More on Michelle Nicastro

So, about this TV episode... It was typical sitcom fare. It didn't really show Michelle's range of talent, which was disappointing. Now, I wouldn't expect a whole lot more from a brief guest-starring role, but still....

I understand that Ms. Nicastro also had a long-standing role on Santa Barbara, but I know essentially nothing about that, or about the show itself. However, you may know Michelle as the singing voice of Callisto on Xena: Warrior Princess. What a treat.


Michelle ranks right up there close to Jodi Benson on my list of favorite singers. They both had an opportunity to perform the obscure classic tune "Disneyland" (by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken) on Varese Saraband recordings, and they both did a wonderful job. (In Michelle's case, this was on a hidden track in her solo CD, "On My Own," which was absolutely delightful.

Speaking of "On My Own," this was one of her best works ever. It was a departure from her more juvenile (but still delightful) such as "Toonful" and "Toonful, Too." Oh, and the introduction in the CD sleeve contained some comments on her rare beauty—both external and internal. Now, I know little about her as a person, but she certainly has a beautiful voice and wonderful talent to match her physical allure.

I would love to see Disney cast her in an animated feature someday, especially if she gets to sing. I believe that she could easily hold her own amongst the likes of Paige O'Hara, Judy Kuhn and Jodi Benson. Sadly, Disney seems to have departed from the Broadway-style animated feature format, so I don't think we'll be seeing that anytime soon.

So in brief... if you want a musical treat, then by all means, please check out some of her musical delights. I most highly recommend "On My Own," "Unsung Musicals," and "Toonful," with an honorable mention thrown in for her track on "Hollywood Christmas." what a treasure.


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