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Melissa Fahn
Born Melissa Fahn
April 28, 1973 (1973-04-28) (age 36)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Voice actress
Singer
Dancer
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Joel Alpers (2002-present)
Official website

Melissa Fahn (born April 28, 1973) is an American voice and stage actress and singer known for her work in anime dubs and other mainstream animated series, as well as her work in Broadway and Los Angeles Theatre.

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Biography

Melissa Fahn was born in New York but grew up in Southern California. Her father worked in television production, giving her and her three older brothers (actors Tom Fahn and Jonathan Fahn and jazz trombonist Michael Fahn) performance experience while they were young. Melissa started singing and dancing at the age of three; she made her musical theater debut at age twelve and was privately trained in acting, dancing, and singing.

She majored in dance at Cal State Long Beach but left after one year to devote her time to work and theater. At her job as a receptionist, her voice caught the attention of a casting director for a new Betty Boop featurette. Melissa has since voiced many original animated characters and hundreds of anime characters including Gaz of Invader Zim, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tirvrusky IV of Cowboy Bebop, Haruka Kaminogi of Noein, and Rika of Digimon.

She has performed on Broadway, in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Paris, Avignon (France), and elsewhere in shows including Hal Prince's 3hree, Gilligan's Island the Musical, "Singin' in the Rain", "No, No, Nanette", and the rock-opera Vox Lumiere. She was nominated for a Denver Critics Circle Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Maria in West Side Story. Stephen Schwartz invited her to join a workshop of his new musical "Wicked"; after a trial production in San Francisco, she performed eight nights a week in the Broadway ensemble and was the understudy for Glinda and providing the pivotal silhouette of Dorothy. She recently made her debut as a producer for the Musical Theatre Guild production of "It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman!" in November, 2006. However, most recently she has performed as Daisy Mae in the Los Angeles Musical Theatre Guild’s production of the musical Comedy Li'l Abner, Hope Harcourt in Musical Theatre West's production of "Anything Goes", and is currently reprising her role as an ensemble soloist in the Los Angeles production of Wicked as well as understudying the role of Glinda. Incidentally, Melissa also recently performed in the role of younger version of Ezmerelda, a character similar to Glinda, in the 2007 parody of Wicked on the daytime drama Passions.

In 2000, Melissa Fahn met musician Joel Alpers on the set of Vox Lumiere in Los Angeles, and in 2002 they were married in Kauai, Hawaii. However, she works under her maiden name professionally.

She just finished recording her debut album "Avignon" which was produced by her husband, Joel Alpers. "Avignon" is available on Melissa's official website. Its music genre is R&B.

Discography

  • Avignon - A&M, 2007

Filmography

Selected anime voice roles

Selected animated voice roles

Selected film roles

  • Fast Food (Short Film) - Cookie
  • Salsa - Featured Dancer

Selected television roles

Selected stage roles

  • Wicked (original Broadway cast) - Understudy Glinda, Ensemble Soloist, Dorothy (Broadway and Los Angeles)
  • Vox Lumiere - Coloratura Soloist, Christine (Phantom of the Opera), The Good Diva (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Anything Goes - Hope Harcourt (Musical Theatre West)
  • The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd - Urchin (Musical Theatre Guild)
  • Li'l Abner - Daisy Mae (Musical Theatre Guild)
  • No, No Nanette - Flora (Musical Theatre Guild)
  • Grease - Marty
  • Redhead - Tillie (Musical Theatre Guild)
  • The Sunshine Boys - The Nurse
  • West Side Story - Maria (Denver Critics Circle Nominee - Best Actress in a Musical)
  • Singin' in the Rain - Kathy Selden (Arvada Center) Lina Lamont (Cabrillo Theatre, Ovation Award Nominee - Best Supporting Actress in a Musical)

Selected video game roles

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