In Memory of Marin Mazzie

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In Memory of Marin Mazzie

This 2019 Tina’s Wish Leadership Council Spring Reception honors the memory of Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley’s wife, who passed from ovarian cancer in September of 2018. 

Critically acclaimed performer, three-time Tony Award nominee and inductee into the American Theatre Hall of Fame, Marin Mazzie has been heard in many of the country’s major symphony halls, cabaret and concert venues, and has been seen starring in some of the most memorable musicals on the Broadway stage and London’s West End.

Marin starred on Broadway as Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center’s acclaimed revival of The King and I for which she received the Joan Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity at Lincoln Center. Previous to that, Marin starred on Broadway as “Helen Sinclair” in Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway for which she received the Outer Critics Circle Award. Marin starred on Broadway in Next to Normal opposite real-life husband, Jason Danieley. She received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Lilli/Katharine in the hit revival of Kiss Me, Kate, and later received an Olivier Award nomination when she made her West End debut in the show.

Other Broadway credits include: Enron, Monthy Pyton’s Spamalot (also West End), Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics noms.), Passion (Tony nom.), Man of La Mancha, Into the Woods, Big River, and Out of this World , Kismet and Zorba (all at Encores!). Her Off-Broadway appearances comprise of Terrence McNally’s Fire and Air, the revival of Carrie (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations) as well as The Vagina Monologues, The Trojan Women: A  Love Story, and The World Goes Round (also National Tour).

Marin’s extensive concert career spanned the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl to around the world in Abu Dhabi and the Czech Republic. She has been seen with the NY Philharmonic in two of their PBS specials: Sondheim: The Birthday Concert and their Live at Lincoln Center performance of Camelot as Guenevere. Other PBS’ Great Performances: Passion, My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, and Live from Lincoln Center’s Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration (also with husband Danieley, Chita Rivera and Joel Grey). Marin and her husband, Jason Danieley, performed their cabaret concerts He Said/She Said, Opposite You and Broadway & Beyond, among others, at Feinstein’s/54Below, The Cafe Carlyle, Feinstein’s at the Loew’s Regency, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Joe’s Pub, the Cinegrill, and numerous other venues nationally.

Marin received critical acclaim for her solo show, Make Your Own Kind of Music, at 54 Below which was released on Broadway Records. Marin holds an honorary doctorate and has a musical theater scholarship in her name from her alma mater, Western Michigan University.

Click below to see Jason and Marin performing their duet Opposite You.