I am thrilled to announce that I have been name FELLOW of the INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE ARTS for Fall 2017. I am so appreciative of the support UNT has given my research and artistic work: Scholarly and Creative Activity Award, Mentoring Grant, Development Leave and now this grant for semester leave, living expenses and project costs.
Marjorie Hayes stars as Katherine in the regional premiere of Terrence McNally’s MOTHERS AND SONS
Marjorie Hayes receives Micro-Mentoring Grant
Hayes will study with Marishka Wierzbicki, one of two Voice Teachers working with Liz Caplan in New York City. The Liz Caplan team serves as in-house vocal coaches for many Broadway shows. They focus on the vocal techniques required for clear, bright, and precise singing used in contemporary musical theatre.
The Mentoring Grant Program provides financial to help faculty gain institutional knowledge, support teaching and/or research efforts, develop professional networks, and promote diversity.
Come Join us for an Anti-Holiday songfest!
Front Line Cabaret’s
50 Shades of Yule!
I have just received an UNT Scholarly and Creative Award to conduct research on Women Theatre Composers. Looks like I’ll be back in NYC this summer 2016!
I’m off to South Korea! I will be directing the Korean professional premiere of Tracy Lett’s play KILLER JOE for a summer opening. This is a co-production between Theatre Company Ka Byun and T&B Company, two professional theatresin Seoul.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Love singing with these people. This group is smokin’!
Excited to join the gang at Front Line Productions Saturday 9/20/14!
Coming soon! Off to Poland for a series of new Cabaret Concerts!
TOUR DATES – FINDING HOME (ODNALEZIONY DOM) 13 X Wroclaw Ad Spectatores Browar Mieszczanski 16 X Jelenia Gora Teatr im.C.K.Norwida 19 X Boleslawiec Teatr Stary 21 X Wroclaw WROSTJA *Wroclawskie Spotkania Teatrow Jednego Aktora 22 X Olesnica Miejski Osrodek Kultury i Sportu 24 X Kraków Piwnica pod Baranami 26 X Poznan Teatr Ósmego Dnia
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By Steve Martin Marjorie Hayes, Director February 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8 @ 7:30 pm and Matinees March 3 & 9 @ 2pm, 2013 UNT Theatre, Denton, Texas “Wild and Crazy Guy” Steve Martin takes us to a Parisian bar in 1904, where the young Picasso and Einstein are just a few years away from creations that will change the course of the 20th century. Mix in some chic girls, a savvy art dealer and a clever barkeep and the stage is set for the sublime and ridiculous. Come see the genius boys duel to decide which is most influential: art, science or pop culture! http://www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu/productions-ticket-purchasing
WEDDING BAND A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by Alice Childress
Directed by Marjorie Hayes
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – 7:30 PM at the Bath House Cultural Center In the summer of 1918, there is a World War in Europe and a smaller war in South Carolina. Julie is an African-American seamstress. Herman is a Caucasian who has kept company with her for years. As their growing attraction accelerates into an affair, they must deal with the prejudices and wrath of ignorance in early 20th century America. The performance will be followed by a salon discussion with the director and cast.
CABARET AND CABERNET
Featuring Bradley Campbell, Angela Davis, Marjorie Hayes, and Randy Pearlman,
Larry Miller, Musical Director
at the Italian Inn in Fort Worth, Texas
July 23, 2012
Watch for Marjorie in TWO shows in June 2012!!!
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic
S O U T H P A C I F I C
Featuring MARJORIE HAYES as BLOODY MARY
June 15th -17th and June 22nd – 24th, 2012.
http://www.garlandsummermusicals.org/and a lead soloist in
Directed by Tony Award Winner Betty Buckley
A benefit concert for the Modern Museum of Art, Fort Worth
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19th and 20th, 2012
Marjorie Hayes in Taking Chances
Out of the Loop Festival at Watertower Theatre, Dallas, Texas
Bistro Awards Review
By Roy Sander “Taking Chances” The Duplex, NYC – July 18, 20, 2010 “In her recent engagement at The Duplex, actress/singer Marjorie Hayes proved herself to be an artist of considerable depth and subtlety, with a voice capable of giving color to a wide range of life’s experiences…. “Hayes’s theatrical acumen was evident throughout the evening. (She has an impressive body of international theatre accomplishments to her credit.) Her connection with her material was organic, and her presentation was assured, confident, and never dramatically or emotionally overstated. Her artistry had a cumulative impact, so perhaps only at the end of the evening was one fully aware of the richness of her artistic palette and the control with which she employed it…… “She delivered a distinctive and distinguished rendition of “Bill” …in a sense it was straightforward, but running through it was a stream of heartfelt sentiment that gave the piece a warm glow. It was an object lesson in how a singer can put his stamp on a song without resorting to gimmicks or eccentric arrangements. This was only the second rendition of “Bill” that I can recall that achieved what I refer to as the “aaah! quality.” She did superb work with two songs by Leonard Cohen. “Blue Alert” is an extraordinary piece that uses military combat as a metaphor for the effect a woman can have on a man. I’d say that her performance was understated, but, it would be more accurate to say that it was beautifully stated. Her rendition of “Hallelujah” was quite possibly the best I’ve ever heard; it was certainly the most emotionally textured and one of the very few in which I thought the singer had a clue what the song is about. “……. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Marjorie Hayes in Taking Chances, The Duplex, NYC, July 20, 2010
“…she reeled me in and I was hooked…… “Miss Hayes truly shines with theatrical songs that let her fully inhabit specific characters. Billy Elliot’s “Grandma’s Song,” complete with appropriate accent, was thus a major winner. Another accent (Russian, and broad like the humor of the song) was employed for “Vodka.” Cheers! Rob Lester
Come Join Us in LA and NYC!
Based in Dallas, this international artist makes her LA/NYC cabaret debut with an eclectic mix of spirited and potent songs that celebrate the “bits of beauty everywhere” (Leonard Cohen). Her earthy voice gives heart to ballads, rock, blues, and her favorite story songs. As an actress, she has worked Off-Broadway, in regional theatres, and film. The UNT professor performed her solo concert “Song Stories From Home” at the Non-Stop Festival in Poland. She was a lead soloist in “Story Songs” for Imagination Celebration directed by Tony-award winner Betty Buckley. Last summer she sang at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale. Musical Director and co-creator Michele Brourman. Erv Raible directs. Legendary Broadway star and Tony Award winner BETTY BUCKLEY affirms“Marjorie Hayes is a one of a kind actress/singer evoking shades of Lotte Lenya. She is a powerful & subtle dramatic actress and wonderful singer.“ “A dynamic performer” says Tony nominee and cabaret favorite SHARON McNIGHT. Hayes’ singing storytelling had Polish reviewers stating “lyrical and expressive”and “5 stars out of 5.” “Hayes’ hilarious interpretation of Sondheim’s “The Ladies Who Lunch” … made us, temporarily at least, forget Elaine Stritch. That’s some feat,” THEATREJONES.COM says. APPEARING IN LOS ANGELES:
GARDENIA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
An intimate New York-style supper club that has hosted cabaret performances for over 20 years
Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10 at 9pm Address: 7066 Santa Monica Blvd. (East of La Brea Ave), West Hollywood, CA 90038 Street parking (or in mall across the street). Phone: (323) 467-7444 Reservations suggested. No website. Costs: $15 cover charge and 2-drink minimum. Drink minimum waived and tables guaranteed with dinner reservations. Appetizers – Entrees: $10-25 estimate. Food: Dinner served from 7 p.m. Showtime at 9pm. Accompanist: Music Director Michele Brourman on the piano. APPEARING IN NEW YORK CITY:
Celebrating over 50 years of continuous entertainment!
New York City’s world famous cabaret, is located in the heart of Greenwich Village in Manhattan.
Sunday July 18 and Tuesday July 20 (7pm) Address: 61 Christopher Street (at 7th Ave.), NYC Phone: (212) 255-5438Reservations suggested. http://www.theduplex.com/index.shtml Costs:$ 15 cover & a 2 Drink Minimum. $10 cover for MAC, Cabaret Hotline, Yale Cabaret, UNT & a 2 Drink Minimum. Accompanist: Paul Trueblood on the piano.