Michael Kushner, Photographer
Michael has been an NYC based photographer for almost three years. An actor as well (Barrington Stage's On The Town and Much Ado About Nothing, GableStage's Sons of the Prophet, NYMF's Balloon Boy, MTF, Lincoln Center, 54 Below, and more), he has built his business on utilizing his knowledge of "the biz" and applying it to his clients. As a photographer, he has worked on Broadway shows such as Allegiance, Les Miserables, and Disaster!, as well as personalities such as Idina Menzel, Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea McArdle, and more. For performance website: www.michaelkushneronline.com
Natalie Walker, Assistant / Make Up
Natalie Walker is a New York City-based actress. Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, she attended St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, a primarily athletics-focused high school, and it was within those hallowed halls that she gained the most valuable experience for her chosen career: hours of practice sitting in enclosed spaces near beautiful blonde girls with very symmetrical facial features. Audition holding areas are grown-up versions of Natalie's senior year AP Government classroom.
When not acting or in the studio, she can be found on the sidewalk conspicuously taking photos of your dog.
Morgan Assante, Assistant / Make Up
NYC based Actress/Singer and is THRILLED to be a part of Michael Kushner Photography! BFA grad, Montclair State University. Her performance career has awarded her many wonderful opportunities, including working in concert with several up and coming composing teams in NYC as well as performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. When she's not onstage, you will often find Morgan writing, baking, traveling, or spending quality time with her tiny tabby cat, Sushi. Morgan's ultimate goal is to impact lives through her work, both onstage and off. www.morganassante.com
Emily Austin, Make Up
A ray of sunshine, Emily studied Acting at Ithaca College. She is an incredible actor and singer, a dear friend, and a hysterical personality. She loves tacos.