The Kennedy Center

Melvin Tunstall III


Melvin Tunstall III is a graduate of the acclaimed Musical Theater Program at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He is currently appearing in the Broadway smash hit Beautiful: the Carole King Musical and has been seen internationally in the original Toronto company of Rock of Ages, and the new European Tour Cast of Ain’t Misbehavin. Other professional credits include Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Flick in Violet, Jim in Big River and Victor in Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Also a budding writer and director, Melvin wrote the book to the TYA phenomenon Polkadots, and continues to work on his newest project Higgins in Harlem: a new Pygmalion in New York City.

Watch Past Performances

Video 8/5/2017: Chasing the Wind

Chasing the Wind is the untold story of the great King Solomon who is known for his wealth, wisdom, and his women. Join composer Andre McRae in an evening of outstanding performances by Broadway’s Melvin Tunstall III (Beautiful, Rock of Ages), Signature Theatre’s Carolyn Cole (Hairspray, Spin), and Awa Sal Secka (Jesus Christ Superstar) as we take a musical journey of Solomon’s extraordinary tale and catch a glimpse of the development of this compelling new musical.

Melvin Tunstall III