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RESUME

"Mitchell exhibits the appropriate level of mistrust and doubt in those she meets and her bright singing voice shines on her songs"

- Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway

"Mitchell's delivery of the ensemble song "Lady's Maid," which she leads, is beautiful."

                       -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway

About Melissa:

Born and raised in San Deigo, California, Melissa has been performing since the age of three!  She earned her BA in Musical Theatre from Liberty Univeristy, and has been fortunate enough to be performing professionally since she graduated in 2011.  Now a New York City based actress, she is strving everyday to perfect her craft, and to make advances in her professional career.  Besides performing, Melissa also has a true passion for teaching the arts.  She has taught, choreographed, and directed children of all ages in various facets of the world of Musical Theatre.  She believes that the arts can have a true and lasting impact on the world, and she is thankful to be a part of the magical experience of live theatre!

Melissa Shevae Mitchell

EMC

760.522.3642 – Melissashevae@gmail.com 

Height: 5’3 Eyes: Brown Hair: Strawberry Blonde

Voice: Mezzo-Soprano/Belt-Legit to Bb

 

Upcoming:

KINKY BOOTS                                          Ens/Pat Cover                                           Theatre By The Sea

REGIONAL THEATRE:

SUNSET BOULEVARD                              Mary/Ens                                                    North Shore Music Theatre/Kevin Hill

*With Alice Ripley

A CHRISTMAS CAROL                             Ens/Fezziwig/Dilbur u/s                          North Shore Music Theatre/Kevin Hill

TITANIC                                                       Kate McGowan                                            Arizona Broadway/Danny Gorman

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY         Ens/Francesca u/s *perf                          Arizona Broadway/Danny Gorman

LEGALLY BLONDE                                   Gaelen/Elle u/s *perf                                Arizona Broadway/Carl Rajotte

MARY POPPINS                    Ms. Lark/Mrs.Banks/Corry/Andrews u/s *perf       Herberger Theatre Ctr/Clayton Phillips

SISTER ACT                                              Ens/Michelle u/s                                          Palace Theatre/Carl Rajotte

BURT & ME                                               Lacey Turner                                                   Prather Entertainment/Rob Watson

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN                         Winnie Tate/Annie Oakley u/s                  Prather Entertainment/JR Stuart

SWEENEY TODD                                      Ensemble                                                       Herberger Theatre Ctr/Kiel Klaphake

SHREK                                                 Humpty/Fiona u/s/Dragon u/s *perf           Arizona Broadway/Mace Archer

SOUTH PACIFIC                                   Dinah/Nellie Forbush u/s                              Prather Entertainment/Kerry Lambert

BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE...           Eloise                                                                Arizona Broadway/Andy Meyers

SHOWBOAT                                             Ensemble/Julie u/s                                      Prather Entertainment/Dean Sobon

PUMP BOYS & DINETTES                     Swing                                                               Prather Entertainment/David Simmons

BUSCH GARDENS                                  Female Vocal Swing                                     Busch Gardens/Matthew West

TRAINING

BA in Musical Theatre at Liberty University

Audition Workshop with Joshua Walden

Audition Workshop with Michael Watson and Jeanne Lehman

Voice: Patricia Campbell, Kara Howard, Sarah Fleming

Dance: Advanced Tap, Advanced Jazz, Intermediate Modern, Intermediate Ballet

Stage Combat: Unarmed and Rapier

Bunraku Puppetry: Dave and June Privett of “Play Soup”

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Broadway Classroom Rep for Broadway.com

Musical Theatre Teaching Artist for Mesa Arts Academy

Musical Theatre Teaching Artist for Arizona Broadway Theatre Summer Academy, and Mesa Arts Academy

Instructor for CYT Phoenix (Basic and Intermediate Tap, Musical Theatre)

Accents: British, Southern, Spanish, New York, Irish

Can sing high “whistle tones”, and in a legit “tenor voice”

Multiple cartoon character impressions (Miss Piggy, Finding Nemo, Wendy, Tarzan)

Valid Driver’s License and Passport