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Melissa van der Schyff

 
Bio:
Melissa is currently reprising her role as "Blanche Barrow" in the new Broadway musical BONNIE AND CLYDE at The Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre directed by Jeff Calhoun. Melissa originated the role of "Blanche" at the La Jolla Playhouse where she earned a San Diego Critic's Circle Award (Craig Noel Award, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Melissa is currently reprising her role as "Blanche Barrow" in the new Broadway musical BONNIE AND CLYDE at The Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre directed by Jeff Calhoun. Melissa originated the role of "Blanche" at the La Jolla Playhouse where she earned a San Diego Critic's Circle Award (Craig Noel Award, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2015
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Blanche Barrow
  [Regional (US)]
Asolo Repertory Theatre, 2010
Blanche Barrow
  [Regional (US)]
Staged Musical Workshop, 2010
Ginny
  [Regional (US)]
La Jolla Playhouse World Premiere, 2009
Blanche Barrow
  [Regional (US)]
South Coast Repertory, 2008
Virginia
Clara
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2006
Yelenka
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Ensemble
Mary Jane Wilkes
Voice of Joanna Wilkes
Voice of Miss Watson
  [Regional (US)]
Center Theatre Group/Deaf West Theatre Production, 2009
Catherine

Photos

Melissa van der Schyff and Alexandra Mazzucchelli Photo

Melissa van der Schyff and Alexandra Mazzucchelli

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04/27/2018
Full Company: David James Boyd, Samantha Kuperberg,Alexandra Mazzucchelli, April Lava Photo

Full Company: David James Boyd, Samantha Kuperberg,Alexandra Mazzucchelli, April Lavalle, Melissa van der Schyff, Kim Weild, Johnny Link, Ann Barkin, Chad Kessler, Lisa Kessler, Joseph Brent, Kevin Ga

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Date:
04/27/2018
Amelia Hensley, April Lavalle and Melissa van der Schyff Photo

Amelia Hensley, April Lavalle and Melissa van der Schyff

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Date:
04/27/2018
Melissa van der Schyff, Alan Campbell and Heather Parcells Photo

Melissa van der Schyff, Alan Campbell and Heather Parcells

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09/14/2017
Melissa van der Schyff, Alan Campbell, Mathew Sean Morgan, James Scheider and Heather Photo

Melissa van der Schyff, Alan Campbell, Mathew Sean Morgan, James Scheider and Heather Parcells

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Date:
09/14/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2015
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Blanche Barrow

  [Regional (US)]
Asolo Repertory Theatre, 2010
Blanche Barrow

  [Regional (US)]
Staged Musical Workshop, 2010
Ginny

  [Regional (US)]
La Jolla Playhouse World Premiere, 2009
Blanche Barrow

  [Regional (US)]
South Coast Repertory, 2008
Virginia

Clara

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2006
Yelenka

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Ensemble

Mary Jane Wilkes

Voice of Joanna Wilkes

Voice of Miss Watson

  [Regional (US)]
Center Theatre Group/Deaf West Theatre Production, 2009
Catherine

Melissa van der Schyff Biography

Melissa is currently reprising her role as "Blanche Barrow" in the new Broadway musical BONNIE AND CLYDE at The Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre directed by Jeff Calhoun. Melissa originated the role of "Blanche" at the La Jolla Playhouse where she earned a San Diego Critic's Circle Award (Craig Noel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical) Melissa also played Blanche in the recent regional production of BONNIE AND CLYDE at The Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Along with her critically acclaimed portrayal of "Catherine" in the Deaf West/CTG production of PIPPIN at Los Angeles' premiere theatre The Mark Taper Forum, Melissa is best known for her role as Mary Jane in the 2003 Broadway revival of Deaf West's BIG RIVER, for which she and her cast mates received a 2004 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre.

Other Theatre Includes: "Mary Jane" in BIG RIVER (National Tour of U.S. and Japan); "Mary Jane" in BIG RIVER (Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre & Deaf West Theatre); "Ginny" in POST OFFICE (by "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" composer Michael J. Friedman at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, Los Angeles); "Virginia/Clara" in AN ITALIAN STRAW HAT (World Premiere, South Coast Repertory Theatre); "Yelenka" in ZHIVAGO (World Premiere, La Jolla Playhouse); "Pud" in LAURA DENNIS (West Coast Premiere, Zephyr Theatre); "Kayla" in BALLAD (Ovation Nomination and Dramalogue Award, Theatre Geo, World Premiere, Los Angeles) and "The Gir"l in THE TRANSFIGURATION OF BENNO BLIMPIE (McCadden Place Theatre, Los Angeles) for which Entertainment Today named Melissa one of the top ten talents in L.A. to watch.

Melissa has appeared in numerous television and film roles, including A Lot Like Love, the leading role of "Mary" in the Showtime original movie The Great Commission, a series regular in Jason Alexander's improv. comedy pilot The Whitey Show, "Tina Corso" in the tv series Chicago Hope and as herself in Broadway the Movie. Melissa was most recently hired as a voice over artist on the new Muppets Movie The Muppets playing various roles and the voice of "Lily" for the FOX animated pilot presentation Family Band.

As a comedienne and sketch writer, Melissa was cast as a series regular to be one of the new generation of National Lampoon's Lemmings following in the footsteps of comedians like John Belushi, Christopher Guest and Chevy Chase, who all started out as "Lemmings." She is known for her impressions of celebrities such as Celine Dion, Nicole Kidman, Dolly Parton, Hillary Swank and for many original characters.

As a voice over artist, Melissa played multiple characters on the popular kids Radio Series Bedtime for Barney. Melissa has been creating lovable characters for the highly successful online animated greeting card company Rubber Chicken Cards for over 10 years, and has a loyal fan base around the world. Melissa also works for American Greetings and has done many spots as a studio singer over the years, including the Jingle for Pay Per View television. Most recently Melissa recorded the voice of "Lily" for the FOX animated pilot presentation Family Band and performed various voices for the new Muppet movie The Muppets. Melissa is thrilled to have worked on the new iPAD app for kids entitled "A Frog he would a wooing go."

Melissa is also an award winning songwriter and was voted "Artist of The Year" on Femmusic.com. She has licensed songs for tv and film including the feature film The Legend of Tillamook's Gold and Showtime's The Great Commission and was nominated for an INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD for her single DIVINE. In Canada Melissa was a finalist for the YTV (Youth TV) Awards in the Vocalist Category, Received a General Motors Award of Excellence for Outstanding Jazz Vocals and has performed live on CBC Radio.

Melissa received her B.F.A. in Acting with a minor in Music at The College of Santa Fe in New Mexico (now Santa Fe University of Art and Design) as well as studying at The British American Drama Academy in London.

Melissa van der Schyff Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Melissa van der Schyff, Bonnie & Clyde
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Melissa Van Der Schyff, Bonnie & Clyde

Melissa van der Schyff News

RAGTIME THE MUSICAL Announced At Bay Street Theaterand Sag Harbor Center For The Arts Photo RAGTIME THE MUSICAL Announced At Bay Street Theaterand Sag Harbor Center For The Arts
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the musical event of the summer: Ragtime The Musical.

MTC's GOLDEN SHIELD Announces Full Cast & Creative Team Photo MTC's GOLDEN SHIELD Announces Full Cast & Creative Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the American premiere of Golden Shield, written by Anchuli Felicia King (White Pearl) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone at MTC). The ensemble will feature Cindy Cheung, Fang Du, Kristen Hung, Daniel Jenkins, Michael C. Liu, Max Gordon Moore, Ruibo Qian and Gillian Saker.

Broadway Streaming Guide: February 2022- Where to Watch THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL & M Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: February 2022- Where to Watch THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Feb 6, 2022

Check out what's coming to streaming this month, including new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, Flying Over Sunset, the SIX alternates' concert at 54 Below, Sweet Magnolias season two and the highly-anticipated fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!

Disney Junior Sets ALICE'S WONDERLAND BAKERY Premiere Date Photo Disney Junior Sets ALICE'S WONDERLAND BAKERY Premiere Date
by Michael Major - Jan 5, 2022

The series features Broadway stars Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Rosa's Mother, Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!) as Daisy, Melissa van der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde) as Jojo, James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) as Oliver, Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton) as Mother Rose, Christopher Fitzgerald (Waitress) as Thistle, & George Salazar (Be More Chill) as Dad Hatter.

VIDEO: The Playbillies Cover 'Elephant Love Medley' From MOULIN ROUGE! Featuring Joe  Photo VIDEO: The Playbillies Cover 'Elephant Love Medley' From MOULIN ROUGE! Featuring Joe Iconis, Lauren Marcus, and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2021

The Playbillies have released a cover of the 'Elephant Love Medley' from Moulin Rouge in collaboration with many of their friends from the Broadway community. 

DAUGHTERS OF DC Reaches Top Ten On Apple Fiction Podcasts Chart Photo DAUGHTERS OF DC Reaches Top Ten On Apple Fiction Podcasts Chart
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2020

Einhorn's Epic Productions & iHeartRadio have announces that Daughters of DC, a new, 12-episode YA political thriller scripted podcast series, has reached the Top Ten on the Apple Podcasts Chart for Fiction Podcasts today, October 7, 2020.

DAUGHTERS OF DC, New Teen Political Thriller Podcast, Launches Today Photo DAUGHTERS OF DC, New Teen Political Thriller Podcast, Launches Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020

Einhorn's Epic Productions & iHeartRadio have announced that Daughters of DC, a new, 12-episode YA political thriller scripted podcast series, premieres today, September 22, 2020.

Photo Flash: Deaf & Hearing Broadway Vets Team Up For Workshop of STEPCHILD, A New Mu Photo Photo Flash: Deaf & Hearing Broadway Vets Team Up For Workshop of STEPCHILD, A New Musical
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2018

Deaf West/Broadway Spring Awakening and Big River stars, Amelia Hensley, Alexandria Wailes & Melissa van der Schyff, reunited last week  for this groundbreaking original musical centering on a Deaf heroine, directed by Drama Desk nominee Kim Weild (Fetes De La Nuit, Soot and Spit) with Artistic Sign Language by Alexandria Wailes (Children Of A Lesser God, currently on Broadway).

Deaf & Hearing Broadway Vets Team Up For Workshop Of New Musical STEPCHILD Photo Deaf & Hearing Broadway Vets Team Up For Workshop Of New Musical STEPCHILD
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2018

Deaf West/Broadway Spring Awakening and Big River stars, AMELIA HENSLEY, ALEXANDRIA WAILES & MELISSA VAN DER SCHYFF, reunite for this groundbreaking original musical centering on a Deaf heroine, to be directed by Drama Desk nominee KIM WEILD (Fetes De La Nuit, Soot and Spit) with Artistic Sign Language by ALEXANDRIA WAILES (Children Of A Lesser God, currently on Broadway).

Cathy Dresden Brings Solo Show to Don't Tell Mama Photo Cathy Dresden Brings Solo Show to Don't Tell Mama
by Julie Musbach - Sep 16, 2017

Cathy Dresden, Manhattan's big hearted songbird (as played by Joe Hartman) will take the stage at Don't Tell Mama, October 16th at 7PM in her performance Cathy Dresden: An Old Fashioned Girl , a musical trip back to the 1950s. The concert is directed by Daniel Adams, and features Michael Hicks on piano, accordion, and additional vocals.

Melissa van der Schyff Videos

VIDEO: The Playbillies Cover 'Elephant Love Medley' From MOULIN ROUGE! Featuring Joe  VideoVIDEO: The Playbillies Cover 'Elephant Love Medley' From MOULIN ROUGE! Featuring Joe Iconis, Lauren Marcus, and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2021

The Playbillies have released a cover of the 'Elephant Love Medley' from Moulin Rouge in collaboration with many of their friends from the Broadway community. 

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet at A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2013

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin began previews on September 20 and opened last night, October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat wit hthe evning's big guests, including Claybourne Elder, Melissa van der Schyff, Linda Ramone and more, and you can check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Randy Rainbow Visits the 2012 NYMF Gala- Vereen, Bleu and More!
by Randy Rainbow - Jul 13, 2012

On July 9, Ben Vereen (Pippin, Fosse) hosted the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival opening night gala celebrating the season kick off. On hand to show support for the famed fest, which opened last night and runs through July 29, were Corbin Bleu ("High School Musical"), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Leslie Krtizer (A Catered Affair), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), Jeremy Kushnier (Jesus Christ Superstar), Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success), Tom Deckman (Spamalot), Anika Larsen (Xanadu), Melissa van Der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde), and many more. BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow popped by the event and wandered onto the red carpet where he ran into Ben Verren, Corbin Bleu, Karen Ziemba, and more. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of BONNIE & CLYDE with Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes & More!
by Broadway Beat - Dec 3, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE opened on Thursday, December 1, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Want to see what went on at the opening party and hear from the stars on their big night? Broadway Beat was there and takes you inside below!

STAGE TUBE: Inside BONNIE & CLYDE with Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE is currently playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), began previews on Friday, November 4th and opens on Thursday, December 1st. Tickets are on sale at Telecharge.com or at 212-239-6200. Visit BonnieandClydeBroadway.com for more information. Check out what stars of the show, Laura Osnes and Jeremy ordan have to say about the show and their characters in the video below, as featured by DanceOn!

BWW TV: BONNIE & CLYDE on Broadway - Complete Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE is currently playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, began previews on Friday, November 4th and opens tomorrow, December 1st. Click below for a chance to check out the production prior to opening!

BWW TV: First Look at BONNIE & CLYDE - Video Montage!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 28, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE is currently playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and opens on Broadway on Thursday, December 1st. We've got a first look at the production via a video montage - stay tuned for additional footage shortly!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at BONNIE & CLYDE Promo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 11, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, opening on Thursday, December 1st. Bonnie & Clyde stars Laura Osnes (2011 Drama Desk nominee, Anything Goes) and Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, West Side Story). They will be joined on stage by Melissa Van Der Schyff (Big River) as Blanche Barrow, Claybourne Elder (Road Show) as Buck Barrow, Joe Hart (The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public) as Sheriff Schmid and Louis Hobson (Next to Normal) as Ted Hinton. Check out the just-released promo for the show below!

BWW TV: Chatting with BONNIE, CLYDE & Cohorts - Inside Performance Preview Day!
by Broadway Beat - Oct 5, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, beginning previews on Friday, November 4th and opening on Thursday, December 1st. The company met the press yesterday, October 4, and Broadway Beat was on hand to capture the performance preview and chat with the company. Click below to meet Bonnie, Clyde and their cohorts!

BWW TV: Guns A Blazin' - First Look at BONNIE & CLYDE in Rehearsal!
by Jessica Lewis - Oct 4, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, beginning previews on Friday, November 4th and opening on Thursday, December 1st. The company met the press today and treated the audience to a sneak peek performance preview. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at BONNIE & CLYDE in rehearsal!


Melissa van der Schyff Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Melissa van der Schyff been in?
Melissa van der Schyff has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Melissa van der Schyff been in?
Melissa van der Schyff has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Melissa van der Schyff been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bonnie & Clyde and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bonnie & Clyde .