Sunday December 30 – Mary Kelly

Mary is always happy to sing at MCC and be a part of this beautiful worship and welcoming community.

Recently she appeared in The Handmaid’s Tale, returned as a Jazzagal in Schitt’s Creek, played Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady, and sang for Brent Hawkes’ final Christmas Eve service at Roy Thomson Hall!

As a singer, actor, writer, and teacher, Mary comes from a long line of storytellers and believes no story is too big or too fantastic, especially if it’s told with grace and wit.  Hearing and telling stories is endlessly fascinating to her – from open mikes to concert stages, from book musicals to alternative plays, from solo gigs to Broadway (ok, off-Broadway), the aim is the same – to express the spirit of life’s truth, if not always its facts!

On TV, she has had roles in Orphan Black; Saving Hope and Reign.  Mary made her New York theatrical debut, and originated the role of Mother in Living With Henry, as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.  She created roles in When All the Slaves Are Free (based on music of Joni Mitchell at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa); Sincerely, a Friend (based on the music of Leonard Cohen, concept and direction by Bryden MacDonald); and Sophie in Sophie Tucker, the Last of the Red Hot Lovers.

Other credits include: NapoleonAlbertine in Five TimesThe Baker’s WifeNunsenseAnne of Green Gables; Man of La Mancha; Side by Side by Sondheim; Closer Than Ever; Chicago; Damn Yankees; Oliver; Tom Jones; The Little Match Girl; The Servant of Two Masters Film/TV: Till Death Do Us Part; Under the Piano, Mia, Child of Hollywood. Featured soloist Symphony Nova Scotia (Music collected by Dr. Helen Creighton).