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Ron Melrose

Playwright

Broadway credits include music direction (Jersey BoysSinatra at Radio CityImaginary FriendsScarlet Pimpernel), dance and/or vocal arranging (Sweet Smell of SuccessJekyll & HydePerfectly FrankThe Act,Marilyn: An American FableWoman of the Year,Cabaret), and conducting (SmileAnnieThe Rink).

As a composer and lyricist, Ron's credits include Superdimensional Microbabes (an upcoming anime-based musical), Luck (a collaboration with Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman), Fourtune (Off-Broadway), The Silver Swan (National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship), two Harvard Hasty Pudding shows (Tots in TinseltownBewitched Bayou), a Sonata for Flute and Piano, and a variety of songs for cabarets and for NBC's "Saturday Night Live." 

His church music experience includes a ten-year music directorship at All Angels' Episcopal Church, NYC, where he formed and directed a gospel choir from the homeless community served by the church. Ron's liturgical compositions include three theatrical projects available on CD (The Missing PeaceSongs I Won't Be SingingEarly One Morning), a gospel-based Requiem, and a number of choral anthems, offertories, and settings of service music. His formal education includes degrees in philosophy (Harvard) and choral conducting (Westminster Choir College).

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