About the Performers...
Melissa Giattino began her professional performing career at the age of 17 in the National Tour of A Chorus Line and hasn't looked back since. While appearing in the all-Gershwin musical Crazy for You at the famous Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, Ms. Giattino auditioned for the Hal Prince/Susan Stroman production of Show Boat and soon found herself singing and dancing alongside an all-star cast on London's West End. Her talents as a true "triple-threat" performer eventually led her back to her home state of New York, where she made her Broadway Debut as an original revival cast member of the tap-dancing spectacular, 42nd Street.
Her incredible talents have been featured as a member of the most well-known kick-line in history, the Radio City Rockettes, and she has assisted and dance-captained for some of the most famous tap choreographers in the business, including Tony Award winner Danny Daniels and Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner. Gifted with a beautiful voice as well, Ms. Giattino has starred in musicals on stages around the world, including the title role in the International Tour of Peter Pan, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Esther Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis, and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun.
Ron DeStefano has garnered rave reviews and awards for his performances around the world, from the hottest cabaret venues of New York City to the lavish opera houses of Europe. Originally from South Florida, Mr. DeStefano spent his college years balancing classical vocal performance studies at Florida State University with professional musical theatre roles at Seaside Music Theater in Daytona Beach. Following graduation, he made his way to Manhattan, began auditioning for the Broadway stage, and only months later found himself making his international debut with the Tony-Award winning musical Evita.
Since then, he has crisscrossed North America,
singing and dancing at some of the most historic and well-reputed venues
in the United States, including New York City's Lincoln Center (Babes
in Toyland), Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House (No, No,
Nanette) and New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse (Rodgers
and Hammerstein's Cinderella). Mr. DeStefano appeared
opposite Academy Award nominee Theodore Bikel in the National Tour of
Fiddler on the Roof, and he has lent his lyric tenor to
song-and-dance roles in many shows including 42nd Street,
Anything Goes, and Sugar Babies. No
stranger to the New York City nightclub circuit, he received the
coveted Back Stage Bistro Award for his cabaret work and has multiple
studio recordings to his credit,
including his most recent release — a solo album of romantic songs from
the theatre entitled Where Is Love..., now available on
iTunes, Amazon or his website: