts and Cultural Festival and on the Emerging Artist Showcase on Jewish Rock Radio hosted by celebrated Americana singer-songwriter Joe Buchanan.
Rory Michelle has released three studio albums of original songs: The God Album (2015), Inner Child (2014), and Turtledove (2013). Her Jewish-themed musical endeavor, The God Album, includes fun folk, funk, rock, and swing music with songs infused, inspired, and informed by Jewish text. Listeners have called Rory Michelle's music "most enjoyable ... worshipful as well as fun" and "clever, honest, soul-bearing folk songs that transcend place, time, and circumstance and stir the imagination and tug gently but deservedly and genuinely at your heartstrings."
When she is not composing music, Rory Michelle is singing it with Jewish communities. Rory Michelle holds a Bachelors in psychology from Harvard University and a Masters in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A staged reading workshop of her new musical, Rising in Love, will debut at the Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series in the fall of 2018. Learn more at risinginlovethemusical.com.