Monday, August 5, 2019

MEET THE 2019 NOMINEES: Melissa Glasgow

Melissa Glasgow
NOMINATED FOR: 2019 Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role

Melissa Glasgow* as "Sheila" in The Gallery Players Production of A CHORUS LINE

Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante
Directed by Tom Rowan
Producer: Dominic Cuskern
Director: Tom Rowan
Choreographer: Eddie Gutierrez
Music Director: Jason Liebson
Costume Designer: Antonio Consuegra
Set Designer: William B. Sawyer
Lighting Designer: Paul T. Kennedy
Sound Designer: Charlie Hill
Props Designer: Gabrielle Giacomo
Production Stage Manager: Michael J. Tosto*
Assistant Stage Manager: Elizabeth Fontaine

*Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association

What first attracted you to working on this show?
I learned the opening choreography to A Chorus Line my freshman year of college, and instantly fell in love with the drive and passion that the choreo and show required. Ever since I've wanted to be a part of it.

What was your favorite part of working on this production? And why?
This show, and the people working on it, were exactly what I needed at the time. I was surrounded by people who were evidently passionate about the show and the story we were telling. It was refreshing to be around such positive energy.

What was the most challenging part of working on this production? And why?
Learning the original choreography took a lot of work because of its very specific style. Our choreographer, Eddie Gutierrez, was incredibly detailed and it was a lot to take in, but so worth it in the end.

Melissa Glasgow as "Sheila" in The Gallery Players' production of A CHORUS LINE.

Was there anything odd, quirky, innovative, funny or otherwise noteworthy about your experience with this production?
Taking my damn hair down in the scene before "At the Ballet". My hair has never liked to cooperate and it left me feeling like I had egg on my face for one or two shows :P

What is the best thing about working with this company and/or these artists?
Their love for theatre and the support they give to the rest of the company.

What does receiving this nomination mean to you?
It feels amazing to feel part of a theatre community in NYC. It shows that when you care about something it can have an impact. Mostly it demonstrates how much this show still resonates with audiences today.

Visit Melissa's Backstage profile here.


  • Outstanding Choreography / Movement: Eddie Gutierrez
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical


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