Melissa Errico

(1970)
Date of Birth: 23/03/1970

Melissa Errico was a 2003 Tony nominee for Best Leading Actress in a musical for Michel Legrand's wistful and wittily romantic Broadway debut Amour. In 2005, she records an album with Michel Legrand at the piano and arranging, produced by Phil Ramone. This will be Melissa's second solo studio album, her first being "Blue Like That" which was produced by Arif Mardin for Capitol Records EMI. In 2005, she can be seen in the film "Loverboy" (Sundance/ Cannes) directed by Kevin Bacon with Kyra Sedgewick, Sandra Bullock and Cambell Scott. During the 2004-2005 Broadway season, Melissa starred on Broadway in Dracula. after appeariing in two off-Broadway hit revivals non-musical and musical: Wally Shawn's Aunt Dan and Lemon with Lili Taylor and Finian's Rainbow with Malcolm Gets (recorded on Ghostlight Records) in 2004.Melissa is a graduate of Yale University with a BA in Art History and Philosophy. She made her critically-acclaimed Broadway debut at Circle in the Square in Anna Karenina, for which she withdrew from the Yale Graduate School of Acting, Her professional career began during her freshman year at Yale University, when, at 18, she landed the lead in the Premier National Touring Company of Les Miserables. Her theater credits grew rapidly after graduation with Anna Karenina followed that same year by an acclaimed performance as Eliza Doolittle in the Broadway revival of My Fair Lady (opposite Richard Chamberlain), a role she reprised triumphantly in 2003 at The Hollywood Bowl with John Lithgow and Roger Daltrey and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Other Broadway Credits: Cole Porter's High Society, Michel Legrand's 2002 Amour, Dracula. After a season as Alex in the CBS television series, "Central Park West" (1995), Melissa made an enormous splash with New York audiences and critics, winning raves for her silly and sexy turn as the Goddess in Kurt Weill's One Touch Of Venus at City Center, a performance she has reprised at Avery Fisher Music Hall, Lincoln Center. Melissa is a member of the Irish Repertory Theater where she has had great success in plays such as Major Barbara (with Boyd Gaines) as Barbara, and opposite Eric Stoltz and Nancy Marchand in The Importance Of Being Earnest.Melissa's other recent television credits include: "Miss Match" (Laurel), "Law and Order," "The Norm Show," and "Ed" (Ed's ex-wife). On film, she costars with Angelina Jolie in Twentieth Century Fox's film Life or Something Like It (2002) and Jim Caveziel in the New Line Cinema film Frequency (2000); and appeared in many independent films including Bury the Evidence (1998), with Karen Black and starred in the harrowing docu-drama Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001) with Sean Young.For The Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration (2002), Melissa was chosen by Stephen Sondheim to star in Sunday In The Park With George opposite Raul Esparza, which followed with a sold-out concert at Avery Fisher Music Hall and a 2003 Helen Hayes Nomination for "Best Leading Actress." For her theater work, Melissa has been honored with four Drama Desk nominations, four Outer Critics Circle Awards and five Drama League Honors, and won the Lucille Lortel Award for "Best Actress" in One Touch of Venus.Melissa has appeared for solo engagements in the prestigious cabaret rooms of Manhattan and Los Angeles, such as The Cafe Carlyle, The Oak Room and Feinsteins. She regularly appears with her band at Joe's Pub, The Cutting Room, Symphony Space, Wolf Trap in Washington DC. She began concert work with her month-long run in May 2000 at Joe's Pub in New York in "Real Emotional Girl: Melissa Errico Sings the Music of Randy Newman," in tribute to her collaboration with Randy Newman on his developing musical FAUST. In March 2002 she opened in a show with pianist Lee Musiker, titled New Standards, which ran for three weeks at the Café Carlyle, featuring jazz standards and modern-day standards of Michel Legrand, Joni Mitchell and Oleta Adams. And in 2004, she had a successful month at The Oak Room a

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