A veteran of nine Broadway shows and countless stock and cabaret appearances across the country, Marcia Lewis, 1997 Tony Award nominee - her second Tony nomination - for her performance as Matron Mama Morton in the smash Broadway re-staging of Chicago, has had audiences cheering for more than three decades. Her first solo CD, Marcia Lewis Nowadays, has just been released on the Original Cast Records label.
Marcia made her Broadway musical debut in Hello Dolly playing opposite both Phyllis Diller and Ethel Merman. Her first Broadway dramatic role was in The Time of Your Life at Lincoln Center. Prior to setting the stage alight with her rendition of When You're Good to Mama, Mama's Good to You in the current and continuing production of Chicago, she appeared at Playwright's Horizon in Romance Language and Miami, Tommy Tune's Bye Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Orpheus Descending with Vanessa Redgrave, Cabaret with Joel Grey, Roza with Georgia Brown, and Rags with Teresa Stradas. For a year and a half she starred as the mean Miss Hannigan in Annie. Her role in Rags earned her a Drama Desk nomination as best supporting actress. Her appearance as Miss Lynch, the school principal, in Grease won her her first Tony Award nomination.
Marcia's cabaret appearances are legendary, having run the gamut from the prestigious Rainbow & Stars, Jan Wallman's upstairs at the Duplex, New York's famed Upstairs at the Downstairs in Let Yourself Go to gigs at Brothers and Sisters, Barbarann's, Grande Finale, Reno Sweeney's, Ibis, Freddy's, Eighty-Eights, Town Hall, Triad, The Village Gate and the Russian Tea Room. Oh, and she's also performed her one- woman concert at Carnegie Hall.