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)
Jill appeared Off-Broadway in KITHLESS IN PARADISE by Molly Moroney directed by Niki Flacks. 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.
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.
Training Jill Melanie Wirth (formerly known as Jill Kotler) is originally from Chicago where she studied acting with Dr. Bella Itkin at The Goodman School of Drama, Bud Beyer of Northwestern University, and John Malkovich at Steppenwolf Theatre. She began her career in Chicago Theatre in productions at Hull House, The Body Politic, with The Chicago Stategy Theatre Company (under the direction of June Pyskacek) and with The Halcyon Commedia Dell Arte Repertory Company. Additional training includes ACTING WITH PASSION with Niki Flacks Shakespeare with Andrew Wade from The Royal Shakespeare Company; Speech with Shane Ann Younts; Improvisation with Del Close of Second City; Singing technique with Dr. Robert White, and Dewin Tibbs (currently). INNER VOICE with David Friedman (currently). Jen Waldman Studio (currently). Jill is a member of EQUITY and SAG-AFTRA.