Melissa Manchester born February 15, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Since the s, her songs have been carried by adult contemporary radio stations.
She has also appeared on television, in films, and on stage. Manchester was born in the Bronxa borough of New York City, to a musical family. Her father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Her mother was one of the first women to design and found her own clothing firm, Ruth Manchester Ltd. Manchester hails from a Jewish background. She learned the piano and harpsichord at the Manhattan School of Musicbegan singing commercial jingles at age 15, and became a staff writer for Chappell Music Nai, Nai - Anda Adam - Confidential attending Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts.
Manchester played the Manhattan club scene, where she was discovered by Melissa Manchester - Be Somebody Manilowwho introduced her to Bette Midler. In she became a member of the Harlettesthe back-up singers for Midler. Manchester made a brief speaking appearance as " Yoko Ono " on the album National Lampoon Radio Dinneron the track entitled "Magical Misery Tour", and as the singer in " Deteriorata ".
Her debut album, Home to Myselfwas released in ; Manchester co-wrote many of its songs with Carole Bayer Sager. Two years later, Manchester's album Melissa produced her first top-ten hit, " Midnight Blue ", which enjoyed 17 weeks on the Billboard Hot charts. The song's peak position was 6 for the week of August 9, She also performed the song live on Burt Sugarman's television series Midnight Special in She guest-starred on the CBS-TV Melissa Manchester - Be Somebody soap opera Search for Tomorrow to teach a main character played by Michael Nouriwho played a singer-songwriter, the essentials of the craft.
Manchester Cest Pas Sérieux - Véronique Rivière - Véronique Rivière to place singles on the Adult Contemporary charts throughout the s. Throughout the s and s Manchester alternated recording with acting, appearing with Bette Midler in the film For the Boyson the television series Blossom and co-writing with bookwriter-lyricist Jeffrey Sweet and starring in the musical I Sent a Letter to My Love based on the Bernice Rubens novel of the same name.
In addition, she opened game 6 of the World Series singing the U. National Anthem. While touring to support the album, she was praised for her still "powerful voice" and for "reinventing [herself] while staying true to what made [her] popular.
The Musicala show to which she and Sharon Vaughn contributed two songs. InManchester released a new single, "The Power of Ribbons", to digital retailers. Proceeds of the single benefit breast cancer research. In an independent film named Dirty Girl was released with many of Manchester's songs used throughout the film, five of which made it onto the soundtrack.
Manchester made a non-speaking cameo appearance as the pianist who accompanies the lead character's rendition of " Don't Cry Out Loud ". In Love (Tiger Style Remix) - Lisa Maffia - In Love subsequently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to independently release the album.
In an interview with NPR, Manchester talks about the crowd-funding experience and relays the back-story behind the single, "Feelin' for You". A drunk in a juke joint approached Manchester and asked if she was married, to which she replied, "Yes, very happily. The single was released on January 9,and premiered at 2 on the Smooth jazz charts. A second single, " Big Light ", featuring a duet with Al Jarreau along with an accompanying music video, was released for radio on June 15, Manchester appeared on the Blossom television series as Maddy Russo, from to In addition to live performances Melissa Manchester - Be Somebody herself, Manchester composes and performs songs and has done character Soreption - Deterioration Of Minds in animated works.
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