She recently 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. In 2012/13 she has been touring internationally with THOMAS AND THE HIDDEN TREASURE. She most recently performed the role of Jack's Mother in INTO THE WOODS for The Victorian Opera and was a member of The Angel City Four in Lifelike’s production of CITY OF ANGELS.
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 most recently 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. Her most recent production A SINGER MUST DIE was performed at Chapel off Chapel for The Melbourne Fringe Festival and was named one of the best shows of 2013 by The Herald Sun.
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
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).