“A sophisticated jazz singer and wise storyteller.” – New York Times
Veteran cabaret performer Marilyn Maye electrifies the room when she steps on stage. Known for her hit recordings of “Cabaret” and “Step to the Rear,” her decades of acclaimed shows include performing twice at Carnegie Hall with the Boston Pops and selling out shows at the Metropolitan Room in New York City. With her powerhouse delivery and easy audience rapport, Maye revives many of the classic songs from her career for an evening of sharp wit and show-stopping melodies.
Marilyn Maye is a highly acclaimed singer, actress, director, arranger, educator and Grammy nominated recording artist.
Her career includes recording seven albums and 34 singles, including the first hit recordings of “Cabaret” and “Step to the Rear.” Her album with full orchestra, “The Lamp is Low,” is considered a classic. Maye also appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – the record for a singer.
Her place in American music history was assured when the Smithsonian Institution selected one of her recordings, “Too Late Now” for the Smithsonian-produced album of the 110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century.
Maye has performed with many symphonies across the United States, including the Florida Symphony, The Philly Pops, The Phoenix Symphony, The Kansas City Symphony, The Omaha Symphony, and The Pasadena Symphony with Michael Feinstein conducting. She made two appearances with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall for tributes to Stephen Sondheim and Frank Loesser.
Her more than 100 engagements in the last nine years in New York include sold-out shows at the Metropolitan Room and five two-week runs at Feinstein’s at The Loews Regency Hotel.