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Melody Meitrott Libonati Biography

 
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)

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.