(VIDEO) Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alum Plays Singer Tammi Terrell in Black Ensemble’s ‘Marvin Gaye Story’ Musical June 4-July 10

Melanie McCullough

Melanie McCullough

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Melanie McCullough (BA ’04), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is featured in The Marvin Gaye Story (Don’t Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend), running June 4-July 10 at the Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark, in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

In this biographical musical about legendary soul singer and Motown recording artist Marvin Gaye, McCullough portrays two roles: Gaye’s singing partner, Tammi Terrell, and his second wife, Jan Gaye.

This production is a remount of the Black Ensemble’s 2012 hit in which McCullough also appeared. Here’s video from 2012 of McCullough and RaShawn Thompson (as Marvin Gaye) singing Gaye and Terrell’s 1967 hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”:


For tickets, call 773-769-4451 or click here.


Marvin Gaye

Heather Gilbert