Welcome Tony Award-winning producer, musical theatre lover, and Dolly Parton. Thank you for visiting my site!

Or if you happen to be Aunt Eunice looking to check in on my whereabouts – well, I’m happy you found your way here too.

This website is for all of you. Hence, you’ll be able to learn more about me and what I’m working on, enjoy my latest musical theatre creations, and find out about my current state of affairs via the blog. Additionally, you’ll be able to watch the web musical comedy, 59 Days in New York (Dolly, this means you!).

If the website does not satisfy all your questions or if you are interested in working together, please feel free to contact me via email. In the meantime, enjoy your browsing and I look forward to hearing from you.

– May-Elise


59 Days in New York Hits Goal on Kickstarter

59 Days in New York, a new musical comedy for online audiences, has surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $8,700 and is going for the stretch.

With the campaign ending on March 22, 2014 at 7:42 pm, the new musical is building momentum and has pledges totaling over $10,000.

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An Interview with May-Elise Martinsen

So you move to the big city. You’re an aspiring theatre artist, determined and wide-eyed, ready to make New York your own. What do you do? How do you get started? For Amy, the protagonist of the new webseries 59 Days in New York, you keep a musical video diary. But something similar can be said of May-Elise Martinsen, the writer, composer, and star of 59 Days in New York.

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59 Days in New York is on Kickstarter!

Amy is four episodes and 19 days into her 59 Days in New York adventure. But to complete her remaining five episodes and to take the project to the next level, we need your help!

For thirty days only, we will be fundraising $8,700 to support the production of the remainder of the project. To learn more about how you can support this new web musical and to watch an original musical Kickstarter video, visit our Kickstarter page.

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The Creative Process of a Musical Vlogger

May-Elise Martinsen’s parents would tell you she’s been singing since she could talk.

Born in Oslo, Norway, Martinsen, 23, didn’t seriously consider music until she moved to Sarasota, Florida in fifth grade. Her mother encouraged her to audition for “The King and I.” After being cast, she realized her love for musicals.

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