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Melissa Manchester

 
Date of Birth: February 15, 1951 (71)

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Beggar Woman
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1987
Emma

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Lyricist
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Composer/Lyricist

 

Stage

Performances
  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Beggar Woman

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1987
Emma

Writing
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Composer/Lyricist





Melissa Manchester News

Photos: Inside the Vineyard Theatre Gala Celebrating Laura Nyro Photo Photos: Inside the Vineyard Theatre Gala Celebrating Laura Nyro
by Bruce Glikas - May 17, 2022

Just last night, Billy Crudup and Deirdre O'Connell co-hosted Vineyard Theatre's annual gala, honoring New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera and celebrating the music of the extraordinary late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro. 

Billy Crudup & Deirdre O'Connell to Host Vineyard Theatre 2022 Gala Photo Billy Crudup & Deirdre O'Connell to Host Vineyard Theatre 2022 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

Vineyard Theatre has announced that Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show,” The Vineyard’s Harry Clarke) and Deirdre O'Connell (recent Tony Nominee for Dana H.) will co-host Vineyard Theatre’s annual gala on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Opens At San Diego's Old Globe Photo Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Opens At San Diego's Old Globe
by Alan Henry - May 3, 2022

The Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse's Dancin' has released the first production images of the cast made up of 16 principals, featuring direction by Wayne Cilento. Bob Fosse's Dancin' is currently playing on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego's Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way) through May 29, 2022.

Applications Open For Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's CABARET FELLOWS Photo Applications Open For Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's CABARET FELLOWS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is now accepting applications for the Cabaret & Performance Conference Fellows Program. The professional program, helmed by Artistic Director John McDaniel, will take place August 10-20, 2022 on the O'Neill's seaside campus.

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Stage AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre to Stage AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, May 2nd & 3rd, 2022 at 7:30pm.

Applications Are Open For Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret & Performance Confe Photo Applications Are Open For Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret & Performance Conference Junior Fellows Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is accepting applications for the Cabaret & Performance Conference Junior Fellows Program through March 18.

Winter Park Playhouse Returns To The Hip 60's And Swinging 70's In THE MARVELOUS WOND Photo Winter Park Playhouse Returns To The Hip 60's And Swinging 70's In THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

Chart-toppers, laughs and nostalgia await musical theatre patrons as The Winter Park Playhouse continues its 3-show Spring Series with a throwback to hit music of the late 60's and 70's eras in The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On - playing on the theatre's mainstage March 18 - April 16, 2022.  

The Muny Announces Directors, Choreographers & Music Directors for 2022 season Photo The Muny Announces Directors, Choreographers & Music Directors for 2022 season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny’s 2022 season, which opens on June 13 with the celebrated return of the 2021 hit that audiences went “Whoopee!” for, the Tony Award-winning Chicago.

Broadway Veteran Calvin Remsburg (Sweeney Todd, Cats And Phantom) Passes Away In Palm Photo Broadway Veteran Calvin Remsburg (Sweeney Todd, Cats And Phantom) Passes Away In Palm Springs
by David Green - Feb 3, 2022

The recent passing of the talented, versatile, dynamic Calvin Remsberg has left a very wide and deep loss to all who have known and loved him. As well as to those who have worked and studied with him. Calvin’s accomplishments are not only many but varied and fascinating. His humor and creative insights were also a major element in all he did. He was a true friend to all and fiercely loyal to the professional ethics he learned from his amazing career.

ANGEL OF ARKANSAS to Premiere at Notoriety Live Photo ANGEL OF ARKANSAS to Premiere at Notoriety Live
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2022

“Angel of Arkansas,” a new show by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, creators of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical “Bandstand,” will receive a premiere concert-style presentation at Notoriety Live in the 175-seat Renkus-Heinz Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. 

Melissa Manchester Videos

VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Cent VideoVIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors
by Michael Major - Dec 21, 2021

Billy Porter honored Bette Midler as she received the Kennedy Center Honor with a performance of 'From A Distance.' Melissa Manchester will present Midler with the honor. The tribute will also feature Kelli O'Hara singing 'Wind Beneath My Wings'. Beanie Feldstein and Kate Baldwin will also appear in the tribute.

VIDEO: Jim Caruso's PAJAMA CAST PARTY Returns Tonight at 8pm - Watch Live Here! VideoVIDEO: Jim Caruso's PAJAMA CAST PARTY Returns Tonight at 8pm - Watch Live Here!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

The mother of all open mic night/variety shows has taken to to the web, and it's required watching for lovers of Broadway, jazz and cabaret. 

Sasha Bell Releases Debut Album LOVE IS ALRIGHT VideoSasha Bell Releases Debut Album LOVE IS ALRIGHT
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 8, 2019

Sasha Bell has been involved with a handful of projects that have released some of the finest 60s-inspired pop records of the last two decades. Whether with the Ladybug Transistor, The Essex Green, or The Sixth Great Lake, she adds a special touch to her music that is dreamy, lush, and pastoral. Now, for the first time in her storied career, she's stepping out under her own name, releasing her first-ever solo debut album, Love Is Alright, out November, 8th 2019.

VIDEO: Rachel Bay Jones, Eden Espinosa, Liz Callaway, Melissa Benoist, and Many More  VideoVIDEO: Rachel Bay Jones, Eden Espinosa, Liz Callaway, Melissa Benoist, and Many More Stars Perform at CONCERT FOR AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2019

Last night was Concert For America in Los Angeles! The star-studded event featured performances and appearances from Melissa Benoist, Marcia Cross, Grant Gustin, Rachel Bay Jones, Jane Lynch, Melissa Manchester, Eric McCormack, Allison Smith, Elyfer Torres, Laurie Metcalf, Liz Callaway, Eden Espinosa, Carrie Manolakos, Caroline Rhea, Gina Torres, Chris Wood, Yuri Sardarov, Pasha Pashkov, Daniella Koragach, Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley, and more!

BWW TV: Renee Zellweger and More Attend 'ONE STARRY NIGHT' Benefit for ALS Association
by Michael Sterling - May 8, 2015

"One Starry Night: From Broadway to Hollywood," a one-night-only musical and entertainment extravaganza in benefit of the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, was presented Monday, April 20 at the historic Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA. Thanks to performances and appearances by an exciting gathering of Broadway and Hollywood talent, and the greater Los Angeles community at large, the evening raised nearly $200,000. BWW TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling, along with Co-Producer/Videographer Paul Preston of Digital Mind Productions, spoke to the stars as they walked the red carpet prior to the evening's festivities.

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of the BLOSSOM Cast Reunion
by Courtnie Mele - Jul 5, 2014

The cast of NBC's 1990's sitcom BLOSSOM got together recently to celebrate the show's return to the airwaves on The HUB Network. Check below for a behind-the-scenes video of their reunion.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Neil Patrick Harris Guest Stars in BLOSSOM, Coming to the Hub!
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Below, get a sneak peek at the one and only Neil Patrick Harris, along with Mayim Bialik, Tori Spelling, Dick Clark and more, in the BLOSSOM episode 'Rockumentary'! The episode will air Friday, July 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT on the hub Network.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - American Masters Documentary MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE Airs Today on PBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

The 'American Masters' documentary 'Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love' premieres today, Dec. 27 on PBS. Below, watch an exclusive trailer featuring musician-composer Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, and others!

VIDEO: First Look - John Lithgow & More in PBS's MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 24, 2013

Below, check out sneak peeks of the exciting new documentary on the musical legend!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS Documentary MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE, Airing 12/27
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 18, 2013

THIRTEEN's American Masters explore Marvin's prolific life and career in the series' Season 27 finale Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).


Melissa Manchester Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Melissa Manchester written?
Melissa Manchester has written 3 shows including Dancin' (Composer), Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Composer), Hats! (Composer/Lyricist).