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The Empire Plush Room
940 Sutter St San Francisco, CA 94109
415-885-2800
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So far, 2007 has been a highly successful year for Melanie Stace, having just completed three sell-out seasons for Teatro Zinzanni  in the USA, playing the lead role of Madame Zinzanni in San Francisco, followed by two further seasons in Seattle.

In Britain, Melanie was first introduced to television audiences as the popular co-presenter of BBC televisions The Generation Game, which she co-presented over a period of six years. She quickly became a household name and personality, much in demand both on TV and in Theatre. During this time, she appeared on many leading light entertainment TV shows, including The Royal Variety Performance and was presented with the Through The Keyhole key by Sir David Frost. Apart from her many television appearances, Melanie is also a fully trained singer, dancer and actress, having appeared in many diverse productions ranging from Shakespeare to Pantomime.

Musicals have always played an important part in Melanie’s career, she played the leading role of Louise in Gypsy at The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham and was also in Follies at The Dome Theatre, Brighton. She starred to great critical acclaim as April in the British National Tour of the Olivier Award Winning musical, Hot Shoe Shuffle. She also played Lola in Barry Manilows’ Copacabana at the Prince Of Wales Theatre in the West-End. In 2004, Melanie spent the year playing the lead role of Polly Baker in the popular Gershwin Musical Crazy For You. Other notable roles include Miss Pepper in David Wood’s The Gingerbread Man  and Clara Barley in the original cast of Great Expectations for Theatr Clwyd. Displaying her versatility she also played Mustardseed in The Crucible Theatre Sheffield’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream , at the Greek National Theatre in Athens.

Melanie was recently invited into another area when she played the role of Suzanne in the Mark Camoletti farce, Don’t Dress For Dinner.

Melanie has also starred in many musical reviews including West End to Broadway, The Greatest Shows in Town, The Magic of the Musicals in Concert,  Hollywood and Broadway and Ready Steady Dance, plus her own show Melanie Stace Steppin’ Out With The BBC Big Band.

She recently recorded her first album How Lucky, which features twelve of her favourite songs, and includes duets with the legendary Petula Clark and West End Star Tim Flavin. At the moment, Melanie is in the studio working on her second album The Key To Me which will be a selection of her own original songs.

In recent months, Melanie has taken her new one woman show onboard the QE2 and the QM2,  The Pizza On The Park in London and is looking forward to further appearances in France, Germany and the US, prior to a fifty date concert tour of Great Britain commencing in September. In 2008 Melanie will once again be under-taking more work in America.

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