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Melissa Young

 
Birth Place:
Chicago
Bio:
Chicago’s “Cabaret DIVA!” –Time Out Chicago has been performing around the country with her solo shows, Redheaded Broadway, Lucky Star: Madonna at 50 and Beyond and OUT: A Rainbow Icon Celebration. Hailing from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, she ran to the other side of the state for school at ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago

Bio:
Chicago’s “Cabaret DIVA!” –Time Out Chicago has been performing around the country with her solo shows, Redheaded Broadway, Lucky Star: Madonna at 50 and Beyond and OUT: A Rainbow Icon Celebration. Hailing from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, she ran to the other side of the state for school at ... (read complete bio)

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[Chicago, 2004]
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(L to R) Dawn Bless as â€Ĺ"Mazeppa,” Melissa Young as â€Ĺ"Tessie Tura” and Honey West as â€Ĺ"Electra”

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10/16/2018
Britt-Marie Sivertsen, Melissa Young, Steph Vondell Photo

Britt-Marie Sivertsen, Melissa Young, Steph Vondell

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07/05/2017
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Melissa Young

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06/01/2017
Melissa Young, Vince Kracht, Royen Kent, Patrick Rybarczyk, and Steph Vondell Photo

Melissa Young, Vince Kracht, Royen Kent, Patrick Rybarczyk, and Steph Vondell

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06/01/2017
Julia Merchant, Dan Riley and Melissa Young Photo

Julia Merchant, Dan Riley and Melissa Young

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02/25/2016

 

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Melissa Young Biography

Chicago’s “Cabaret DIVA!” –Time Out Chicago has been performing around the country with her solo shows, Redheaded Broadway, Lucky Star: Madonna at 50 and Beyond and OUT: A Rainbow Icon Celebration. Hailing from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, she ran to the other side of the state for school at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduation she continued west, landing in Chicago. In Chicago, Melissa has had the pleasure of performing at Davenports, Drury Lane Water Tower, Hydrate, The Gentry, Theater Building Chicago, Bailiwick and the 700 seat Park West. Melissa is a Board member of Chicago’s cabaret organization, The Chicago Cabaret Professionals.

Melissa starred with 1981 Miss America Susan Powell and Broadway’s Nat Chandler in Show Stoppers, 80 Years of Broadway Favorites That Brought Down the House at the Valentine Theater in Toledo, Ohio. In New York, Melissa has been seen at The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, Club Iguana and now, the infamous Stonewall Inn. In Chicago Melissa has had the pleasure of working with many off loop theater companies such as The Boxer Rebellion Ensemble, Theater Building Chicago, The BackStage Theater Company, White Horse Theater Ensemble and Open Eye Productions, to name a few. She has acted and directed many productions during her Chicago stay and even took the original play Me, The Devil and Other Friends by Fannon Holland to the New York International Fringe Festival in the summer of 2003.

Melissa is the voice of Lily on the children’s animated program, The Ebos Adventures, among other voiceover work.

“Voice and show presentation, Young is among the best!” –Stu Hamstra, Cabaret Scenes Magazine




Melissa Young News

VIDEO: Watch the FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY Trailer Photo VIDEO: Watch the FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY Trailer
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2021

For The Love Of Money stars Katt Williams, LisaRaye McCoy, Keri Hilson, Rotimi, Jason Mitchell, DC Young Fly, Cedric Pendleton and Jazzy Jade and features appearances by music artists Latto, Keith Sweat and Lyfe Jennings. Watch the new trailer now!

Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret Announces September 2021 Events Photo Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret Announces September 2021 Events
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago’s premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting, announces its roster of September performances in its Cabaret and Piano Bar. Davenport’s, 1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, is open Thursdays from 7 - 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Sundays from 6 - 11 p.m. 

VIDEO: Check Out Five New Music Videos From RUNNING: THE MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: Check Out Five New Music Videos From RUNNING: THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2020

Playwright and Your Program Is Your Ticket podcast Creator/Host/Producer Sean Chandler's new musical Running: The Musical co-written with Joseph Jefferson award-winning Chicago Composer Leo Schwartz recorded five music videos from nine different locations and three different states during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Project X Theatre Postpones X FEST 2020 Photo Project X Theatre Postpones X FEST 2020
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2020

Project X Theatre has decided to postpone the two productions in X Fest 2020: Theatre Under the Trees, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Melissa Young and Red Riding Hood by Mike Kenny. 

Chicago Theatre Workshop Presents I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Photo Chicago Theatre Workshop Presents I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2019

Chicago Theatre Workshop (CTW) with permission from authors, Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts will present a one-night only LGBTQ performance of their long running off-Broadway hit musical, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" as a benefit for the company.

Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Starring E. Faye Butler Extends Through December 29 Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Starring E. Faye Butler Extends Through December 29
by Marika O'Hara - Oct 30, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the extension of Gypsy, A Musical Fable, through December 29, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

BWW Review: GYPSY at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: GYPSY at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 21, 2018

Here she is, boys. Here she is, world. Here's E. Faye Butler as Mama Rose in GYPSY. Butler commands the Porchlight stage with a presence that's both larger-than-life and also at the same time a deeply revealing character study. To say that Butler's portrayal of Mama Rose is a star turn is almost not enough. Butler seems to live and breathe this role; she does not appear to be acting but rather fully inhabiting this iconic character.

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents GYPSY Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents GYPSY
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter. Previews are Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Nov. 25; Sunday at 6 p.m.: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 with an added matinee performance Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and an added 4 p.m. performance Friday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m.

Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Announces Full Cast Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Announces Full Cast
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 12, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.