Theatre includes Broadway: The Book of Mormon. National tours: The Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia! Selected regional: Caroline, or Change, Man in the Ring, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (Court Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors (Drury Lane Oakbrook); A Christmas Carol, Crowns (The Goodman Theatre); The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, My Wonderful Birthday Suit, Last Stop on Market Street (Chicago Children’s Theatre) and numerous other regional plays. Television includes “Empire.” Training: Northwestern University, Acting Studio Chicago. Melanie is the creator of The Grandmother Project docu-series.