VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 29 - Marin Mazzie Brings RAGTIME To Tony Night
On Day 29 of 30 Days of Tony, we remember the luminous Marin Mazzie who is receiving a posthumous honor this year. Check out Marin below leading the original Broadway cast of Ragtime at the 1998 ceremony!
Marin is honored this year for her advocacy and leadership within the theatre community as a brave and dedicated voice for women's health issues and organizations such as the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, Cancer Support Community, and Tina's Wish.
Mazzie, who passed away in September, most recently starred on Broadway as Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center's acclaimed revival of THE KING AND I. Previous to that, Mazzie originated the role of Mother in the original Broadway production of RAGTIME, for which she received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics nominations.
She received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Lilli/Katharine in the hit revival of KISS ME, KATE, and later received an Olivier Award nomination when she made her West End debut in the show.
Mazzie starred on Broadway as Helen Sinclair in Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY for which she received the Outer Critics Circle Award, and also appeared opposite real life husband, Jason Danieley on Broadway in NEXT TO NORMAL.
Other Broadway credits included: ENRON, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT (also West End), PASSION (Tony nom.), MAN OF LA MANCHA, INTO THE WOODS, BIG RIVER, and OUT OF THIS WORLD and KISMET (both at Encores!).
Her Off-Broadway appearances comprised the revival of CARRIE (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations) as well as THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, THE TROJAN WOMEN: A LOVE STORY, and THE WORLD GOES ROUND (also National Tour).
Marin's extensive concert career spanned the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl. She has been seen with the NY Philharmonic in two of their PBS specials: SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT and their Live at Lincoln Center performance of CAMELOT as Guenevere.
Marin and her husband, Jason Danieley, have performed their cabaret concerts HE SAID/SHE SAID and OPPOSITE YOU at The Cafe Carlyle, Feinstein's at the Loew's Regency, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, Joe's Pub, the Cinegrill, and numerous other venues nationally.
Mazzie received critical acclaim for her solo show, MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC, at 54 Below which was released on Broadway Records. Marin's television appearances include THE BIG C, SMASH, WITHOUT A TRACE, STILL STANDING, NUMB3RS, JAKE IN PROGRESS, STACKED, PRYOR OFFENSES.
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