Melissa Li is a composer, lyricist, performer, and writer. She is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Award and a past Queer|Art|Mentorship Fellow. Musicals include Surviving the Nian (The Theater Offensive, IRNE Award Winner for "Best New Play" 2007), 99% Stone (The Theater Offensive), and Interstate (New York Musical Festival). Her works have received support from the National Performance Network, New England Foundation for the Arts, Dixon Place, terraNOVA Collective, The Village Theater, and Musical Theater Factory, among others. 

Melissa has released music as a solo artist and collaboratively, including 2 Seconds Away, Drive Away Home (with Good Asian Drivers), and The Beginning (as Melissa Li & The Barely Theirs).

She is proud to be from Boston, and proud to based in NYC and Baltimore.