Melissa Jennifer Gonzalez

Singer/Actress/Songwriter

News

JULY 8TH, 2019

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, & MissUnderstood!

As part of the Players Festival, I’m excited to announce that I’m showcasing my first ever short musical I’ve written called MissDemeanor: A Semi-MissUnderstood Rock Fantasy Pt. 1 playing at The Tank on July 28th.

For tickets & info, click the link below!

https://www.thetanknyc.org/calendar/players-festival-july-28-2pm

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JUNE 25TH, 2019

Tomorrow night, I'll be back at my alma mater New York Film Academy performing for Closets Are For Clothes cabaret at 6:45pm.

Hosted by local NYC drag socialite, Golden Delicious, the evening will feature several performances by current students, alumni, and instructors all coming together to celebrate life, love, freedom and all things LGBTQI+.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:45 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Theatre at NYFA, 17 Battery Place, 1st Floor

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JUNE 8TH, 2019

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood!

The reviews are in for EPIC’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, and they are riveting! But this quote happens to be my favorite:

The chorus of street urchins has been expanded to five expressive and funny singer/dancers

That means a lot as one of the Skid Row Girls/Urchins!

https://theunforgettableline.com/2019/06/06/epic-players-little-shop-of-horrors/?fbclid=IwAR0t_CXaAIuypmExHOEAq2cTQEuKdfj1XvZh7JJXvtbgZWyo65tImTxubJ8


Photo by Ric Sechrest

Photo by Ric Sechrest

MAY 27TH, 2019

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood!

Have you got your tickets for ‘Little Shop’ yet? Use the code STAYEPIC to get a discount!

https://www.sheencenter.org/shows/littleshop/2019-06-06/

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APRIL 3OTH, 2019

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood!

Thanks for coming out to EPIC 4 Autism last week, we raised a lot more than we expected. Here are some photo snaps from our fundraising show at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater.

Photos by Ric Sechrest

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MARCH 18TH, 2019

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood!

Tickets are now available for EPIC 4 Autism - Songs on The Spectrum! Follow the link below:

https://www.artful.ly/store/events/17560

See ya there!

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MARCH 15TH, 2019

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood!

On April 23rd, I’m making my 2nd appearance at the Lincoln Center. This time with EPIC Players for EPIC 4 Autism - Songs on The Spectrum. More deets to follow! Also, tickets are now available for Little Shop of Horrors.

Click on the link below:

https://www.sheencenter.org/shows/littleshop/2019-06-05/?fbclid=IwAR1yC5dc-rzkwd6s7xyKteft19SJpxEttbO6lIGLrWMCpeDpNwKYr5mHNKA


MARCH 11ST, 2019

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood!

Come see me and other developing works at Playmakers Redux from March 21st-24th at Theatre Row. Save the dates! Click on the link for reservations:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tbtb-presents-the-2019-playmakers-redux-tickets-57742967771?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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MARCH 1ST, 2019

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

This Tuesday, be sure to catch some spoken word, stand up, and personal narratives at New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood with EPIC Players.

Tickets available on this link:

https://www.artful.ly/store/events/17298?fbclid=IwAR2LLO66vMfl51bxcMQ18Ua0M2KfEFv6comp4mAQbjR7ifO_YAk8qY1s-qA

JANUARY 18TH, 2019

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

It gives me such a thrill to announce that I’ll be appearing in EPIC Players’ production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ this June! More details coming soon...

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DECEMBER 5TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

This December 14th and 15th, I will be appearing in EPIC Players Inclusion Project 'The New Girl in Town'. 
Click for tickets and details on this link:

https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16687?fbclid=IwAR0N94A9s5YRzSPjydLdNutX0S6li8uuTHMdYsP2f42FRxNGg0Fu0g8ntjc


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NOVEMBER, 30TH, 2018

This is dedicated to Misi Murillo - the Colombian creator and founder of Misi School of Musical Theatre. Also a dear mentor who has changed my life and believed in me to begin my career as a performer.

¡Te voy a extrañar!

https://soundcloud.com/meli-jen-1/solo-por-ti-no-one-but-youonly-the-good-die-young-in-spanishqueen-cover

Maria Isabel ‘Misi’ Murillo (1957-2018) and me backstage during my big theatrical break in Colombia, 2010

Maria Isabel ‘Misi’ Murillo (1957-2018) and me backstage during my big theatrical break in Colombia, 2010

NOVEMBER 17TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

Here's a more detailed link to my upcoming performance in 'Playmakers' with Theater Breaking Through Barriers. Register soon!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tbtb-free-playmakers-intensive-showcase-tickets-52051817387?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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NOVEMBER 7TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood:

We may not have taken over the Senate (yet), but we sure took control of the House. Nice job!

On a different note, Giving Tuesday will come soon and I’d like to help raise money for a nonprofit neuro-inclusive theatrical group that I’m a part of, EPIC Players. 
https://www.epicplayersnyc.org

For more info, click the following link and give what you can.

http://99pledges.com/f…/epicgiving/melissa-jennifer-gonzalez

Keep fighting the good fight!

OCTOBER 24TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, & MissUnderstood!

It gives such a thrill to have my vocals included in one of the scenes for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’! What an honor, even as a major Queen fan since childhood, to be a part of something this big. Be sure to catch the highly anticipated Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic in movie theaters on November 2nd.

Thank you, 20th Century Fox!

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SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, & MissUnderstood!


On Sept. 24th, I’ll be performing at the 2018 New York Innovative Theatre Awards at Salvation Army Centennial Memorial Theatre.

http://www.nyitawards.com/

http://www.nyitawards.com/news/newsitem.asp?storyid=418


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AUGUST 25TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

Tonight I’ll be performing at Broadway Blue Wave for New York at Merlin Concert Hall. Our common aim is to resist the tyranny of the current administration by encouraging New Yorkers to vote on Sept. 13th primaries. 
Tickets or donation info available here:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/noidc-cynthia

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AUGUST 22TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood!

This fall, I'll be performing at Joe's Pub with EPIC Players.
Click this link for further details.
See you there!

https://publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2018/T/The-EPIC-Players/?SiteTheme=

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JULY 29TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood!

I'll be performing in this empowering cabaret on August 19th at The Duplex. Mark your calenders, you don't wanna miss out! Tickets and other details will be shown on this link. See you there!

https://purplepass.com/#173067/Natalia_Freaner-I_Am_Here;_A_Powerful_Cabaret-The_Duplex_Cabaret_Theatre-August-19-2018.html

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JUNE 16TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, & MissUnderstood!

Be sure to catch me perform in New York Film Academy's inaugural LGBTQI Pride cabaret this Thursday night. Click the link below for more details. You don't wanna miss it!

https://www.facebook.com/events/416985315437024/

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MAY 28TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood!

Only 3 days left until I officially make my Shakespearean debut in 'The Tempest' with EPIC Players. Tickets are selling like hot cakes! Hope you bought yours. In the meantime, we've made it to ChelseaNow.com...

I wonder who that dapper raven-haired gentleman in navy diamond crusted vest is? Anyone know his number?

http://chelseanow.com/2018/05/shakespeares-last-is-another-first-for-epic-players/

L to R: Melissa Jennifer Gonzalez (Sebastian), Yasha Kaminer (Gonzalo) and Dante Jayce (Antonio). | Photo by Ric Sechrest

L to R: Melissa Jennifer Gonzalez (Sebastian), Yasha Kaminer (Gonzalo) and Dante Jayce (Antonio). | Photo by Ric Sechrest

 

MAY 21ST, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

One week left 'til the opening night of neuro-diverse adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Got your tickets? Good! If not, tickets are available on the link below:

https://ci.ovationtix.com/14/production/990865

 In the meantime, feast your eyes on the show's newly improved poster...

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APRIL 7TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

Sebastian here, acting as a herald to proclaim tickets are now available for 'The Tempest'. Be there, or feel the wrath of my sword!

https://ci.ovationtix.com/14/production/990865

MARCH 31ST, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

Me and the rest of EPIC Players are gonna perform at the New York Stock Exchange on April 3rd to kick off Autism Awareness Month. Be sure to tune in to CNN and MSNBC from 9am - 9:15am for the bell ringing ceremony!

FEBRUARY 27TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

This April 2nd, be sure to catch me belt my face off at this year’s EPIC 4 Autism. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this. Especially since it’s for a good cause!

Tickets available here: https://www.artful.ly/epic-players-theatre-company/store/events

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JANUARY 22ND, 2018

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood:

"O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!"
Say hello to your new Sebastian of The Tempest! EPIC Players will run this production from May 31st - June 10th at The Siggy Theatre. 

JANUARY 11TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood:

'Dance With Me' will be in the play Love: Revamped. Premiere date - Valentine's Day at The Tank.

Save the date!

JANUARY 7TH, 2018

Hey ReSisters, Fembros, and MissUnderstood:

Happy New Year, indeed!
I got cast in a segment of a play called 'Dance With Me'.
More details coming soon!

DECEMBER 24TH, 2017

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood:

Just wishing everyone happy holidays and for all of us to make 2018 our bitch!

NOVEMBER 23RD, 2017

Hello fellow ReSisters/FemBros/Artivists, and MissUndertood,

I'm not one to celebrate a certain 'holiday' where its origins involves the oppression of Native Americans; however, I'm thankful to have been blessed with such amazing opportunities this year. I'm also thankful for the love and support of family, friends, fans, and other important people for helping me reach for the stars and further. Thank you to those who have seen Frankenstein The Musical and You're A Good Man Charlie Brown. Juggling two shows at the same time is no walk in the park, but I'm glad I took the challenge! If I had to do it again, I would. And now, onward to my next challenge...writing my first musical!

Happy holidays...and go easy on the turkey! My family's experiencing diarrhea from eating too much. Now if you excuse me, I need to use the toilet for the 6th time and...I...CAN'T...HOLD IT...MUCH...too late!

AUGUST 27TH, 2017

Hello fellow ReSisters/FemBros/Artivists, and MissUndertood,

"IT'S ALIVE!"

I'll be appearing in the fall premiere of Frankenstein The Musical from Sept. 29th - Nov. 12th. For more details, please visit http://www.monsteroffbroadway.com/

Come by and see me bring this beast to life!

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JULY 16TH, 2017

Hello fellow ReSisters/FemBros/Artivists, and MissUndertood,

A friend just spotted me on a local newspaper and I made the front page! Thanx Chelsea Now!

http://chelseanow.com/2017/07/disability-pride-parade-promotes-awareness-ability-intimacy-inclusion/

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JULY 8TH, 2017

Hello fellow ReSisters/FemBros/Artivists, and MissUndertood,

I got cast for the reading of a new play, With My Eyes Shut! I'm also gonna march at the Disability Pride Parade tomorrow with EPIC Players!

http://disabilitypridenyc.org/

APRIL 25TH, 2017

Good news, folks!
'Seeking Alice' had just won Best Musical at this year's NoVa Film Festival!
Couldn't be more proud of us involved in this project.

http://www.novafilmfest.com/

APRIL 17TH, 2017

Hello fellow ReSisters/FemBros/Artivists, and MissUndertood,

Most of you know by now I'm in Body of Women (April 22 & 23 at Fourth Universalist).

On April 25th, I'll be singing for the fundraiser EPIC 4 Autism at Kraine Theater. Details on both shows can be seen on my Events page. 

...AND THIS JUST IN! 

Seeking Alice will be making its public debut screening at Manhattan Film Festival on Sunday, April 23rd:

http://manhattanff.com/event/seeking-alice/

I hope to see y'all there!

APRIL 2ND, 2017

Hey ReSisters, FemBros, and MissUnderstood!

As some of you may know that today is Autism Awareness Day. 
Well, today's a perfect moment to bring up this announcement...

As an ASD artist, I got another charity performance coming up later this month called EPIC 4 Autism. We at EPIC Players are an up and coming theatre group of performers with disabilities spreading our love and creativity. I'll be performing and perhaps duet with a very special guest...who knows?

Hopefully you can support our cause and I'll see ya there!

https://www.epicplayersnyc.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/281130798976589/

 

MARCH 9TH, 2017

Hello fellow ReSisters/FemBros/Artivists...and the MissUndertood,

I got some exciting news! One of the films I recently was a part of has entered to the 2017 Manhattan Film Festival. Congrats and thank you to the cast and crew who made it all possible!

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FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017

My fellow ReSisters, FemBros, Artivists, and the rest of the MissUndertood!

I've just been added to perform on EPIC's Hear Me Roar Inclusion Cabaret on Feb. 22nd at 7pm. Please contact me for tickets, I'll hook you up!

http://www.hearmeroarnyc.com/

See you there!

JANUARY 29TH, 2017

Hello my fellow ReSisters, FemBros, Artivists, and the rest of the MissUndertood!

First of all, I hope you've had a good Xmas and New Year. And now we've entered the year of the Rooster! We're hoping we can make 2017 our time to battle against the dark and unprecedented times ahead.

With that said, I'm honored to perform along with Terra And The Dactyls on a charitable and worthy project called, Body of Women. Check the website for more info:

https://4thuartivists.com/     

 Please come and support us. You won't regret it! 

DECEMBER 9TH, 2016

Hey everyone!

I'm sure everybody have already found out by now that I was filming for the 3rd season of 'Gotham'. Yes, it was tedious but exciting at the same time because I've been watching the show ever since its premiere! I'm obviously a comic book geek, so it really was a thrill to be filming alongside with some of the show's leads!

On December 15, I'll be singing for EPIC Gives. Hopefully you all sent out your RSVPs by now. 
www.epicgives.org

On more awesome news, I've been cast as Sally Brown in 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown'! Details on showtimes will be announced soon.

Laters!

DECEMBER 6TH, 2016

Hey everyone!

I'll be performing for a very special fundraiser on Dec. 15th. Details can be seen below...

http://www.epicgives.org/ 

Also, stay tuned for some other exciting news tomorrow!

OCTOBER 8TH, 2016

Hey peeps!

This week was the beginning of rehearsals for a Christmas show I've just been cast for. It's called The Most Miserable Christmas Tree by Tim Sulka & Debra Barsha. The world premiere will start on Dec. 2nd - 11th of this year.

More info seen on their website: http://www.mostmiserablemusical.com/ 

Come check it out!

OCTOBER 3RD, 2016

Hey folks!

Come check me out in Hear Me Roar at The Duplex Piano Bar on Oct. 26th at 7pm. It's gonna be spook-tacular!

http://www.hearmeroarnyc.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1851424415143718/

SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2016

Hey peeps!

Tune in for a brand new season of Younger tonight at 10pm on TVLand...you never who will show up! ;)

http://www.tvland.com/shows/younger

SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016

Hey folks!


I'm proud to announce that I've just been accepted to an up and coming theatrical company called EPIC Players. This company is aimed to Empower, Perform, Include, and Create for performers with developmental disabilities. 
http://www.epicplayersnyc.org
 

Upcoming productions to inaugurate EPIC will be revealed soon!

I'll keep you posted! 

My video reel is ready! Enjoy.

FOLLOW ME ON... Facebook Twitter: @MelJenGonzalez Instagram: @melissajennifergonzalez melissajennifergonzalez.com

AUGUST 1ST, 2016

Hey everyone!

I'm competing in Rising Star 2 starting tomorrow. Come to Rise Bar at 10:30pm and watch me do thing!

Hope to see you there!

JUNE 20TH, 2016

FOR ONE SHOW ONLY! I will appear in the reading of For All My Girls. It will premiere on June 27th at 8pm. Performance will take place at the 777 Theatre.

More info coming soon!

MAY 24TH, 2016

Hey folks!

First off, I wanna say thank you for attending our movie musical screening last week. It was really fun to have seen you there and I'm glad you enjoyed it! 

I just finished recording yet another cover. Hope you like it!

https://soundcloud.com/meli-jen-1/anyone-who-had-a-heart-by

MAY 9TH, 2016

New York Film Academy will premiere this year's movie musicals on May 20th at 7pm.

New York Film Academy

17 Battery Pl (5th floor, Room 521)
New York NY 10004

I will be appearing in Triptych.  Check out Events for further details.

See ya there!