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Born: October 9, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rockford, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, singer

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Whether she is portraying a damsel in distress, nurturing mother figure or uncontrollable shrew, Broadway actress Marin Mazzie has proven she is equally comfortable--and mesmerizing--in poignant dramatic and outrageous comedic roles. Known for her meticulous character development and pure, versatile soprano, Mazzie (to date) has been nominated for three Tony Awards for her outstanding performances in "Passion" (1994), "Ragtime" (1998) and "Kiss Me, Kate" (2000).

Whether she is portraying a damsel in distress, nurturing mother figure or uncontrollable shrew, Broadway actress Marin Mazzie has proven she is equally comfortable--and mesmerizing--in poignant dramatic and outrageous comedic roles. Known for her meticulous character development and pure, versatile soprano, Mazzie (to date) has been nominated for three Tony Awards for her outstanding performances in "Passion" (1994), "Ragtime" (1998) and "Kiss Me, Kate" (2000).

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Worked as an apprentice and in summer stock at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan
1983:
NYC stage debut in the off-Broadway revival of "Where's Charley?"
1984:
Cast as Beth in the James Lapine-directed reworking of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Merrily We Roll Along" at the La Jolla Playhouse
1986:
Appeared as Mary Jane Wilkes in the Broadway production of "Big River"
1987:
Cast as Rapunzel in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods"
1994:
Returned to Broadway as Clara in the Sondheim-Lapine musical "Passion"; created a stir by performing the opening number partially nude; received first Tony nomination
1996:
Originated the role of Mother in the workshop of the stage musical "Ragtime"; featured on the concept recording; also first collaboration with Brian Stokes Mitchell
1996:
Was one of the singers on the the soundtrack of the animated Disney sequel "Aladdin and the King of Thieves"
1996:
Recreated part of Clara for the TV production of "Passion", aired on PBS and then released on video
1998:
Reprised role of Mother in the Broadway staging of "Ragtime"; received Tony nomination as Lead Actress in a Musical
1999:
Was one of the featured performers on the PBS special "My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies"
1999:
Nominated for a third Tony for her performance in the hit revival of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate", co-starring Mitchell
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Education

Western Michigan University: Kalamazoo , Michigan - 1982

Notes

Mazzie's official website is located at http://wiktor.dk/~marinmazzie

"Sometimes, you think that you can't be a good person and succeed in this business, that you really have to be ball-busting. That was not ever me. I aspire to be like Mother; she's very selfless. Goodness is the leement that carries her through." --Mazzie to interviewer Michael Buckley at www.tonys.org

"Mazzie has the angular, icy beauty that befits a movie queen of that period." --From November 28, 1999 Variety review of "Kiss Me, Kate"

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husband:
Jason Danieley. Actor, singer. Born on July 13, 1971; married in October 1997; met when they performed together off-Broadway in "The Trojan Women"; starred in the 1997 ill-fated revival of "Candide".

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father:
Jack Mazzie. Italian-Swedish.
mother:
Donna Mazzie. Swedish.

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