Payton Moledor is an actor and soprano currently based in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A bubbly spin on the traditional ingénue, Payton is an actor and singer best known for her quirky take on a leading lady. She has performed regionally in such beloved roles as Katherine Plumber in Newsies and Myrtle Mae in Harvey, and is also known for her work originating the role of Maude Tate in the world premier of home-spun bluegrass musical From The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story. 

A classically trained singer as well as actress, Payton has won multiple awards for her musical accomplishments including first place regionally at NATS (Lower College Musical Theatre Women). She has choreographed various pieces, including the classic musical Oklahoma! and original dance composition Precipice. Alongside her passion for the stage, she has experience as a film and voiceover actress. 

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 also a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (High School Drama) and London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (Semester Programme Classical Acting).

Photo by Sanjay Suchak for UVA Today.

Former Co-President of The Virginia Players, Payton enjoys producing student theatre in the Charlottesville, Virginia 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.

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