would like to thank Joe Lima for welcoming him “home” to the Elmwood stage. Mel has been involved with theatre for over 20 years and has performed in many shows, both locally and on the road. He also performs standup comedy. Mel recently finished a one man show, Lonely Teardrops, the Jackie Wilson story. He is currently producing a documentary about “Happy Valley” the children’s home he grew up in that was located in Pomona NY. Mel is married and has three wonderful daughters and three grandchildren.

As A Cast Member:

Philip Gist