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Mary Birdsong

 
Bio:
On the big screen, Mary appeared opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-winning film “The Descendants,” and you can see her this summer in "Percy Jackson 2: Sea of Monsters", alongside Missi Pyle & Yvette Nicole Brown. On the small screen Mary is best known as Deputy ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
On the big screen, Mary appeared opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-winning film “The Descendants,” and you can see her this summer in "Percy Jackson 2: Sea of Monsters", alongside Missi Pyle & Yvette Nicole Brown. On the small screen Mary is best known as Deputy ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [Off-Broadway], 2013
Jackie [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Comedy All Star
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Vixen Fox
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles
Ensemble

Mary Birdsong Biography

On the big screen, Mary appeared opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-winning film “The Descendants,” and you can see her this summer in "Percy Jackson 2: Sea of Monsters", alongside Missi Pyle & Yvette Nicole Brown. On the small screen Mary is best known as Deputy Kimball on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911,” as a special correspondent for The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart, and as “Mel Bernstein” on Disney XD’s hit show Crash and Bernstein. On stage, Mary appeared as Mona Ramsey in the rock musical of Armisted Maupin’s “Tales of the City” at A.C.T./American Conservatory Theater (with a score by The Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears and John Garden). And in 2012, A.C.T. awarded Mary with an honorary masters degree in acting. On Broadway, Mary won a Theatre World Award for her debut in the hit musical "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me!," and also starred as Velma Von Tussle opposite George Wendt in “Hairspray.” Off-Broadway, Birdsong appeared opposite Jane Lynch in “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora & Delia Ephron, with Danny Aiello as entrepreneurial porn star Vixen Fox in "Adult Entertainment" (don’t get the wrong idea—it was written by Elaine May), and as Judy Garland in her biographical one-woman musical triumph-- "Judy Speaks" (written by Birdsong). Other one-woman shows penned by Birdsong include her Sedaris-style family tell-all “3 Days In the Tub: A Mama Drama,” at Joe’s Pub (directed & co-created by Eric Gilliland). A published author, Birdsong’s writing most recently appeared in “Dirty Laundry: Real Life. Real Stories. Real Funny.”— a book of humorous, confessional short stories. Some fans may be familiar with the music of her rock band and soon-to-be movie, “99 Cent Whore.” Any questions? www.marybirdsong.com




Mary Birdsong News

VIDEO: Paramount+ Releases RENO 911! THE HUNT FOR QANON Trailer Photo VIDEO: Paramount+ Releases RENO 911! THE HUNT FOR QANON Trailer
by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2021

The special will feature the original Emmy®-nominated “Reno 911!” cast, including Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Mary Birdsong and Ian Roberts.

Photos: West Coast Premiere of CLUE Opens at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Art Photo Photos: West Coast Premiere of CLUE Opens at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2021

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT opened the first show of their 2021-2022 season, the West Coast premiere of the madcap murder mystery, CLUE.

BWW Review: The Game's Afoot with West Coast Premiere of CLUE in La Mirada Photo BWW Review: The Game's Afoot with West Coast Premiere of CLUE in La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - Sep 27, 2021

Based on the well-known board game distributed in North America by Parker Brothers (which was later folded into toy and game manufacturer Hasbro) that itself inspired a cult 1985 Paramount Pictures film of the same name written and directed by Jonathan Lynn, CLUE--the stage play--features the same infamous names and, yes, weapons and rooms synonymous with the classic whodunnit game. Writer Sandy Rustin, along with additional writers Hunter Foster and Eric Price, have revived the same colorful characters and personalities of the film and have transposed them into a madcap, 90-minute puzzle that's mostly silly and engagingly fun. The comedy's West Coast Premiere production continues at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through October 17, 2021.

BWW Interview: Director Casey Hushion Giving A CLUE Into Her Multitude of Projects Photo BWW Interview: Director Casey Hushion Giving A CLUE Into Her Multitude of Projects
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2021

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will west coast premiere playwright Sandy Rustin’s adaptation of Jonathan Lynn’s screenplay CLUE September 24, 2021. Prolific director Casey Hushion steers a cast of Jeff Skowron, Heather Ayers, Ted Barton, Mary Birdsong, Sarah Hollis, John Shartzer, Cassie Simone, Harrison White, Rachel McLaughlan, Michael Cavinder, and James Tolbert. Had the opportunity to learn some behind-the-scenes of CLUE and other productions Casey has worked on.

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Presents CLUE Photo La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Presents CLUE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2021

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of their 2021-2022 season, the West Coast premiere of the madcap murder mystery, CLUE, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, written by Sandy Rustin, with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price, and based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture and the Hasbro board game 'Clue,' with original music by Michael Holland and directed by Casey Hushion.

TALES OF THE CITY, THE MUSICAL, IN PIECES, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More to Stream in June Photo TALES OF THE CITY, THE MUSICAL, IN PIECES, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More to Stream in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

Broadway On Demand has shared its current and upcoming June programming lineup including titles and events that celebrate PRIDE, the U.S. Premiere of In Pieces, a new musical by Joey Contreras, the Signature Theatre production of After Midnight starring Christopher Jackson, and more.

Judy Kaye, Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor and More Join TALES OF THE CITY Musical Streami Photo Judy Kaye, Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor and More Join TALES OF THE CITY Musical Streaming Event
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2021

A.C.T. will present a special online screening of the record-breaking musical, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, The Musical.

HBO Max's GENERA+ION Returns June 17 Photo HBO Max's GENERA+ION Returns June 17
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 26, 2021

These eight new episodes complete the sixteen-episode first season. GENERA+ION is a dark yet playful half-hour series following a diverse group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.

A.C.T. Announces 2021 Honorary Master of Fine Arts Honorees Photo A.C.T. Announces 2021 Honorary Master of Fine Arts Honorees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2021

American Conservatory Theater Director of the Master of Fine Arts program Danyon Davis announced today that honorary Master of Fine Arts degrees will be conferred upon actress, director, and playwright Seret Scott and sound designer and composer Jake Rodriguez.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HBO Max Dramedy GENERATION Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HBO Max Dramedy GENERATION
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2021

An additional eight episodes comprising the second half of the season will debut later this year. GENERA+ION is a dark yet playful half-hour series following a diverse group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.

Mary Birdsong Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HBO Max Dramedy GENERATION Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for HBO Max Dramedy GENERATION

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2021

An additional eight episodes comprising the second half of the season will debut later this year. GENERA+ION is a dark yet playful half-hour series following a diverse group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.

BWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong's Judy Garland Christmas Salute! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong's Judy Garland Christmas Salute!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 21, 2017

Broadway veteran Mary Birdsong is currently making good on a 365 day challenge she's calling #365CharactersIn365Days. She's already posted a bunch of them on her Youtube channel, and now you can see them HERE first! Watch her latest Judy Garland Christmas salute below!

BWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong Goes on a Hollywood Witch Hunt! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong Goes on a Hollywood Witch Hunt!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2017

Broadway veteran Mary Birdsong is currently making good on a 365 day challenge she's calling #365CharactersIn365Days. She's already posted a bunch of them on her Youtube channel, and now you can see them HERE first! Watch her latest installment about the current Hollywood 'witch hunt' below!

BWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong Can't Believe It's Not Flotus Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Mary Birdsong Can't Believe It's Not Flotus

by Mary Birdsong - Nov 13, 2017

Broadway veteran Mary Birdsong is currently making good on a 365 day challenge she's calling #365CharactersIn365Days. She's already posted a bunch of them on her YouTube channel, and now you can see them HERE first!

VIDEO: FUNNY OR DIE & Mary Birdsong Send Off John Boehner with BYE BYE BIRDIE Parody
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 27, 2015

FUNNY OR DIE just posted a hilarious BYE BYE BIRDIE parody send-off for departing Speaker of the House John Boehner, wishing him 'nothing but the best.'

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Two River Theater's ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production runs January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on tonight, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Check out the videos below!

BWW Blog: Meet Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 2, 2014

Happy 2014, everyone! I'm Sherz Aletaha (first name sounds like more than one Cher, last name...just sound that one out...) and I'm currently in the Off-Broadway Musical 'Disaster!' A little bit about our show: it's a parody of 1970's disaster movies with lots of amazing songs from that decade, it takes place on a floating casino named The Barracuda, and it's performed by the most lovable group of crazies in New York City. If you've seen the show, you know it's a great time and super funny (My besties Tina Fey and Amy Poehler picked us as their 'Must See' theater pick for Entertainment Weekly and then we braided each other's hair and talked about boys. **One part of that sentence is true**) but I'm so excited to share what our awesome cast and crew are up to behind the scenes.

VIDEO: First Look - New Clip Revealed for PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS
by - Jul 25, 2013

A brand-new exclusive clip has been released for upcoming film PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS. The action adventure hits theaters on August 7th. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: First Look - New Featurette for PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2013

Twentieth Century Fox has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for their upcoming film PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS. The action adventure hits theaters on August 7th. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: First Look - New International Trailer for PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 25, 2013

20 Century Fox has released a new international trailer for PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS. The fantasy adventure will hit theaters on August 16, 2013. Get a first look below!


Mary Birdsong Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mary Birdsong been in?
Mary Birdsong has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Mary Birdsong been in?
Mary Birdsong has not appeared in the West End