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Melissa Westgate

Melissa Westgate

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Melissa held the cello chair for the new Broadway show, New York New York and is a member of the Greenwich Symphony in CT. She has also performed in the American Symphony, the Discovery Orchestra, Orchestra Lumos, Harlem Chamber Orchestra and the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra. In 2021, Melissa was the cellist for Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway. In addition to subbing for the Broadway Shows, Wicked and Hamilton, she has played in the band for Broadway Backwards and backup orchestra for The Who.
    In 2018, Melissa began composing music for cello and piano and cello duo. During the pandemic shutdown, she ventured beyond duos and started recorded multiple cello tracks with Midi which she compiled into an album called Cello Flight. Listen at melissawestgate.com

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Master’s Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician

    Primary Instruments

    • Cello

    Additional Instruments

    • Piano

    Software

    • Logic
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Film Scoring

    Person of Color?

    • Yes