Melanie Leibner Perkins earned her Masters in Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She has distinguished herself as an actress, singer, director, and teacher with her work in theaters in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and South Florida. Favorite roles include Bare (Ivy), The Last Five Years (Cathy), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Fiddler on The Roof (Hodel), Triumph of Love (Princess Leonide), Once Upon A Mattress (Winnifred), and The Comedy of Errors (Luciana). She originated the role of Jenny Jenkins in Lisa Loeb’s world premiere musical Camp Kappawanna with City Theatre. She has been a professional acting and voice teacher for over twenty years and is a member of NATS. Melanie has directed and music directed over thirty productions and presented workshops on audition technique and acting the song to students of all ages.