Adjunct Professor of Theatre / Resident Choreographer
(260) 359-4331
mduffer@huntington.edu

Melissa Duffer is a cum laude graduate of Baylor University with a degree in music education where she was named Outstanding Senior Woman in the School of Music. Following graduation, Melissa moved to New York City and completed training in musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. For the past several years, Melissa has been an actress based in New York City, performing in regional theatres across the country as well as overseas. Regionally, Melissa has performed at the Fireside Theatre, Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, Cumberland County Playhouse, West Virginia State Musical Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square, Country Dinner Playhouse, Spring Mountain Ranch, and La Comedia. Her favorite roles include Kate Mullins in “Titanic,” Alice in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Patty Simcox in “Grease,” Zaneeta Shinn in “The Music Man,” and Dream Laurey in “Oklahoma!” Melissa also has appeared as the featured dancer in numerous musical reviews and has often served as dance captain. In New York City, Melissa was a featured singer for the Macy’s Herald Square Flower Show, and she also appeared for Mattel as a Barbie. Melissa has continued her dance training, studying at both Broadway Dance and West Side Dance Project. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.