Program Books/Marcy Harriell
Mercy Harriell

Marcy Harriell

lead vocals

Marcy Harriell (lead vocals) is a singer, actress, and designer. Music was as mandatory as air for the daughter of a truck-driving trumpeter and a gardening artist. In her childhood home, she delighted in drilling arias while jazz greats played in the background. Her ability to passionately embrace diverse vocal styles has made her a standout in New York theater. She jumps easily amongst opera, rock, jazz, and R&B, and the New York Times recently hailed her as a vocalist who “demolishes the furious torch song” with a “rafter rattling intensity.” Broadway star turns include Tony Award-winning musicals In the HeightsRent, and her nightly showstopping performance in Lennon, where the New York Post declared this “wildcat kitten” a “star in the making.” Throughout her career, she has had the honor to work with numerous industry legends: Stephen Sondheim, who guided her performance of Marta in Company at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center; Athol Fugard, who directed her in the world premiere of his play Sorrows & Rejoicings; Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents, under whose supervision Harriell deepened the role of Maria in West Side Story. “Superfriend” Lin-Manuel Miranda recruited her to record early demos for Disney’s Moana, tapping Harriell’s emotional interpretations for the soundtrack. Enamored by another interpretation, Quentin Tarantino wrote the role of “Marcy” for her in his film Death Proof. On the small screen, Harriell has been a series regular on NBC’s Ed; HBO’s Nurse Jackie; and CBS’ Queens Supreme; and has guest starred in numerous episodics, includ­ing Mani­festNCISLaw & Order, and Search Party. When she’s not onstage, onscreen, or in-studio, Harriell takes a happy audience on a colorful ride alongside her husband Rob in the hit YouTube series @TheHandmadeHarriells, creating couture garments for everyday life. In fact, she’ll be wearing one of her creations tonight. @marcyharriell/