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This production marks Mary Spencer Knapp's Broadway debut. Originally from Princeton, NJ, Mary is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator and brainchild of Toot Sweet, NYC's premier psychedelic cabaret soul group. In addition to Toot Sweet, Mary tours regularly with Dominican artist Irka Mateo and Martin Vejarano's Cumbia River Band. She has performed in episodes of Steve Buscemi's Park Bench series on AOL with the Main Squeeze Orchestra and Denis Leary's "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" on FX. She has also starred in musical theater projects for NYC Fringe and Frigid Festivals. Mary holds a B.A. from Bard College with a concentration in voice and piano.

Mary Spencer Knapp STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2016


Mary Spencer Knapp News

Karen Akers, Trezana Beverley & More to Take Part in Urban Stages' 39th Annual Benefit STORIES & SONGS

Urban Stages will present its 39th annual benefit, taking place on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 starting a 6:30pm at the legendary club The Players - 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC. 

Artemisia LeFay To Return To Don't Tell Mama In June

Chanteuse Artemisia LeFay returns to Don't Tell Mama this June for her highly acclaimed cabaret shows Ghosts of Weimar Past.

Photos: Go Inside GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST at The Triad

Chanteuse Artemisia LeFay and The Orchestra of the Depraved (Hannah Mount, Mary Spencer Knapp and Natasha Thweatt) returned to The Triad with GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST on April 1. Check out photos from the show here!

Natasha Thweatt to Debut in GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST at The Triad Theatre in April

Natasha Thweatt, actress, singer and multi-instrumentalist, will debut in the upcoming cabaret-sical GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST returning The Triad Theatre this Saturday, April 1st at 7pm.

PLG Arts Announce Inaugural Spring Arts Fair And Free Programming For Brooklyn Neighborhood

​​​​​​​PLG Arts announces its inaugural indoor Spring Arts Fair, Saturday, March 18, 2023, at BKLYN Commons. The free event features over 25 local visual artists whose work is for sale, family art making, live music, and refreshments from Hibiscus Brew. PLG Arts promotes the arts for the benefit of residents of Prospect Lefferts Gardens and surrounding neighborhoods to nurture a vibrant and diverse creative community.

GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST Returns To The Triad This April

'Ghosts of Weimar Past' is an au courant invocation of the cabarets and nightclubs of 20th-century Europe's Sodom & Gomorrah-- namely, Weimar Republic Berlin.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Jaime Lozano's DESAPARECIDAS at JACK

Get a first look at opening night photos of Jaime Lozano’s new Mexican musical DESAPARECIDAS started its performances last week at JACK.

Review: Florencia Cuenca & Jaime Lozano Bring Bold And Brassy BROADWAY EN SPANGLISH To Joe's Pub

Jaime Lozano has arranged some of Florencia Cuenca's favorite Broadway tunes to match her Mexican heritage and the result is an exciting new way of looking at some of our own favorites, too.

GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST to Make Debut At Rockwood Music Hall in September

GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST will make its debut at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3 on Friday, September 2 at 8:30pm. From the gritty 20s, tumultuous 30s, and uncertain 40s, cabaret existed as a way to criticize and defy the faults of society.

GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST Returns To The Triad Theater

Join chanteuse Artemisia LeFay & the Orchestra of the Depraved (Mary Spencer Knapp on accordion and Hannah Mount on piano) as they resurrect the songs of Michael Jary, Mischa Spoliansky, Kurt Weill, Friederich Hollaender, and more.

Photos: GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST Debuts at Birdland

Chanteuse Artemisia LeFay's original show GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST made its highly anticipated Birdland Theater debut to an enthusiastic and packed house last week.

BWW Review: Artemisia LeFay Brings Us Another Visitation From GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST at Birdland Theater

We were there to hear and see the late-night denizens of the stage sing, play, and make dark innuendos about life, sex, gay sex, and all the things that made the party before the Nazi party … well, ... a party.

Karen Mason to Bring KANDER & EBB… AND ALL THAT JAZZ to Birdland

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Karen Mason in her show “Kander & Ebb…And All That Jazz” on Monday, March 28 at 7:00 PM. The evening honors John Kander and Fred Ebb, the Tony Award-winning songwriters behind Broadway’s Cabaret, Chicago and more.

Coco Peru to Present BITTER BOTHERED & BEYOND at Birdland

BIRDLAND will present drag legend Coco Peru in the new show “Bitter Bothered & Beyond!” for two special performances. The first show at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 PM quickly sold out, so an encore performance has been added for Tuesday, March 22 at 8:30 PM downstairs at the Birdland Theater.

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater Announce March 2022 Schedule

At Birdland Jazz Club, catch The Cookers, Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Grace Fox Big Band, Maqueque, Sean Harkness Quartet, Monty Alexander, and Emmet’s Place Live.

Whitney White, Kelli Sae and More Are Heading to Joe's Pub

Joe's Pub bids farewell to February and welcomes March with the third in a five-part concert series exploring Shakespeare's women, black female ambition, and music, Whitney White: Think, And Die; Joe's Pub Working Group 2020 member Salty Brine continues their dazzling exploration of pop music with Living Record Collection - THESE ARE THE CONTENTS OF MY HEAD: The Annie Lennox Show

IVANKA 2020, Salty Brine and More Head to Joe's Pub This Week

Joe's Pub ends this week on a more chill note with Gary Lucas; Justin Vivian Bond's new show inspired by a Marianne Faithfull song; charismatic performer Susan Werner; country stars Bobby Pinson and RaeLynn as part of the Bob DiPiero Songwriters Series; and swinging, electrifying music, featuring Bernard Purdie along with entertaining stories retold by David Haney. Next week, the volume cranks up with Ryan Raftery's latest hilarious satire IVANKA 2020; the annual celebration of the intersection art and mental health Love is EleMental; Joe's Pub Working Group 2020 member Salty Brine continues their dazzling exploration of pop music with Living Record Collection - THESE ARE THE CONTENTS OF MY HEAD: The Annie Lennox Show; the third in a five-part concert series exploring Shakespeare's women, black female ambition, and music, Whitney White: Think, And Die; the Joe's Pub performance of the tour of MICHA Música In Transit; a concert from multi-award-winning platinum-selling musician Sarah Harmer with opener Chris Pureka; the fascinating coming of age story of a young woman growing up in New York City with Kelli Sae: Disco, Dicks And Dykes!; and BlackIssuesISSUES, an event that is as much a serenade and celebration of Blackness as it is an indictment of a system and society that is so toxic, it renders Blackness a burden.

FEAST3 Opens This October At UNDER St. Marks Theater

FEAST: A Performance Series returns for its third season of monthly shows celebrating performance-based artists, community and food at UNDER St. Marks Theatre. Featuring a new lineup of performances every month, FEAST has supported the work of such artists as William Burke, Mary Spencer Knapp, Jonas Martin, Amy Jensen, and more from the worlds of theatre, dance, comedy, poetry, music, drag, and beyond.

VIDEO: GREAT COMET Alum Mary Knapp Debuts 'Toot Sweet's Variety Show' Featuring New Single

Fresh off the heels of a nine-month run with the Tony award-winning show Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812,  bandleader & accordionist Mary Spencer Knapp wrote, co-directed, produced & edited the debut episode of her band's new web series Toot Sweet's Variety Show. Set for premiere on April 6, the surrealistic musical comedy/music video combo marks Knapp's filmmaking debut and chronicles her life as a musician in New York, from starting a band to inadvertently making it into a hit Broadway show. 

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Joe Iconis and More to Bring Holiday Cheer to Feinstein's/54 Below This Season

This month, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, just in time for the holidays. Scroll down for details!


Mary Spencer Knapp has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Mary Spencer Knapp has not appeared in the West End

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