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Marta Sanders

 
Bio:
Marta Sanders-Cooper is a licensed New York City Tour Guide, a MAC and Bistro-award winning singer, devoted wife and loving mother. Today, she is able to weave together her preeminent guiding skills with her renowned cabaret artistry. This gives her the creative juices to develop her hilarious yet ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Marta Sanders-Cooper is a licensed New York City Tour Guide, a MAC and Bistro-award winning singer, devoted wife and loving mother. Today, she is able to weave together her preeminent guiding skills with her renowned cabaret artistry. This gives her the creative juices to develop her hilarious yet ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1978
Ensemble/Other Roles
Eloise
Choir
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
  [New York]
Workshop, 1977
Performer

Marta Sanders Biography

Marta Sanders-Cooper is a licensed New York City Tour Guide, a MAC and Bistro-award winning singer, devoted wife and loving mother. Today, she is able to weave together her preeminent guiding skills with her renowned cabaret artistry. This gives her the creative juices to develop her hilarious yet dramatic one woman cabaret shows, and also an opportunity to use her performing and communications talents to provide visitor groups to NYC with a truly unique Event Host and City Guide.

Born in Texas, Marta was the second of five children and because her father dedicated his career to serving the greater good they moved every 2 years. Growing up, they relocated throughout the US, and finally to Bogota, Colombia, which is where she spent her high school years. So, travel has always been a part of her life.

It was in South America that Marta's life in music began. From Colombia to Argentina, Marta was moved and inspired by the soul of Latin music, which was reflected in her first album, CorazĂłn Del Alma.

A fiercely independent Marta moved to New York City in 1969 to study musical theatre at the American Music and Dramatic Academy. Following her graduation, went on to sing in night clubs and cabarets around the world. She made her Broadway debut as an original cast member of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”


In 1981, Marta married her biggest fan, a Brit named Gordon Cooper. Shortly after that they gave birth to their first daughter, Adrienne, with their youngest daughter, Alexay, arriving just under 2 years later. For many years, Marta would try to get on stage as much as possible whilst taking care of their two girls as a stay-at-home mom.

In 1992, Marta discovered the world of tour guiding. It was the perfect opportunity for her to continue to entertain the masses and share her love of her adopted home. Being a professional entertainer, guiding came easy and she found it a very satisfying addition to her skill set.

Soon into her career, Marta became involved with The Guides Association of NYC. She sat on the board of the local professional association for 10 years, 6 of which she served as President and Vice President. In addition to the local organizations, Marta was a founding member of The National Federation Of Tourist Guide Associations, where she served as Vice President and then also as Vice President of The World Federation Of Tourist Guides Associations. She represented US Tour Guides at conferences in Hong Kong, Scotland, and Australia.

Marta has led school groups, Spanish immersion tours, seniors, and corporate. She’s combined her singing and guiding, with her signature “Welcome to NYC” presentation for multiple corporate groups. And she’s no stranger to regality. In 2015, Marta guided the Royal Family of the Netherlands on a private tour, which included the King, Queen, and three Princesses.




Marta Sanders News

Encore Community Services Hosts Special Event Celebrating “Aging Through Art” At  Photo Encore Community Services Hosts Special Event Celebrating “Aging Through Art” At Sardi's
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2022

On Monday, November 21st Encore Community Services hosted “Encore Ovation: A Celebration of Aging Through Art” at theater district institution Sardi's. Encore is a nonprofit network of older adult services, meal, and housing providers on the West Side of Manhattan.

Listen: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS â€" VOLUME THREE Out Now Photo Listen: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS â€" VOLUME THREE Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Listen to Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume Three, the final installment of the monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim.

Album Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three One Heck Of A Reward Photo Album Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three One Heck Of A Rewarding Listen
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 18, 2022

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three well captured, produced, and released.

Photos: CABARET CONVENTION 2022 at Rose Theater by Helane Blumfield Photo Photos: CABARET CONVENTION 2022 at Rose Theater by Helane Blumfield
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 30, 2022

For three nights the Mabel Mercer Foundation presented their picks of artists for the 2022 Cabaret Convention at Rose Theater at Jazz At Lincoln Center.

Photos: October 18th Installment of THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER Particularly Sparkly Photo Photos: October 18th Installment of THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER Particularly Sparkly In The Matt Baker Lens
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 25, 2022

The Lineup With Susie Mosher plays Birdland Theater every Tuesday at 8:30 pm.

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS â€" VOLUME THREE to be Released in November Photo SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS â€" VOLUME THREE to be Released in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume Three, the final installment of the monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim. The third edition will be available on Friday, November 18 in streaming and digital formats, in addition to a 2-disc CD.

Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Conv Photo Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Convention in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Ann Kittredge will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm with her Musical Director Christopher Denny (piano), Sean Harkness (guitar), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass), Rex Benincasa(drums) and special guests Robbie Kondor and Steve Ross.

BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19 Photo BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Broadway Blessing. September 19, 7 p.m. St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St.

The 33rd New York Cabaret Convention Announced At Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 26- Photo The 33rd New York Cabaret Convention Announced At Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 26-28
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022

It's back! -- three extraordinary nights of “live” songs, entertainers, and musicians – all in celebration of the 33rd annual New York Cabaret Convention, produced by The Mabel Mercer Foundation. 

Photos:  Matt Baker Captures The Electricity Of THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdl Photo Photos: Matt Baker Captures The Electricity Of THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater With His Camera
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 17, 2022

Photographer Matt Baker returns to Birdland Theater after two weeks of traveling, and just in the nick of time: it looks like Susie Mosher's show was in rare form.


Marta Sanders Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Marta Sanders been in?
Marta Sanders has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Marta Sanders been in?
Marta Sanders has not appeared in the West End