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Melvin Tunstall, III began his writing career while still a student at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music as a founding member of the AMP Theatre Company. A proud participant in the Yale Institute for Musical Theater, Melvin took a small break from writing to make his Broadway debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical after originating the role of “Ja’Keith” in the Toronto Company of the Broadway smash Rock of Ages. The acting bug now quenched, Melvin returned to writing with commissioned adaptations of the Broadway musicals Wonderland and The Wiz. His original musical BLooM! was a finalist in the renowned NAMT Festival in New York City. Peter, darling…, his highly anticipated new musical version of the classic Peter Pan, was commissioned by and will premiere at Casa Mañana Theatre in TX, Spring 2018. His show Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical won the Off Broadway Aliiance Award for Best Family Show in 2018. Melvin currently resides in New York City where he is hard at work writing the book, melodies and lyrics to Senior Class: a new musical Pygmalion.


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First National Tour, 2015
Ensemble [Replacement]


Melvin Tunstall III News

MOST LIKELY NOT TO… Cast Album to be Released Tomorrow

Center Stage Records will release Most Likely Not To… tomorrow, March 1st, 2024 on all digital platforms. Learn more about the album and see how to stream!
Terry Barber Has Announced THE GAY TENORS Tour

​​​​​​​Tonys, Grammys, and Broadway, oh my! A dream team of artists has come together to do what producer Terry Barber says is “necessary good.” After building an impressive resume, touring with a multiple Grammy-winning group, and being hired as a soloist at many of the world's best venues, rare countertenor and producer Terry Barber announces “The Gay Tenors, a show that entertains with human rights messaging,' he explains.
Raymond J. Lee, Audrey Cardwell, Matt Shingledecker And More Join MAUI STRONG Broadway Web Concert

Broadway and nationally touring talent are joining the effort to generate direct donations to the Maui Strong Fund which is providing financial resources to support the immediate and long-term recovery needs for the people and places affected by the devastating Maui wildfires.
Over 2,500 Students Attends POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL

Over 2,500 students from 21 schools throughout Maine recently attended nine sold-out Student Matinee performances of The Public Theatre's production of 'Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical.' The Public Theatre's student matinee program enables schools to attend a performance at the Lewiston theatre for the reduced rate of only $5.00 a ticket, offering the majority of students the chance to experience live professional theatre for the very first time. 
Playhouse On Park Announces 15th Anniversary Season & Subscriptions Now On Sale!

Patrons and friends from the Playhouse on Park community tuned in for Playhouse's Season 15 Big Reveal in-person and via livestream; the season was announced by Executive Director Tracy Flater and Co-Artistic Directors Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller.
Joriah Kwamé, Beth Malone & More to Join 11th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals 

Now celebrating its 11th anniversary, Goodspeed Musicals has announced the participants for the annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals which will be held January 31 - February 27 on the Goodspeed campus in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ to be held on Monday, June 20th  at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.
BWW Interview: Actor & Playwright Melvin Tunstall III Rejoices in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at the Hobby Center

An exciting prospect of every touring production is seeing how the invigorate the dynamic town that is Space City, USA. With our thriving theater scene it is always a fantastic experience seeing new creatives and artists take refuge in our humble city. Melvin Tunstall III is one of these exciting people that will grace the Hobby Center in the coming tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. 
Playhouse On Park Announces 2022-23 Season

Patrons and friends from the Playhouse on Park community tuned in for Playhouse's Season 14 Big Reveal in-person and via livestream; the season was announced by Executive Director Tracy Flater and Co-Artistic Directors Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller.
BEAUTIFUL is Coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre

The Carole King Musical will return to the Paramount Theatre for three performances only – on Friday, April 8 (8pm) and Saturday, April 9 (2pm and 8pm). The two previously scheduled performances on Sunday, April 10 (1pm and 6:30 pm) have been cancelled due to the limited availability of transportation to ship the set to the tour’s next engagement.
AT THIS Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter

 Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of At This Performance…™ to be held on Monday, December 13th  at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. 
Judy Kuhn, Zachary Noah Piser & More to be Featured in NAMT's 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year’s casting for the performances of AZUL, Fanny & Stella, Missing Peace and Senior Class featured in the 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS (remaining casting to be announced).
Photo Flash: GIVE MY REGARDS…THE BEST OF BROADWAY! A COMPETITION LIKE NO OTHER Has A Winner And Is A Winner at Feinstein's/54 Below

A singing contest born during the quarantine has concluded its run and last night a winner was announced after an unforgettable night of music.
Cleveland Musical Theatre Rebrands as New City Music Theatre In NYC

Cleveland Musical Theatre rebrands as New City Music Theatre and will move to New York City. New City Music Theatre (NCMT) responds to the artistic needs of a contemporary world.
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Presents BROADWAY FOREVER Concerts

This weekend, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is presenting Broadway Forever, a series of concerts featuring Broadway songs. Performances take place January 23-24, 2021 at 7:30 pm at 2 pm.
Mill Mountain Theatre Will Present Digital Edition of POLKADOTS

Mill Mountain Theatre will present a digital production of Polkadots, September 15 - October 9.
VIDEO: Zoe Jensen Talks Being a Part of New Musical POLKADOTS and More on DUSTY & DOTT

On this week's episode of Dusty & Dott, they read 'We're Different, We're the same' and interview Zoe Jensen (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen) about being a part of Douglas Lyon's (Beautiful, Book of Mormon, Five Points, Chicken and Biscuits, Beau) NEW MUSICAL, POLKADOTS: The Cool Kids Musical!
Nathan Salstone, Crystal Kellogg and More to Be Featured in PETE(HER)PAN Virtual Production

On May 14th, Musicals From Home will release a virtual production of the new musical Peter(Her)Pan, a new Neverland. Musicals from Home, created in response to COVID-19 by Broadway actors Kirsten Wyatt (Annie) and Ben Liebert ( Fiddler in Yiddish), affords actors of all ages to continue performing from the safety of their own homes.
AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Will Return to The Green Room 42 with Shelby Acosta, John Cardoza, Jordan Dobson and More

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... will return to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from Jagged Little Pill; West Side Story; Ain't Too Proud:The Life and Times of the Temptations; Emojiland and Fiddler on the Roof [Fiddler Afn Dakh] on MONDAY, MARCH 9TH at 7 PM.
Barrington Stage Company 2020 Season to Feature SOUTH PACIFIC, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' and More

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Pittsfield, MA., in the heart of the Berkshires, and under the leadership of Founder/Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced its 2020 season. BSC will present two World Premiere musicals and new productions of a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical classic, a Tony Award-winning musical revue, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning play.


How many shows has Melvin Tunstall III written?

Melvin Tunstall III has written 1 shows including Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Book).

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