Melissa Errico is an American singer and actress. As a child, she first demonstrated talents in ballet and gymnastics, which were soon followed by an avid interest in theater, where her acrobatic abilities proved useful in comic roles.
While in her freshman year at Yale University, she was cast as Cosette in Les Misérables and went on tour, but she returned to complete her degrees in art history and philosophy, and went on to study acting at Oxford. She made her Broadway debut in a musical version of Anna Karenina in 1992. Errico appeared in many stage productions and television shows, as well as in films, including Life or Something Like It, Frequency, and Loverboy. Her most notable theatrical appearances were as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George, and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Her first CD, Blue Like That, appeared on EMI
in 2003, and it was followed by Lullabies & Wildflowers in 2008. With jazz composer Michel Legrand
, Errico collaborated on Legrand Affair, which was released in 2011 by Ghostlight Records
. The revival of Kurt Weill
's One Touch of Venus featured Errico in the title role, and the recording was released in 2014 on Jay Records