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Melissa Fahn (b. April 28, 1973-) is an American voice/stage actress and singer for anime dubscartoon seriesBroadway and Los Angeles Theatre.

Biography

Melissa Fahn was born in New York but grew up in Southern California. Her father worked in television production, giving her, Tom, Jonathan and jazz trombonist Mike Fahn performance experience at their young age. Fahn started singing and dancing at the age of 3, making her musical theater debut at age 12 and 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. Fahn voiced many cartoon and anime characters, notably Luna in Mega Man Star Force, Edward in Cowboy Bebop, Haruka in Noein, and Rika in Digimon. She has performed on Broadway, in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Paris, Avignon (France), and elsewhere in shows including Hal Prince's 3hreeGilligan's Island the Musical, "Singin' in the Rain", "No, No, Nanette", and the rock-opera Vox Lumiere. Nominated for a Denver Critics Circle Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Maria in West Side Story, 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. But, 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". In 2000, Fahn met musician Joel Alpers on the set of Vox Lumiere in Los Angeles, and in 2002 they got married in KauaiHawaii. She works under her maiden name professionally and recorded her debut album "Avignon" with R&B music genre which was produced by her husband, Alpers. It is available on Fahn's official website.

Wicked

Fahn is a member of the ensemble in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Schwartz's mega-hit musical. After a tryout in San Francisco, the show opened on Broadway October 30, 2003. In March 2004 when it was announced that fellow cast member, Melissa Bell Chait had a stroke and was in hospital before she returned, with Fahn replaces as the understudy for the lead role ofGlinda and departed the show on October 31, 2004. She later became an original cast member of the Los Angeles sit-down productions on February 21 and reperformed in the ensemble and understudied the role of Glinda before departing on December 30, 2007.

Discography

  • Avignon — 2007

​Filmography

Animation

Stages

Video games

Other

  • Fast Food (Short Film) - Cookie
  • Passions - Young Ezmerelda
  • Salsa - Featured Dancer
  • Tick Tock Boom Clap - Sara
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