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Melody Meitrott Libonati

 
Bio:
Melody is a professional director, actress and educator. She is the founding artistic Director of the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, a professional award winning theatre company in CT. She has performed leading roles on Broadway in the original run and the National Tour of Grease and Regional ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Melody is a professional director, actress and educator. She is the founding artistic Director of the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, a professional award winning theatre company in CT. She has performed leading roles on Broadway in the original run and the National Tour of Grease and Regional ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1994
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Betty Rizzo (Understudy) [Replacement]
Cha-Cha Di Gregorio (Understudy) [Replacement]
Frenchy (Understudy) [Replacement]
Jan (Understudy) [Replacement]
Marty (Understudy) [Replacement]
Miss Lynch (Understudy) [Replacement]
Patty Simcox (Understudy) [Replacement]
Sandy Dumbrowski (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1975
Performer

Photos

Melody Meitrott Libonati, Gege Marten and Forbesy Russell  Photo

Melody Meitrott Libonati, Gege Marten and Forbesy Russell

From: 
Date:
06/07/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1994
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Betty Rizzo (Understudy) [Replacement]

Cha-Cha Di Gregorio (Understudy) [Replacement]

Frenchy (Understudy) [Replacement]

Jan (Understudy) [Replacement]

Marty (Understudy) [Replacement]

Miss Lynch (Understudy) [Replacement]

Patty Simcox (Understudy) [Replacement]

Sandy Dumbrowski (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1975
Performer

Melody Meitrott Libonati Biography

Melody is a professional director, actress and educator. She is the founding artistic Director of the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, a professional award winning theatre company in CT. She has performed leading roles on Broadway in the original run and the National Tour of Grease and Regional Theatre Companies. Melody won best supporting Actress in New Jersey for her role in Shenandoah at the Paper Mill Playhouse playing opposite John Raitt. She held a leading role on the soap opera, One Life to Live as Samantha Vernon and has been featured in numerous national and regional TV commercials. She has sung on award winning radio and TV jingles.

As a director and choreographer, Melody has staged plays, musicals and operas and has been nominated for best director several times in CT. She has written a new adaptation of Cinderella, A Fairy's Tale with co-author and music writer David Hancock Turner and produced a pilot Music / TV program, "Melody's Drama Rama Kids", adapted from her pre-school creative play program taught in New York City and Connecticut. She is the founding director of The Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan which features a staff of professional performance instructors who teach private classes in voice and acting as well as group classes in musical theatre, voice, dance, pop & rock and acting.
The Conservatory's goal is to awaken, nurture and grow each student's creative abilities in the performing arts by offering professional training, workshops and exciting performance opportunities.

Melody developed and oversaw the performing arts program at the King & Low-Heywood Thomas High School in Stamford, CT where she directed the plays and musicals, taught musical theater, acting, dance, speech, and choral singing to hundreds of high school and middle school students.

Melody holds a teaching degree from Ithaca College in Drama-Speech and is a certified yoga instructor. She has run the NYC Marathon and tri-state area Triathlons and is an avid sailor. She regularly performs concerts and cabarets to benefit many local organizations. Melody is a member of SAG, AFTRA, Actors Equity and BMI.




Melody Meitrott Libonati News

Photos: GREASE Celebrates 50th Broadway Anniversary Photo Photos: GREASE Celebrates 50th Broadway Anniversary
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 7, 2022

Earlier this week, company members from Grease gathered at Sardi's to celebrate the show's 50th Bradway anniversary. 

Photos: MTA Encourages New Yorkers to Take the Subway to Broadway With New Ad Campaig Photo Photos: MTA Encourages New Yorkers to Take the Subway to Broadway With New Ad Campaign
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021

In 1977, stars from Broadway shows gathered onboard a New York City subway car to take what would become an iconic photo, appearing with the tag line ‚ÄúThe Only Sure Way to Make It to Broadway.‚Ä̬†Forty-four years later, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and¬†Broadway advertising agency¬†RPM collaborated to re-create this photo.

Conservatory Students Sing 'Into The Unknown' in Tribute to First Responders Photo Conservatory Students Sing 'Into The Unknown' in Tribute to First Responders
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2020

Students from the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan have released a video of themselves singing 'Into the Unknown' from Disney's Frozen 2. 'The music video was created and performed virtually to thank all the First Responders, Healthcare and Essential Workers who everyday go 'Into The Unknown' on our behalf,'

Summer Theatre Of New Canaan Updates Season Photo Summer Theatre Of New Canaan Updates Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2020

Artistic Director, Melody Meitrott Libonati has released the following message about Summer Theatre Of New Canaan's schedule: 

Summer Theatre Of New Canaan Announces 2018 Line Up Photo Summer Theatre Of New Canaan Announces 2018 Line Up
by Julie Musbach - May 10, 2018

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan (STONC) celebrates its 15th season delivering professional theatre to Connecticut audiences with a production of 'Kiss Me, Kate' on its main stage at Waveny Park. In addition, STONC will debut a free, limited-run performance of 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare' in downtown New Canaan's Christine's Park, in conjunction with the New Canaan Library.

NEXT TO NORMAL, THE INVISIBLE HAND Top 2017 Connecticut Theater Critics Circle Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

TheaterWork's production of the musical "Next to Normal" led the nominations for the 27th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards event to be held Monday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield.

A NIGHT OF STARS IN CONCERT to Benefit Summer Theatre of New Canaan Set for 12/7
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 20, 2013

Over twenty stars from Broadway and Fairfield County will perform in A NIGHT OF STARS IN CONCERT December 7th to benefit the Summer Theatre of New Canaan and support their successful arts education programs. Broadway, Regional and local professional artists will be performing the popular show tunes from such great Broadway shows as South Pacific, Carousel, My Fair Lady, Big River, Grease, Camelot, The Music Man, Jekyll & Hyde, Rock of Ages, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat, Hair Spray, Mary Poppins and more. 'This concert will be a night to remember' beams Melody Meitrott Libonati, Artistic Director. 'We are overwhelmed by the talent and generosity of the musical theatre artists performing'.


Melody Meitrott Libonati Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Melody Meitrott Libonati been in?
Melody Meitrott Libonati has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Melody Meitrott Libonati been in?
Melody Meitrott Libonati has not appeared in the West End