Jill Melanie Wirth
Jill Melanie Wirth is an actress/singer/writer
actress/singer (theatre, film, tv, concert, commercials)
writer/performer (dramedies that examine end-of-life issues, historical topics, and sexual matters)
UPCOMING! BABES IN TOYLAND at Carnegie Hall with MasterVoices, conducted by Ted Sperling! http://www.mastervoices.org/events/babes-in-toyland/
IN THE WORKS! a show Jill has created, GIFTS FROM THE UNIVERSE: Accepted & Rejected, is nearing completion, looking forward to a production soon!
"27" with MasterVoices at City Center - music by Ricky Ian Gordon, libretto by Royce Vavrek, direction by James Robinson, conducted by Ted Sperling.
30 Artists/30 Years Fielday https://youtu.be/Whvw7UiS_WITHE INN AT LAKE DEVINE (directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman, Tongue In Cheek Theater
HBO's THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer, directed by Ryan Murphy (GLEE) in which Jill plays a White House Receptionist in a scene with Mark Ruffalo and Corey Stoll.
THIS IS FOR YOU DAISY ELLINGTON (a solo theatrical concert) at 92nd Street Y.
Jill appeared Off-Broadway in KITHLESS IN PARADISE directed by Niki Flacks. She also performed with American International/Red Door Theatre in N.I.C.E. (by William Roetzheim, directed by Kate Erin Gibson). Jill has performed in theatre, film, tv, concerts, commercials, and voice-overs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London.
Jill has appeared in theatre and music productions at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Carnegie Hall, BAM Next Wave Festival, Vineyard Theatre, La Mama E.T.C., AMAS, The York Theatre, and Westport Country Playhouse. She has appeared as a solo vocalist at Marjorie Eliot's Parlor Entertainment and in the Meet the Virtuoso concert series at The 92nd Street Y.
Jill Melanie Wirth has worked in the development process of musicals such as Stephen Schwartz' Children of Eden (Playwrights Horizons), Doug Katsaros' Valadon and Orphan Train (York Theatre, and NYMF directed by Pat Birch); as well as Artie Shaw's Dreamweavers (directed by Jamibeth Margolis).
On Television Jill Melanie Wirth appeared in HBO's The Normal Heart, and starred opposite Mandy Patinkin in NBC's television special "Sureness of the Morning" as well as in countless commercials and voice-overs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUeXDAf-Hz8
As a writer/performer, Jill Melanie Wirth’s "dramedies"examine end-of-life issues, historical topics and sexual matters. They have been commissioned for Women's History Month, and Black History Month productions, and have been produced by The 92nd Street Y, Stage Left Studio, Abingdon Theatre, The Workshop Theater, Artistic New Directions, and in Festivals.. Her works were developed at Dixon Place and Mabou Mines. Jill has also performed her work for the Weill-Cornell Hospital Ethics Committee, at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, for New York Public Schools, and at the New York Public Library.