Meet the Voice of Angora the Cat from "Horseland"
Michelle Zacharia, the voice of Angora the Cat
The Well-Tempered Artist
Michelle Zacharia was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, raised in Mexico City and Davie, Florida, and was voted "Most Talented" in her class of 500 at Western High School. Michelle is a graduate of the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y), Purchase, New York, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Upon graduating, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska to join the art department of the newly created, now highly regarded, Blue Barn Theater, known for daring American theater.
My Sister, Angora the Cat
True Family Entertainment
The voice of Angora the Cat on the television cartoon, "Horseland" (10:30 AM on AOL Kids "Kewlopolis" on CBS Saturday mornings), is my baby sister, Michelle Zacharia. If you've ever watched "Horseland", you know Angora is that precious curmudgeon kitty with the worldly utterings. Trés adorable, n'est pas?
Michelle's handsome companion in the photo is named Panzón, and he used to belong to a neighbor. Mishy fell in love with Panzón and wanted to bring him indoors and her neighbor allowed her to adopt him. The two have appeared in the newspaper in Omaha, Nebraska, where they live and where Panzón is admired for his fashion sense.
In Omaha, Michelle is well-known in the theater community both for her performances as well as for her visionary stage designs, and earlier, for the masterful woodcut posters she created for the Blue Barn Theater, where she is a founding member. Michelle has received awards and critical acclaim for her work.
So it was a natural that when "Horseland" was auditioning in Omaha, Susie Baer Collins and Terri Ware would think of Mishy. Susie Baer Collins is "Horseland's" Voice director and Associate Artistic Director of the Omaha Community Playhouse. The Playhouse's history is fascinating and full of big names: Click "About OCP" and then "History" to learn who they are. Terri Ware and her husband own Ware House Productions, where "Horseland" and many other cartoons have been recorded for DIC Entertainment over the last ten years.
As a family, we were on pins and needles, because who wouldn't want their little sister on CBS Saturday morning television? We can't wait for the world to know how brilliant and talented she is! And yes, she is!!!!