Nancy Hays

Birth Place: Urbana, IL

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Nancy Hays will return to JPAC Theatre in the role of Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. Other credits include Rose in Gypsy, JPAC, Mame/Mame, Light Opera Works and Judy Garland/Boy from Oz, Pride Films and Plays and in a cabaret program Judy & Liza at the Palladium at the Metropolitan Room in New York City and Uptown Underground in Chicago. She has worked as a concert opening act for celebrities including George Burns, Tommy Tune, Rita Rudner and many others, as well as lead vocalist for several themed shows. Nancy’s country line dance song “Come Dance with Me” is an international hit and has been nominated for awards. She has recorded five albums and toured the UK five times with her original music, including a tour that concluded in July of 2017. Nancy has also made numerous television appearances on Fox, ABC, Discovery, Fit TV, NBC, WBG and WCIU and danced the salsa with Mario Lopez on national television. Nancy’s children are singers and actors who work in the Chicago professional theatre community and have recorded music and videos as Nancy Hays & The Heffernans. www.NancyHays.com

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Skokie Theatre Presents Judy & Liza Palladium Concert Tribute Featuring A Real Mother Daughter Duo

Actress Nancy Hays and her daughter Mary Heffernan will present the story of the famed London Palladium concert which featured Judy Garland on stage with her own daughter - Liza Minnelli, at age 18, in November of 1964.

Judy Garland Tribute Starring Nancy Hays Comes to Oscar's Palm Springs

Chicago actress and musical entertainer Nancy Hays will perform in a special one-night cabaret event on Monday, January 23rd at Oscar's Palm Springs, presenting songs from Judy Garland's historic Carnegie Hall and London Palladium concerts, accompanied on the grand piano by award-winning music director Robert Ollis along with a jazz combo.

Nancy Hays and Mary Heffernan Will Perform a Mother's Day Concert Next Month

Actress and musical entertainer Nancy Hays and her daughter Mary Heffernan will perform a special Mother's Day Concert on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th, presenting songs from the famed 'Live at the London Palladium' concert which featured Judy Garland on stage with her own 18 year-old daughter - Liza Minnelli, in November of 1964.

Chicago Hosts First Ever Cabaret Week This May

Cabaret has been at the heartbeat of Chicago’s nightclub scene for more than a century. Come hear blues, jazz, American songbook, burlesque, French music, pop, comedy and Broadway by some of Chicago's finest artists during the first-ever Chicago Cabaret Week, May 6-16, 2022. This series features 15 shows in a variety of music venues around Chicago. All performances are ticketed between $15 and $30. A complete schedule and ticket information available at www.chicagocabaretweek.org. 

Greenhouse Theater Will No Longer Produce Shows, Following Backlash From its Production of JUDY & LIZA

William Spatz, the co-owner of the Greenhouse Theater Center, will no longer produce theater at the multi-space Lincoln Park venue located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave

Greenhouse Theater Center Closes JUDY & LIZA Due to Safety Concerns From the Community

Greenhouse Theater Center is shutting down is production of JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT - A TRIBUTE after receiving messages of safety concerns from members of the community.

Greenhouse Theater Center Presents JUDY & LIZA �" ONCE IN A LIFETIME: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT �" A TRIBUTE

JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT - A TRIBUTE will resume performances at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL, on July 24, moving from its original performance space to the spacious ground-floor Main Stage.

JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME Tribute Concert Comes to Greenhouse Theater Center

JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT - A TRIBUTE will be presented at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL from March 5 to April 5, 2020. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, with a special press opening performance at 3 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2020 (no evening performance on March 7) and matinees on Thursdays, March 19 and 26 at 2 pm in place of evening performances on those two days. The engagement is co-produced by Greenhouse Theater Center and Nancy Hays Entertainment, Inc.

Pride Films and Plays' 2019 SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit Adds Performers to the Lineup

Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, celebrates theater artists who have had a tremendous impact on all they work with.  This year's event will honor a beloved figure in the Chicago theater scene a?"Robert Ollis, musical director of many shows with Pride Films and Plays, Underscore Theatre Company, Bailiwick Repertory, Bailiwick Chicago, the Casting Auction Players and many other companies and events. Ollis will be the honoree as well as music director of the Company's annual fundraising concert, SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, on Monday, November 4 in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway.

Pride Films and Plays Benefit to Salute Music Director Robert Ollis

Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, celebrates theater artists who have had a tremendous impact on all they work with.

Music Theater Works presents HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Music Theater Works presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 8 through June 16, 2019.

BWW Review: JUDY & LIZA: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT- A TRIBUTE at The Palace Theater

November, 1964, for two nights only, two iconic performers came together to perform in song, mother and daughter live at the London Palladium, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. Nearly 54 years later, as their legacy lives on you can experience this concert at the Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells.

JUDY & LIZA: THE LONDON PALLADIUM- A TRIBUTE to Make Theatrical Debut at The Palace Theater

The Wisconsin Dells - Judy & Liza: The London Palladium- A Tribute will make its theatrical debut at The Palace Theater in the Dells from October 12 through November 4, 2018 at 1 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Sundays and 7 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

Underscore Theatre's HAYMARKET Extends Through September 16

Due to popular demand, Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Theater Wit, is pleased to announce two additional weeks of performances of its hit musical HAYMARKET, extending through Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre and The Den Theatre Present HAYMARKET

Underscore Theatre and The Den Theatre are pleased to present an all-new staging of the Jeff Award-nominated Best New Musical HAYMARKET (formerly Haymarket: The Anarchist's Songbook) the true story of Chicago's infamous Haymarket massacre. With book, music and lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser and David Kornfeld, the actors accompany themselves to the stirring folk-infused score. Having spent the last two years workshopping the show, the authors alongside director Nick Thornton and musical director Robert Ollis have crafted an all-new theatrical experience - creating new songs, overhauling the book, and like the union workers from the show, building anew.

Music Theater Works Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 9 through 17. A 26-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Poor Wand'ring One," "Oh, Better Far to Live and Die" and "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General."

Matthew Huston, William Dwyer, John Marshall Jr. and Molly LeCaptain to Lead YANK! at Pride Films and Plays

Casting for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of YANK! A WWII Love Story was announced today by David Zak, Executive Director of Pride Films and Plays.

JPAC's Upcoming Performance of THE GLASS MENAGARIE Will Feature a Professional Actress Living with Disabilities

JPAC's Upcoming Production of The Glass Menagerie will feature a professional actress living with disabilities.

JPAC's Upcoming Performance of THE GLASS MENAGARIE Will Feature a Professional Actress Living with Disabilities

JPAC's Upcoming Production of The Glass Menagerie will feature a professional actress living with disabilities.

JPAC's Upcoming Performance of THE GLASS MENAGARIE Will Feature a Professional Actress Living with Disabilities

JPAC's Upcoming Production of The Glass Menagerie will feature a professional actress living with disabilities.

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