Maureen McGovern

Maureen McGovern’s nearly 40-year career includes Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Traditional Pop Vocal, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Recording for Children (for her participation in Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mr. Rodgers), and the Academy Award winning gold records “The Morning After” (Billboard No. 1) and “We May Never Love Like This Again.” Her current PS Classics release, A Long and Winding Road, was praised by The New York Times as “a captivating musical scrapbook from the 1960s to the early ’70s, Ms. McGovern is blessed with a vocal technique second to none.” Other critically acclaimed musical tributes include her Gershwin, Arlen, Rodgers, and Marilyn and Alan Berman CDs, and more. On Broadway, she appeared in Little Women: The Musical, creating the role of Marmee, for which she was nominated for a 2005 Drama Desk Award; The Pirates of Penzance; Nine; 3 Penny Opera; and the recent first national tours of Little Women: The Musical and The King and I. Off-Broadway, she appeared in Brownstone, originating the role of Mary. Regionally, she has performed in Maureen McGovern: A Long and Winding Road (Arena Stage, in cooperation with the Huntington), Elegies, Dear World, Letters From ’Nam (originating the role of Eleanor Bridges at the North Shore Music Theatre), The Lion in Winter, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Of Thee I Sing, Let ’Em Eat Cake, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Guys & Dolls, I Do! I Do!, and The Bengal Tiger’s Ball (for which she composed, co-created, and starred). On screen, she appeared in The Towering Inferno, as the guitar-strumming nun in the film Airplane!, and as the voice of Rachel in the DreamWorks animated feature Joseph: King of Dreams. She is the founder of the McGovern “Works of Heart” Foundation. Visit maureenmcgovern.com.

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