Melanie was born and raised in Spring Lake, Michigan where she began singing and expressing her love for music at the age of seven. By age ten, she had performed in the musical Sweeney Todd with Tony Award Winner George Hearn and Tony Nominee Pamela Meyer. Melanie Graduated Cum Laude from Hope College with a B.A. in Musical Theatre. She studied Opera in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte and Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia.
Since moving to New York she has performed at Birdland, The Blue Note, The Oak Room at The Plaza Hotel, The Carlton, as well as many other noteworthy clubs in the city. She sang on the soundtrack and appeared as a wedding singer in the movie “God’s Behaving Badly” with Christopher Walken and Sharon Stone.
Melanie enjoys song writing, and her influences are Stacey Kent, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, and Nat King Cole to name a few.
'She is an assured and clear-voiced singer with style. In addition She COVERS a WIDE RANGE of Material'
-Dave Rogers, WTJU Radio, CHarlottesville
you have a beautiful voice and I love your music
- Diahann Carroll
- Chris Meyer, Huffington Post
'She has truly mastered the knack of writing catchy and memorable songs that suit her own voice superbly, in addition to considerable skills at interpreting standards'
-Will friedwald, music critic,New York Times