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Mary Jo McConnell

 
Bio:
MJ is an actor, R.N., military veteran and guided meditation leader who co- founded The Veteran Arts Workshop-Online Portal: offering free classes in arts/mindfulness to veterans in response to the pandemic. She currently recurs as Una, a ‚ÄúNazi bombmaker on a mission‚ÄĚ in Hunters on Amazon Prime. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
MJ is an actor, R.N., military veteran and guided meditation leader who co- founded The Veteran Arts Workshop-Online Portal: offering free classes in arts/mindfulness to veterans in response to the pandemic. She currently recurs as Una, a ‚ÄúNazi bombmaker on a mission‚ÄĚ in Hunters on Amazon Prime. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2012
Performer
  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Musicals Production, 2012
Mrs. Upson
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Ensemble
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2004
Ensemble
  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2003
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1999
Mrs. Potts [Replacement]

Broadway National Tours: "The Phantom of the Opera", "Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), "Sister Act", "All Shook Up". Off-Broadway: "Menopause, the Musical" (orig Soap Star), "Hysterical Blindness", "A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur".  Regional tours: "Disney's Freaky Friday" (Alley, Cleveland Playhouse, LaJolla), "My Fair Lady" (Dallas TC, Portland Center Stage). Other regional:  American Conservatory Theater (Sunday in the Park wtih George, St. Joan), Alambama Shakespeare Festival (Big River), Baltimore Center Stage, (Sweeney Todd), Cincinnati Playhouse (A Little Night Music), Denver Center (A Little Night Music), Forestburg Playhouse (Sound of Music), GEVA (Convenience, orig. cast recording), Goodspeed Musicals (Big River, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Mame), Maine State (Sister Act), PaperMill Playhouse (Secret Garden, Meet Me in St. Louis, She Loves Me), Playmakers Rep (Violet), Music Circus (6 shows, 2 seasons). Original San Francisco companies of Forbidden Broadway and Nunsense.



Photos

Zuri Washington and Mary Jo McConnell  Photo

Zuri Washington and Mary Jo McConnell

From: 
Date:
04/19/2018
Zuri Washington and Mary Jo McConnell Photo

Zuri Washington and Mary Jo McConnell

From: 
Date:
04/09/2018


Dani Spieler (Ensemble), Tommy Berklund (Ensemble) and Mary Jo McConnell (Ensemble)

From: 
Date:
11/12/2007


Ed Romanoff, Brynn O'Malley, Mary Jo McConnell, Wes Hart, Ashley Arcement, Erin Henry

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Date:
11/08/2007

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2012
Performer

  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Musicals Production, 2012
Mrs. Upson

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Ensemble

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2004
Ensemble

  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2003
Ensemble/Other Roles

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1999
Mrs. Potts [Replacement]

Broadway National Tours: "The Phantom of the Opera", "Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), "Sister Act", "All Shook Up". Off-Broadway: "Menopause, the Musical" (orig Soap Star), "Hysterical Blindness", "A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur".  Regional tours: "Disney's Freaky Friday" (Alley, Cleveland Playhouse, LaJolla), "My Fair Lady" (Dallas TC, Portland Center Stage). Other regional:  American Conservatory Theater (Sunday in the Park wtih George, St. Joan), Alambama Shakespeare Festival (Big River), Baltimore Center Stage, (Sweeney Todd), Cincinnati Playhouse (A Little Night Music), Denver Center (A Little Night Music), Forestburg Playhouse (Sound of Music), GEVA (Convenience, orig. cast recording), Goodspeed Musicals (Big River, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Mame), Maine State (Sister Act), PaperMill Playhouse (Secret Garden, Meet Me in St. Louis, She Loves Me), Playmakers Rep (Violet), Music Circus (6 shows, 2 seasons). Original San Francisco companies of Forbidden Broadway and Nunsense.


Mary Jo McConnell Biography

MJ is an actor, R.N., military veteran and guided meditation leader who co- founded The Veteran Arts Workshop-Online Portal: offering free classes in arts/mindfulness to veterans in response to the pandemic. She currently recurs as Una, a ‚ÄúNazi bombmaker on a mission‚ÄĚ in Hunters on Amazon Prime. You might have seen her perform in the Broadway National Tours of The Phantom of the Opera, Disney‚Äôs Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act and All Shook Up, as well as creating over fifty roles in regional & off-Broadway theatre, all buoyed by an MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater. She co-wrote, produced and starred in the short film Trumped as well as her one woman show, Captain MJ‚Äôs Fantastic Journey. On television, she appeared in One Life to Live, Masters of Sex, Pan Am, and loves working on NYC indie films. As a founding artist of New York‚Äôs Musical Theatre Factory, she is a recipient of their inaugural ‚ÄúBuilder‚Äôs Award‚ÄĚ. Her guided meditation CD ‚ÄúA Voice for Healing‚ÄĚ can be downloaded at www.maryjomcconnell.com/meditations. MJ is a native New Yorker and thanks her husband, Broadway musician John Johnson, for being her pandemic pod-mate and home studio gaffer. IG@maryjomcconnell




Mary Jo McConnell News

Montego Glover Begins In-Person Performances in NYC Tonight Photo Montego Glover Begins In-Person Performances in NYC Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2021

Tony nominee Montego Glover (Memphis, Les Miz, Hamilton) and Broadway's Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime, Once On This Island, MJ the Musical) open the World Premiere live outdoor staged performance and simulcast of Beyond the Veil, an original ghost thriller by Steve Wargo.

Montego Glover and Quentin Earl Darrington to Lead BEYOND THE VEIL at Radial Park at  Photo Montego Glover and Quentin Earl Darrington to Lead BEYOND THE VEIL at Radial Park at Halletts Point Play
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2021

Resounding, the immersive-audio entertainment company, announced today casting for the world premiere live outdoor performance and simulcast of Beyond the Veil, an original ghost thriller by Steve Wargo, as part of the month-long residency at the theatrical drive-in experience Radial Park at Halletts Point Play.

Veteran Voices Returns With CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY AS RITUAL Photo Veteran Voices Returns With CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY AS RITUAL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2021

Poetic Theater Productions will present Veteran Voices: Conscious Community as Ritual, a national showcase of original work by military veterans and family members of veterans.

Poetic Theater Productions' Veteran Voices Programming Returns With VETERAN VOICES: T Photo Poetic Theater Productions' Veteran Voices Programming Returns With VETERAN VOICES: TRANSFORMATION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2020

Poetic Theater Productions' Veteran Voices programming returns with Veteran Voices: Transformation, a national showcase of original work by military veterans and the family members of veterans from fourteen cities, nine states and the District of Columbia, and two countries.

North Shore Civic Ballet's Holiday Auction Launches November 15 Photo North Shore Civic Ballet's Holiday Auction Launches November 15
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2019

Finish your holiday shopping early this year. The North Shore Civic Ballet (NSCB), a nonprofit dance company based in Marblehead, Massachusetts, kicks off its annual holiday online auction on Friday, November 15. The NSCB's auction website page, www.biddingforgood.com/ballet, opens for bids on Friday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. and continues through Friday, December 6 closing at 6:00 p.m. The auction's proceeds provide dancers with the resources and training they need to study ballet in the North Shore region.

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at North Shore Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Jul 11, 2019

Disney's Freaky Friday just opened at North Shore Music Theatre. Based on the 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers. It was then made into a movie by Disney in 1976 staring Jody Foster and Barbara Harris, with a less memorable movie remake in 2018. It is now a newly created, fun family musical with all the bells and whistles.

North Shore Music Theatre Mixes Things Up With Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Photo North Shore Music Theatre Mixes Things Up With Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY
by Julie Musbach - Jun 19, 2019

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2019 Musical Season with Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, a brand-new motherdaughter body swap musical playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, July 9 thru Sunday, July 21, 2019. Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY is sponsored by Big Jim's Auto Body.

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets Freaky! On the Red Carpet for the Premiere of FREAKY FR Photo Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets Freaky! On the Red Carpet for the Premiere of FREAKY FRIDAY
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 31, 2018

Disney Theatrical Productions just celebrated its first stage-to-television collaboration with the Disney Channel in adapting its original stage musical Freaky Friday for a worldwide televised premiere on the Disney Channel on Friday, August 10th.

BWW Review: SISTER ACT 'Takes you to Heaven' at Westchester Broadway Theatre Photo BWW Review: SISTER ACT 'Takes you to Heaven' at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Apr 24, 2018

I never saw Sister Act, the Musical when it was on Broadway, but now this is my second Westchester go round with this musical. It certainly makes sense for Westchester Broadway Theatre especially to mount it since it gives a unified group of nuns the chance to belt and let their habits down to a 60's themed score.

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT Photo Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2018

SISTER ACT, based on the Touchstone Motion Picture, tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won't be found - a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

Mary Jo McConnell Videos

VIDEO: FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, Arrives in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Freaky Friday has made its way to Houston! See stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton talk about the show with Houston Life Reporter, Stephanie Gonzalez in the video below!

BWW TV: Loni Anderson, Jo Anne Worley, Robert Townsend and More Red Carpet Arrivals of SISTER ACT at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 16, 2013

BWW TV Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans were back on the red carpet speaking to the stars last week for the official L.A. opening of SISTER ACT at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre. Among the many celebrities in attendance, Sterling chatted with Robert Townsend, Shoshana Bean, Ruta Lee, Jo Anne Worley, Jaden Betts, Kate Linder, Dmitry Chaplin (So You Think You Can Dance), Jonathan Buckley (Host of the new NBC reality series Siberia), and SISTER ACT'S Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Lion King) who stars as Deloris Van Cartier. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Performance Highlights of SISTER ACT National Tour - Ta'Rea Campbell, Hollis Resnik, Kingsley Leggs & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2012

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment announce casting for the North American Tour of five-time Tony Award nominated musical SISTER ACT. SISTER ACT kicks off on October 2, 2012 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below.

BWW TV: First Look at Louis Pitre in Goodspeed's MAME ; Performs 'Bosom Buddies'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals' bold and brassy musical comedy MAME runs now through July 7 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., with an official press opening of May 9, 2012. The first clip of this exciting production has been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Pitre in 'Bosom Buddies' below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Inside MAME Dress Rehearsal with Louise Pitre!
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals will 'coax the blues right out ‚Äėa the horn' with its much-anticipated new production of MAME. The bold and brassy musical comedy will runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 9, 2012.] Check out a sneak peek into last night's - April 28 - dress rehearsal for MAME. Watch the video below!