Payton Moledor is an actress and soubrette soprano currently based in Virginia.

A bubbly spin on the traditional ingénue, Payton has performed around the South in beloved roles such as Hope in Urinetown, Myrtle Mae in Harvey, and Wendla in Spring Awakening. She is also known for her work originating the role of Maude Tate in the world premier of From The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story. 

Payton is currently pursuing her B.A. in Drama at the University of Virginia where she is a Miller Arts Scholar of Drama. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts High School Drama Program, and will spend the next four months in London studying classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

A classically trained singer as well as actress, Payton began playing piano at age 6 and taking singing lessons at age 13. She has won multiple awards for her musical accomplishments including first place regionally at NATS (Lower College Musical Theatre Women). Payton has been dancing for fourteen years and has choreographed various pieces, including the musical Oklahoma! and her original dance composition Precipice.

Photo by Sanjay Suchak for UVA Today.

Co-President of The Virginia Players, Payton enjoys producing student theatre in the Charlottesville area and has professional work experience as a theatrical publicist and journalist. Previous Public Relations credits include positions at The University of Virginia, Mill Mountain Theatre, #Charlottesville, UVA Miller Arts Scholars, and First Year Players.

UP NEXT: Maude in From The Mountaintop and Katherine in Newsies at Lees-McRae Summer Theatre.

Musical Theatre Reel


Latest News

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre

  This summer, Payton will be heading to the mountains of her home state to perform as Maude in the world premier of From The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story and as …