In 2012, Melanie was cast as the Songwoman in the Tony-award winning play "WAR HORSE", performing 8 shows a week for a year at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Following "WAR HORSE", Melanie embarked on CPR’s Holiday Train Tour, performing 80 shows in three weeks across Canada in support of local food banks. This was Melanie’s fourth time performing on the tour.
Seven years ago, Melanie launched Uschool, her music education program that has since grown to serve over 600 students in Toronto elementary schools. uSchool is based off of Melanie's father's (Chalmers Doane) famous Ukulele in the Classroom program. Chalmers is an Order of Canada recipient for his contributions to music education.
While not teaching or being a busy mom to Theo and Rosie, Melanie continues to write and record new music. Her new song "Up to the Light
" is available on Spotify now.