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Melvin Tunstall III

 
Bio:
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: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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: ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Ensemble [Replacement]

Writing

Book

Melvin Tunstall III Biography

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 ‚ÄúJa‚ÄôKeith‚ÄĚ 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‚Ķ, his highly anticipated new musical version of the classic Peter Pan, was commissioned by and will premiere at Casa Ma√Īana 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.




Melvin Tunstall III News

Audrey Cardwell, Ed Dixon & More to Star in CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT World Premiere a Photo Audrey Cardwell, Ed Dixon & More to Star in CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT World Premiere at Goodspeed Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast for the world premiere of¬†Christmas in Connecticut¬†‚Äď A New Musical.¬†The holiday-themed musical comedy that is sure to delight audiences will run from Nov. 18 ‚Äď Dec. 30 at The Goodspeed.

Daniel Yearwood, Morgan Dudley, Ben Jackson Walker & More to Lead SENIOR CLASS 29-Hou Photo Daniel Yearwood, Morgan Dudley, Ben Jackson Walker & More to Lead SENIOR CLASS 29-Hour Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

The new original musical Senior Class will receive a AEA 29-hour industry reading beginning this week. Senior Class has a book, melodies, and lyrics written by Melvin Tunstall, III and music & arrangements by Greg Dean Borowsky and was conceived by Kevin Duda.

Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERF Photo Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ 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 CARO Photo BWW Interview: Actor & Playwright Melvin Tunstall III Rejoices in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at the Hobby Center
by Armando Urdiales - Jun 1, 2022

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 Photo Playhouse On Park Announces 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

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 Photo BEAUTIFUL is Coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022

The Carole King Musical¬†will return to the Paramount Theatre for three performances only ‚Äď 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‚Äôs next engagement.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 1, 2021

¬†Stephen DeAngelis¬†continues his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†At This Performance‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†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.¬†

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Deliver Keynote Address at 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit Thi Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber to Deliver Keynote Address at 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021

Eight-time Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber will deliver the keynote address at the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit. The TheaterMakers Studio presents the 2021 TheaterMakers Summit November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day November 8.

Courtney Bassett, Stephen Bogardus, Sommer Carbuccia & More Join 33rd Annual  FESTIVA Photo Courtney Bassett, Stephen Bogardus, Sommer Carbuccia & More Join 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year‚Äôs casting for the performances of Little Duende, MńĀyńĀ, Private Gomer Jones,¬†and TL;DR featured in the 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. This year‚Äôs festival will be held on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22, 2021 and will be presented as a digital and in-person hybrid.

Judy Kuhn, Zachary Noah Piser & More to be Featured in NAMT's 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF Photo Judy Kuhn, Zachary Noah Piser & More to be Featured in NAMT's 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021

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).

Melvin Tunstall III Videos

STAGE TUBE: In the Studio for POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Album
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

On September 16th, 2016 Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of the award winning new hit Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. Written by Douglas Lyons, Melvin Tunstall, III and Greg Borowsky, Polkadots is a new musical inspired by the true events of the Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine. The album's release will be celebrated in a concert presentation on Monday October 24th at The Cutting Room, and BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes with the cast in the studio!

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of POLKADOTS - THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL at Ivoryton Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2016

POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL will receive its premiere developmental production at the Ivortyon Playhouse, April 11th-16th, 2016. Conceived by (composer) Douglas Lyons, POLKADOTS was inspired by the 1957 events of the 'Little Rock Nine' in Arkansas and serves as a colorful musical history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.POLKADOTS has lyrics by Mr. Lyons, who co-wrote the score with Greg Borowsky (Sony ATV). Melvin Tunstall III (BLooM!) helmed the book. The show's original illustrations are by Salina Giardino.


Melvin Tunstall III Frequently Asked Questions

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