Melissa Langton has been performing since 1992 when she appeared in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - THE CONCERT (Harry M Miller/IMG). Other music theatre credits include LES MISERABLES (Cameron Macintosh), the role of Killer Queen in WE WILL ROCK YOU (Louise Withers & Assoc.), MARRY ME A LITTLE, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, THE MIKADO, HMS PINAFORE, CRUSADE, LIFE BY DROWNING, BRIGADOON, SIDESHOW ALLEY, AFTER THE BEEP, EUROBEAT, THREEPENNY OPERA (The Victorian Opera), INTO THE WOODS (The Victorian Opera), CITY OF ANGELS (Lifelike Touring) and for The Production Company; CAROUSEL (Nettie Fowler), 42ND STREET (Maggie Jones), FOLLIES (Stella Deems), DAMN YANKEES (Gloria Thorpe), CRAZY FOR YOU (Patricia Fodor), SUGAR (Sweet Sue) and CURTAINS (Carmen Bernstein). She appeared in two World Premiere Australian productions; STRANGE BEDFELLOWS in the role of Vonny and HOW TO KILL YOUR HUSBAND in the role of Angel, for the Victorian Opera, for which she received a Green Room Nomination for Best Female Performance in an Opera.
She also regularly performs in concerts and at corporate functions including THE AUSTRALIAN POPS ORCHESTRA, TWISTED BROADWAY, THE ROB GUEST ENDOWMENT CONCERT, HATS OFF and SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM (In Concert).
Melissa is renowned for devising and performing her own cabaret shows alongside her husband Mark Jones, and has performed her cabarets in Australia, New York and Dublin and at many festivals including The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Auckland Festival and at The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne.
As a member of THE FABULOUS SINGLETTES, Melissa has performed throughout Europe and Australia for festivals and corporate functions including, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival and The Australian Grand Prix
Melissa received 2002 Green Room Awards for Best Cabaret Artist and Best Cabaret Ensemble (with Mark Jones). Melissa was the winner of The 2001 Sydney Cabaret Convention. Melissa’s debut CD When the Rain Falls Up was released on November 5th 2002 and is available on her website - www.melissalangton.com
Mark Jones credits as a singer/actor include A GOLEM STORY (Malthouse Theatre), THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES (Bell Shakespeare), GOODBYE VAUDEVILLE CHARLIE MUDD (nominated for a Helpmann award for Best Actor)(Malthouse Theatre & Arena Theatre), THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS (The Melbourne Comedy Festival, Malthouse Theatre, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival), CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN (The Victorian Arts Centre, Arena Theatre Company), GOOD EVENING - THE SKETCHES OF PETER COOKE AND DUDLEY MOORE (National Tour), THE SUICIDE SHOW (The Victorian Arts Centre), ELIZABETH - ALMOST BY CHANCE A WOMAN (Malthouse Theatre), EUROBEAT (Korean Tour), THREE WEILL MEN (Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Famous Spiegeltent), EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE (except for me and my monkey) (The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, National Tour) and JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS (Anthill, Chapel off Chapel).
Compositional credits include Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd, Cautionary Tales For Children, The Beautiful Losers, After The Beep, The Tales of Peter Rabbit, Pinocchio – The Greatest Little Show On Earth, Carnival Joe, Elizabeth – Almost by Chance a Woman and A Golem Story. Green Room Awards: Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd (Best Actor and Best Composition 2010), The Beautiful Losers (Best Cabaret Ensemble 2007 & 2006), Three Weill Men (Best Musical Direction of a Cabaret 2003), Me and Mr Jones (Best Cabaret Ensemble 2002) and Jacques Brel is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (Best Cabaret 2000).