Director—The Cocoanuts

Off-Broadway: John and Jen, The Secret Theater

Other Theatres: Spamalot, Spelling Bee and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Geva Theatre Center; Next to Normal and the entire Wonderette series including the world premiere of Wonderettes: Dream On by Roger Bean, Stages Repertory Theatre; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and The Fantasticks, Great River Shakespeare Festival; Disney's The Little Mermaid, Arkansas Repertory Theater; Always, Patsy Cline, PCPA Theatrefest; right next to me, Human Race Theater

Television: as an actor, guest starred as Amber on Law and Order: SVU and Kelly on Lipstick Jungle

Other Credits: assisted Hal Prince on the new musical Paradise Found at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London

Awards: director of Next to Normal, "Best Musical" Houston Press Awards

Education: B.F.A. in theatre United States International University in San Diego

Professional Affiliations: SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Website: melissarainanderson.com