Portrait of Chanté Carmel

Chanté Carmel

Chanté Carmel

Portrait of Chanté Carmel
Chanté Carmel and Harley Jay in the internation tour of RENT


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Chante Carmel, a native of Los Angeles, discovered her passion for the arts at an early age, starting with ballet and vocal music at 5. Her journey led her to international tours with the Crenshaw High School Elite Choir, igniting a lifelong love for travel. Throughout her adolescence, she toured globally, performing in over 100 cities across the US, Caribbean Islands, and Canada. Transitioning seamlessly from stage to television, she made her debut in “Different Worlds” before catching the eye of Debbie Allen, who cast her in the TV series “A Different World.”

Chante’s television career flourished with roles in various shows such as “Where I Live,” “The Burning Zone,” and “ER.” Beyond television, she found success as a recording artist and songwriter, contributing to soundtracks for films like “Save the Last Dance” and “Held Up.” Additionally, she lent her vocal talents to feature films such as “Beauty Shop,” “Idlewild,” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.”

Despite her busy career, Chante prioritized education, earning a bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara and studying classical drama and Shakespeare at Cambridge University. A seasoned performer, she has graced the stage in acclaimed productions like “RENT,” “Motown The Musical,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Waitress,” and “The Lion King.”

Now a mother and author, Chante shares her experiences in her book, “Sh!t I Learned on Tour,” while continuing to inspire future generations through teaching.