Melissa Manchester - Songwriter

With her 20th album, You Gotta Love the Life, Melissa Manchester celebrates not only 40 years as a GRAMMY award-winning performer and songwriter, but also a renewed independence and vitality.

Melissa Manchester starred in the national tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s MUSIC OF THE NIGHT AND SONG AND DANCE, and created the role of Maddy on the NBC hit series Blossom.  In 1980 she became the first recording artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in a given year:  “Through The Eyes Of Love” and “The Promise.”  Nominated for a Grammy in 1980 for “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” she won the Grammy Award for best female vocalist in 1982 singing “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.”   Melissa has composed music for the animated feature THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE and written the scores for the musicals I SENT A LETTER TO MY LOVE and SWEET POTATO QUEENS, and for LADY AND THE TRAMP II, the sequel to the Disney animated classic.  Melissa also co-wrote the radio mainstays “Midnight Blue”, “Come In From The Rain” and “Whenever I Call You Friend.”  In 2015, Melissa  celebrated her forty-year career with the release of her 20th album, You Gotta Love the Life.