New York, NY
Ingrid Ellen Michaelson (born 8 December 1979) is a New York based
indie-pop singer-songwriter best known for her single "The Way I Am" Her
music has been featured in episodes of several popular television shows,
including Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill, as well as in Old Navy's
Fall 2007 Fair Isle advertising campaign.
Michaelson was born to artistic parents. Her father is a composer
and her mother is a sculptor. Michaelson took up piano at age four, and
trained until seven at Manhattan's Third Street Music School,
continuing for many more years at the Jewish Community Center of S.I.'s
Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute. While there she met vocal coach
Elizabeth McCullough, who worked with her through high school.
She is a graduate of Staten Island Technical High School and Binghamton University,
where she received a degree in theater.
Her time at Binghamton is mentioned in the song "The Hat." She grew up
doing a musical theater group called "Kids On Stage". Later in life,
she became a director until she decided to pursue her career in music.
In the fall of 2008, she opened for Jason Mraz on his Europe tour,
touring in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and France among others.