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Sally Mayes

Birth Place: Livingston, TX, USA

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Sally Mayes is a Tony-nominated actress and singer who has made a name for herself both on stage and on screen. Born in Texas, Mayes began her career in musical theater and has since become a beloved performer in the industry.


Mayes made her Broadway debut in 1989 in the production of "Welcome to the Club." Her standout performance in the show earned her a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She continued to make a name for herself on the Broadway stage, appearing in productions such as "She Loves Me," "Steel Magnolias," and "Urban Cowboy."
In addition to her work on Broadway, Mayes has also made a name for herself in the world of cabaret. She has performed her one-woman show at venues such as Feinstein's/54 Below and The Metropolitan Room. Her cabaret performances have been praised for their humor, heart, and incredible vocal range.
Mayes has also made a number of appearances on television and in film. She has appeared in shows such as "Law & Order: SVU," "The Electric Company," and "City of Angels." She also had a memorable role in the film "Bye Bye Birdie" alongside Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke.
Despite her success in other areas, Mayes has always remained committed to the theater. She has appeared in numerous productions off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country. Some of her most notable performances include "Closer Than Ever," "Das Barbecü," and "The Threepenny Opera."
Mayes is also a talented singer and has released several albums throughout her career. Her first album, "Our Private World: The Comden and Green Songbook," features songs by the legendary songwriting duo Betty Comden and Adolph Green. She has also released albums of jazz standards and Christmas music.
Throughout her career, Mayes has been praised for her incredible vocal ability and her ability to bring characters to life on stage. She has been described as "a consummate performer" and "a true Broadway baby." Her performances are known for their energy, humor, and emotional depth.
In addition to her work as an actress and singer, Mayes is also a dedicated teacher. She has taught master classes at universities and theaters across the country, helping to inspire the next generation of performers.
Mayes has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. In addition to her Tony nomination, she has received two Drama Desk nominations and a Theatre World Award. She was also inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame in 2006.
Despite all of her success, Mayes remains humble and dedicated to her craft. She has said that performing is "a privilege" and that she is grateful for every opportunity she has had to share her talents with audiences around the world.

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Sally Mayes STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
M'Lynn (Standby)

Truvy (Standby)

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Aunt Corene

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2000
Keely

Keely

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994
Performer

Brunnhilde/et al

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Ilona Ritter

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1989
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1989
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Winona Shook


Sally Mayes Awards and Nominations


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical

Sally Mayes, Urban Cowboy


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress - Musical

Sally Mayes, Pete 'n' Keely

Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Supporting Actress - Musical

Sally Mayes, She Loves Me

Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Sally Mayes , She Loves Me

Helen Hayes Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production

Sally MayesCloser Than Ever

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actress - Musical

Sally Mayes, Closer Than Ever

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actress - Musical

Sally Mayes, Closer Than Ever


winner
Theatre World Awards - 1989 - Performance

Sally Mayes, Welcome to the Club

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Acclaimed singer Jeff Harnar recently revised his out-of-print Sammy Cahn album. The MAC and Bistro Award-winner will be celebrating the new album with shows at 54 Below on July 26th and 27th. The new album, published by PS Classics, is currently available for pre-order. Harnar's show spotlights Cahn’s lyrics for Sinatra, Hollywood, and WWII.
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BOOM Summer Charity Showcase Welcomes Holli Conway Fields & Mary Page Nance

Broadway Official Online Masterclass will present its 2024 charity showcase at The Green Room 42, with ticket sales benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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Jeff Harnar's new album, JEFF HARNAR SINGS SAMMY CAHN: THE SECOND TIME AROUND, features six new tracks and guest appearances by Clint Holmes, Moipei, and Nicole Zuraitis. Learn how to purchase.
Lauren O'Brien's Solo Show LOLO'S BOYFRIEND SHOW Comes To Playhouse 46

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VILLAIN FLAIR: A NIGHT OF RAGE RELIEF Announced At The Green Room 42

The Green Room 42 will present the debut of the new producing company 'Muy Muy Productions' in 'Villain Flair: A Night of Rage Relief' on July 1st at 9:30 p.m.
Sally Mayes to Return to The Green Room 42 With NOW AND THEN: THE GREAT BIG HUGE BROADWAY

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Sally Mayes in “Now and Then: The Great Big Huge Broadway'. Learn how to purchase tickets.
GOTTA SING Comes to the Green Room 42 in June

The Green Room 42 will present “Gotta Sing with Kenneth Gartman” on Monday, June 17th at 9:30 pm.  Host and Music Director Kenneth Gartman shines a light on some of NYC's best musical theatre talent each month in a new cabaret series - Gotta Sing.
Marilyn Maye Will Open the American Popular Song Society 3rd Annual Gala Benefit

Marilyn Maye will perform at the American Popular Song Society 3rd Annual Gala Benefit on Monday, June 17, 2024 at The Cutting Room.
Review: Carolyn Montgomery Connects to Rosemary Clooney at 54 Below

Rosemary Clooney's lifetime of music is explored in Carolyn Montgomery's thought-provoking, memory-stoking act GIRLSINGER, directed by Sally Mayes. Its second NYC presentation on May 22nd is updated and expanded from its opening night in January. It will be followed by bookings in Florida plus LA, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, & Seattle.
Photos: Carolyn Montgomery's GIRLSINGER Celebrates Rosemary Clooney at 54 Below

MAC, BackStage Bistro and Nightlife Award-winning singer Carolyn Montgomery paid tribute to Rosemary Clooney, one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. She puts her own spin on Clooney classics without ever attempting to impersonate. See highlights from the May 22nd show taken by photographer Conor Weiss.
West End CABARET Star Mason Alexander Park to Celebrate Pride at The Green Room 42 in June

THE GREEN ROOM 42 – the intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's “off-night hotspot” by The New York Times – will present the return of Mason Alexander Park, direct from playing the Emcee in the West End production of Cabaret, on Friday, June 14 at 9:30 PM.
Review: Sally Mayes Knows How To Tell A Story in NOW & THEN: THE STORIES at Green Room 42

On Thursday, May 16, this reviewer attended the next installment in the series, “Now & Then: The Stories,” and was blown away by Mayes’ storytelling prowess.
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Join Broadway's brightest stars at The Green Room 42 on June 8th, 2024, for a night of musical theater excellence in BROADWAY SINGS: HEROES FORGED IN THE FLAME. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards From the American Popular Song Society

Monday, June 17, 2024 will be the American Popular Song Society 3rd Annual Gala Benefit. It will honor the award winning Richard Maltby, Jr.  and David Shire with a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Cutting Room.
Niki Haris and Donna De Lory to Return to The Green Room 42 in June

Niki Haris and Donna De Lory will return to The Green Room 42 for an encore performance, following two sold-out shows. Don't miss this special event featuring the talented duo. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Interview: Carolyn Montgomery Celebrates Rosemary Clooney in GIRLSINGER at 54 Below

Carolyn Montgomery, multi-award winning star of the concert stage returns to 54 Below in girlSINGER, a celebration of Rosemary Clooney. With a world-class band featuring members of Clooney’s own musical ensemble, and Montgomery’s critically acclaimed powerhouse vocals belting out hits, audiences sing along, laugh, weep, and dance in their seats.

Sally Mayes FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Sally Mayes been in?

Sally Mayes has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Sally Mayes been in?

Sally Mayes has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Sally Mayes been nominated for?

Sally Mayes has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Urban Cowboy", Outstanding Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Pete 'n' Keely", and Outstanding Supporting Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "She Loves Me". She was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "She Loves Me", Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Closer Than Ever", Best Actress - Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Closer Than Ever", and Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "Welcome to the Club".

What awards has Sally Mayes won?

Sally Mayes has won the following awards: Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Urban Cowboy, Outstanding Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Pete 'n' Keely, and Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Welcome to the Club.

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