In Britain, Melanie became a household name as the popular co-presenter of BBC televisions
The Generation Game, which she co-presented over a period of seven years. She quickly became much in demand both on TV and in Theatre. During this time, she appeared on many leading light entertainment TV shows, including The Royal Variety Performance and was presented with the
Through The Keyhole key by the late Sir David Frost. Apart from her many television appearances, Melanie is also a fully trained singer, dancer and actress, having appeared in many diverse productions ranging from Shakespeare to Sondheim.
Musicals have always played an important part in Melanie's career, she played the leading role of Louise in
Gypsy at The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham and was also in
Follies at The Dome Theatre, Brighton. She starred to great critical acclaim as April in the British National Tour of the Olivier Award Winning musical,
Hot Shoe Shuffle. She also played Lola in Barry Manilows'
Copacabana at the Prince Of Wales Theatre in the West-End. In 2004, Melanie spent the year playing the lead role of Polly Baker in the popular Gershwin Musical
Crazy For You. Other notable roles include Miss Pepper in David
Wood's The Gingerbread Man and Clara Barley in the original cast of
Great Expectations for Theatr Clwyd. Displaying her versatility she also played Mustardseed in The Crucible Theatre
Sheffield's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream , at the Greek National Theatre in Athens.
Melanie was also invited into another area when she played the role of Suzanne in the Mark Camoletti farce,
Don't Dress For Dinner.
Melanie has also starred in many musical revues including West End to
Broadway, The Greatest Shows in Town,
The Magic of the Musicals in Concert, Hollywood and Broadway
and Ready Steady Dance, plus her own show Melanie Stace Steppin' Out
with the BBC Big Band.
For the last twelve years, Melanie has been spending a lot of time in the U.S. and Europe. She has taken her one woman show to The Empire Plush Room in San Francisco, The Pizza On The Park in London, the Rrazz Room in both San Francisco and New Hope, PA, and enjoyed great success at New
York's Metropolitan Room, Feinsteins at The Lowes Regency, 54 Below and is a regular at the world renowned Birdland - Jazz Corner Of The World.
She has also completed six seasons starring as Madame Zinzanni for the World Famous
Teatro Zinzanni, in both Seattle and San Francisco. Melanie has also completed six, six month seasons in Europe for Palazzo in Munich, Amsterdam, Vienna, Nurnberg and most recently Berlin. She has also appeared in Buenos Aires and Moscow.
Melanie performed her show Sirens Of The Silver Screen at the world famous Feinsteins in New York, which received rave reviews, and was voted one of the top 12 best shows to see in New York in by Edge Magazine. She recently undertook engagements in London and New York with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, and released her first original album
The Key To Me, which garnered some outstanding reviews. All this alongside performances of her shows:
The Birdland Jazz Party, The Night Has Just Begun and
The Look Of Love at the world famous Birdland - Jazz Corner Of The World, and also her show
Sirens Of the Silver Screen at 54 Below - Broadways' Supper Club, in NYC.
Melanie has performed at The City Winery in New York, with her Brother, Wesley Stace, and collaborated with UK Sax sensation Jake Fryer on a brand new show
Red Hot and Blue Songs - Celebrating The Cole Porter Songbook
which made its debut at Birdland - Jazz Corner Of The World in New York in December 2020.
During the Pandemic, Melanie decided to set up her own professional recording studio;
Studios, to resume her lucrative Voice Over career, and whilst doing so started to write a new collection of songs with IQ The Professor, aka the Music Producer Edwin J. Alvarado. Their first song
Your Love Takes Me Somewhere was a smash hit internationally with well over 125,000 streams to date, and their first album
Love On The Rebound is