Mary Illes

Birth Place: Dayton, OH, USA

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Additional credits include:
Encores for Music in the Air (Ensemble)
Lost in the Stars (Ensemble)
Love Life (Ensemble)


Encores! Concert Revival, 2020

[US Tour]
US Tour, 2018

Dowager Empress (Understudy) [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 2009

Off-Broadway Revival, 2004
Mrs. Erlynne

[Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2004
Dona Lucia D'Alvadorez

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2002
Young Blanche

Broadway Revival, 2000
Resident of River City

Marian Paroo (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Marguerite St. Just (Understudy) [Replacement]

Marie (Understudy) [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Couple #29

Couple #54

Mick's Pick

Couple #19

Precious McGuire (Understudy)

Toronto Production, 1995
Other Roles

Broadway Revival, 1993
Performer (Swing)

Amalia Balash (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1988
Innkeeper's Wife [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

Madame Giry (Understudy) [Replacement]

Mary Illes Videos

Mary Illes News

Photos: City Center's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Celebrates A Successful Run On Closing Night

New York City Center's Encores! season recently continued with The Light in the Piazza, led by Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles. The production ran for seven performances only, through June 25, at New York City Center. Check out photos of the company celebrating the show's successful run on closing night below!

THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Analise Scarpaci Takes Over Our Instagram Today!

Tune into our Instagram story today as Analise Scarpaci takes you behind the scenes of The Sound of Music at the Paper Mill Playhouse!

Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paper Mill Playhouse Charms Audiences with a Magnificent Production

Paper Mill Playhouse is heralding the holiday season with their magnificent production of The Sound of Music through Sunday, January 1.

Photos: First Look at Ashley Blanchet, Graham Rowat, Gavin Lee, and More in Paper Mill's THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has released production photos for The Sound of Music. The show began performances at Paper Mill Playhouse on Friday, December 2 and will play through Sunday, January 1, 2023.

Ashley Blanchet, Graham Rowat, Analise Scarpaci, Gavin Lee & More to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Sound of Music, directed by Mark S. Hoebee. The production will feature Ashley Blanchet (Paper Mill’s Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Broadway’s Waitress) as Maria Rainer, and Graham Rowat (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, Sunset Boulevard) as Captain Georg von Trapp.

VIDEO: The Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Performs 'God Bless America' in Yiddish in Honor of Inauguration Day

On the eve of the highly-anticipated Presidential Inauguration of President-Elect Joseph R. Biden and Madam Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, the cast of the critically-acclaimed off-Broadway hit, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, released a rendition of “God Bless America” in Yiddish, featuring Academy and Tony Award winner Joel Grey and Steven Skybell.

Rachel Zatcoff, Antoine L. Smith, Mary Illes, and More to Star in Samantha Hahn's Comedic Play THE RIGHT WAY as Part of the Jocunda Festival

Rachel Zatcoff, Antoine L. Smith, Mary Illes, and more will star in Samantha Hahn's comedic play The Right Way, as part of the Jocunda Festival's Virtual Play Reading Series.

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel Promises LOVE LIFE Will Be Rescheduled

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, City Center cancelled the remainder of its season due to the current health crisis. One production that was cancelled, was Love Life, which was set to run March 18 - 22, starring Kate Baldwin and Brian Stokes Mitchell. However, Jack Viertel, Encores! Artistic Director, has some promising news.

Wake Up With BWW 3/11: Select Broadway Shows to Sell $50 Tickets in March, and More!

Today's top stories: select Broadway shows (To Kill a Mockingbird, West Side Story, The Lehman Trilogy, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and The Book of Mormon) will be just $50 through March 29!

BWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! LOVE LIFE

Next up at New York City Center  Encores! is Love Life, which runs for seven performances at New York City Center from March 18 - 22. Watch as the cast gives a very special sneak peek of 'Economics' and 'I Remember It Well' and tells us even more about what to expect from the show!

Inwood Art Works' Broadway Off Broadway Presents Shana Farr: THE BEST OF THE TONYS

Why travel to Times Square, when you can experience the brilliance of Broadway steps from your home uptown?

John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford and More Join Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell in Encores! LOVE LIFE; Complete Cast Announced

New York City Center today announced complete casting for the Encores! production of Love Life. Joining previously announced cast members Kate Baldwin (Susan Cooper) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sam Cooper) are John Edwards (Hobo), Sara Jean Ford (Miss Ideal Man), Isabella Houston (Elizabeth Cooper), Owen Tabaka (Johnny Cooper), and Clarke Thorell (Bill/Mr. Cynic).

ANASTASIA Journeys to Marcus Center This Month

Watch the tale revolving around 'home, love, family' as Anastasia plays at the Marcus Center July 23-28.

ANASTASIA to Play at Overture Hall

Take a 'journey to the past' with the national tour of Anastasia as they play Overture Hall July 30 through Aug. 4,

ANASTASIA Tour Comes To Fox Cities PAC 1/8

The National Tour of ANASTASIA will come to FOX Cities P.A.C. beginning January 8th, 2019!

Exclusive Photos: ANASTASIA on Tour Celebrates Opening Night

The National Tour of Anastasia had its official opening night in Schenectady, New York earlier this month and BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look inside their opening night cast party!

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At ANASTASIA On Tour

The National Tour of Anastasia had its official opening night in Schenectady, New York last week!  Get a first look at the production in the photos below!

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On ANASTASIA on Tour

The National Tour of Anastasia had its official opening night in Schenectady, New York last week! The production stars Lila Coogan as Anya, Stephen Brower as Dmitry, Jason Michael Evans as Gleb, Joy Franz as Dowager Empress, Tari Kelly as Countess Lily, Edward Staudenmayer as Vlad and Victoria Amelia Bingham as Little Anastasia. The ensemble includes Brianna Abruzzo, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Alison Ewing, Peter Garza, Jeremiah Ginn, Brett-Marco Glauser, Lucy Horton, Mary Illes, Fred Inkley, Kourtney Keitt, Beth Stafford Laird, Mark Mackillop, Kenneth Michael Murray, Taylor Quick, Claire Rathbun, Michael McCorry Rose, Matt Rosell, Sareen Tchekmedyian, and Addison Mackynzie Valentino.

Photo Coverage: Anya, Dmitry, Gleb & More! Meet the Cast of the ANASTASIA National Tour!

Take the journey! The North American tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA will launch at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on October 9, 2018 and will go on to play 30 cities in its first season. This production features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and direction by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak.

BWW TV: The Journey Continues! ANASTASIA Cast Helps National Tour Company Hit the Road!

Watch below as we get to know the new company, plus Christy Altomare and the rest of the Broadway cast bid dasvidaniya as they get ready for a new journey!


Mary Illes has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Mary Illes has not appeared in the West End

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