Melissa Kelly


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Vocal Skills


English (North American), English

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North American

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)


Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

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Audio-Technica AT2020USB

Computer & Software

Lenovo Ideapad U310, Audacity

Special Equipment

Sennheiser HD202 studio headphones, YAMAHA Portable Grand DGX-640



A professional operatic contralto, Melissa Kelly has done on-stage comedy, drama, opera, and musical theater. Vocally she has a low, warm, dark, rich, full sound appropriate especially for character acting but also versatile enough for straight drama and narration. She's won awards for her comedic performances (Best Supporting Actress for Gertrude in Steve Martin's The Underpants) and accolades for her dramatic performances ("Mamma Lucia... was artfully portrayed and beguilingly sung by [contralto] Melissa Kelly").

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Service Description

Melissa Kelly is expressive, highly intelligent, and has worked successfully with a variety of directors, producers and musicians consistently throughout her career. She's easy to work with and consistently delivers quality, whether it be onstage or off.

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Selected opera performances:
OPERA: Suor Angelica ROLE: La Zia Principessa COMPANY: Regina Opera (Brooklyn)
OPERA: Cavalleria Rusticana ROLE: Mamma Lucia COMPANY: Regina Opera (Brooklyn)
OPERA: Beauty and the Beast ROLE: Narrator COMPANY: DiCapo Opera
OPERA: Down in the Valley ROLE: The Leader (narrator) COMPANY: NYU Steinhardt Chamber Opera

Selected musical theater performances:
MUSICAL: Beauty and the Beast ROLE: The Wardrobe COMPANY: Chattanooga Theatre Centre
MUSICAL: Urinetown: The Musical ROLE: Little Becky Two-Shoes COMPANY: Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Selected theater performances:
PLAY: Steve Martin's The Underpants ROLE: Gertrude COMPANY: Chattanooga Theatre Centre
PLAY: David Sedaris; Season's Greetings ROLE: n/a (monologue) COMPANY: Chattanooga Theatre Centre

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BM in Vocal Performance - University of Tennesse Knoxville
MM in Classical Vocal Performance - New York University

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