The NEW YORK TIMES calls her 'incandescent, deliciously saucy.' PEOPLE Magazine describes her as 'the kind of rich theatrical voice that elevates a show tune.' And TIME Magazine says 'Sally Mayes renders songs as richly nuanced as one-act plays.’ Sally made her Broadway debut in Cy Coleman’s WELCOME TO THE CLUB. Her performance won critical praise along with a Theater World Award and Outer Critics Circle nomination as one of Broadway's Outstanding Newcomers. On Broadway, Sally is perhaps best known for her performance in the Roundabout Theater revival of SHE LOVES ME for which she won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Sally appeared as Aunt Corene in URBAN COWBOY (Drama Desk nomination). She drew raves as Mae West in the National Tour of DIRTY BLONDE and also appeared in the Broadway revival of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Sally starred in several Off-Broadway productions including CLOSER THAN EVER (Outer Critics Circle nomination), DAS BARBECU, PETE N’ KEELY (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical), PLAY IT COOL, GOOD OL’ GIRLS, and THE BEST IS YET TO COME. Film and television credits include ALPHA HOUSE, CITY HALL, DOUBLE PARKED and BYE BYE BIRDIE, LAW AND ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, SEX AND THE CITY, and THE JOB. Sally also appears on countless cast recordings including, CLOSER THAN EVER, SHE LOVES ME, DAS BARBECU, BYE BYE BIRDIE, LOST IN BOSTON, UNSUNG MUSICALS, UNSUNG SONDHEIM, and NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, to mention a few. Sally has five solo albums, THE DOROTHY FIELDS SONGBOOK, OUR PRIVATE WORLD: THE COMDEN AND GREEN SONGBOOK, THE STORY HOUR, BOYS AND GIRLS LIKE YOU AND ME, and VALENTINE. Sally's much anticipated nightclub appearances have garnered her rave reviews from coast to coast, she has been nominated for twelve Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) awards, and has won two Back Stage BISTRO awards for excellence in cabaret and recording.

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                     BROADWAY AND OFF-BROADWAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHE LOVES ME

 

"Sally Mayes, with the blond curls, belting voice and lopsided grin of Joan Blondell, is a wonderful, protofeminist Ilona, the parfumerie’s most unlucky woman in love."

 

"Frank of manner and bold of voice, the actress suggests a wised-up kewpie doll.. A TRIP TO THE LIBRARY is a number that is nearly a complete musical in itself, and Miss Mayes sings it with innocent wonder and dumb blonde smarts, which is not the contradiction you may think."
                                                   

                                                THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSER THAN EVER

 

"My favorite is Sally Mayes, a huggable doll of femininity, her blond hair whipped into a lemon souffle who only 3 minutes before was making mad love on her lunch hour, or as a lovesick lass re-bopping cool jazz accompanied only by the love of her life, a bass player who's in love with his bass fiddle."

 

                                                REX REED

 

"The top delight, and not at all rueful, is Sally Mayes singing MISS BYRD, carried away by memories of a sexual encounter that happened not 20 minutes before."


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PETE 'N' KEELY

 

"Her vocal power and delicacy can take your breath away."

 

                                               THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

URBAN COWBOY

 

"Casting Sally Mayes as Bud's tough but loving Aunt may have been the production's biggest misstep as her mere presence in any scene is an uncomfortable reminder that almost noone else in the cast has stage presence to speak of.  Her big solo spots are such highlights that the over belted ballads and frenetic group dance numbers can't compare."

 

                                              TALKIN' BROADWAY

 


 

 

PLAY IT COOL


"Sally Mayes is a compelling jazz singer and provides a firm characterization of Mary. She sings with easy musicianship, scatting and soaring with abandon. She rules the stage."

 

                                              CURTAIN UP

 


 

"Ms. Mayes, an underappreciated gem of New York theater, is magnetic as Mary, the preternaturally self-possessed and openly gay proprietor of said underground club.
Ms. Mayes coolly scats and bebops her way through show-stopping solos about the freedom that comes from breaking rules."
                                              THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BEST IS YET TO COME


"Ms. Mayes earns her torchy moment in the spotlight on “With Every Breath I Take,” an outstanding ballad from “City of Angels.”  She remains a smart interpreter who can efficiently deliver the humor in a song like “Nobody Does It Like Me,” from “Seesaw,” a luckless lover’s comic lament."

 

                                              THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

 

 

 

 

                      CABARET & CONCERT PERFORMANCES

“A singer of incandescent ebullience ... deliciously saucy. She is not afraid of taking interpretive risks.”

                                               THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Yes, Virginia, with singers like Sally Mayes around, there is still truth, talent, and timeless good taste. You just have to know where to look. Sunny and vibrant ... she can swing jazz, belt show tunes and lull you into a stupor of ecstasy with gentle ballads, and her musical craft seems to know no limitations. An eclectic act that radiates joy, love, warmth and an awesome range and versatility.”

                                              Rex Reed I NEW YORK OBSERVER

“As close to perfection as God will allow. Couples her beautiful and versatile voice with her unmatched acting skills to sing more than a dozen songs that become each, alone, a mini-musical. Uproariously funny ... very rich comedy. A persuasive passion that rocked the room ... poignant, heartbreaking ... sweet. There is joy in cabaretland!

                                              Barbara & Scott Siegel I INTHEATER

"Sally Mayes can belt a song like Ethel Merman wished she could’ve, like Streisand used to before she forgot she was a Brooklyn girl, and then get this, Sally switched gears and sang a ballad with such conviction and emotion I’m certain Judy was listenin’.”

                                               DETAILS Magazine

“Her most riveting and thoroughly entertaining show to date ... one of today’s most compelling singing actresses ... she pulls it off flawlessly ... a thrilling talent with unlimited potential and appeal ... one of the best shows of the season.”
                                               BACK STAGE

“Sally Mayes renders songs as richly nuanced as one-act plays.”
                                      
                                               TIME Magazine

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOWS
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    THE DOROTHY FIELDS SONGBOOK
       The songs of prolific lyricist Dorothy Fields.

 

 


                                                                               1. Diga Diga Doo/ Doin' the New Low Down
                                                                                    2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
                                                                                         3. The Way You Look Tonight
                                                                                                     4. Alone Too Long
                                                                                                    5. He's Good For Me
                                                                                                      6. Pick Yourself Up
                                                                                         7. April Fooled Me/April Snow
                                                      8. There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This/Where Am I Going?
                                                                                                      9. Don't Blame Me     

                                                                                   10. I Won't Dance/ Never Gonna Dance
                                                                                       11. Pink Taffeta Sample Size 10
                                                                                                    12. I Dream Too Much
                                                                                               13. Make The Man Love Me
                                                                                              14. Close as Pages in a Book

 

 

 

 

           OUR PRIVATE WORLD: THE COMDEN AND GREEN SONGBOOK
                   Sally takes you on a journey that spans the highlights of Musical Theaters' most delightful lyricists.

                                                                                             

 

 

                                                                                               1. Together/Fireworks
                                                                                                      2. Being Good
                                                                                                   3. Little Bit in Love
                                                    4. The Savage Man Medley: Call Me Savage/Prehistoric Man/ Chief of Love
                                                                                               5. The Story of My Life
                                                                                       6. When The Weather's Better
                                                                                                   7. I Can Cook Too
                                                                                                                8. If
                                                                                                  9. The Party's Over
   

                                                                                  10. Learn to Be Lonely/My Own Morning
                                                                                          11. Thanks A Lot But No Thanks
                                                                                              12. I Wanted to Change Him
                                                                                       13. Talking to Myself/Lonely Town
                                                                                                   14. Some Other Time
                                                                                                   15. Our Private World

 

 


THE STORY HOUR
'This is an evening of story songs.  Hopefully some of them will make you laugh, some of them will make you cry, and who knows, along the way, we might even learn something. '  Sally does her spin on contemporary pop songs along with some great theatre story songs to take you on an unforgettable journey.

 



1. Once Upon a Time

2. Crooked Smile

3. I'll Get Up Tomorrow Morning

4. The Babysitter's Here

5. Hamlet

6. Southbound Train

7. Shopping Cart of Love

8. Dear Danny

9. Painting My Kitchen

10. Superstar/Anyone Who Had A Heart

  11. He Ain't Mr. Right

12. Sweet Dreams

13. Meeting Across the River

14. Heaven Can Wait

 

 

 


BOYS AND GIRLS LIKE YOU AND ME
Sally sings songs that were cut from Broadway shows, and along the way takes you through the relationships of her life..

 

                                                                                             1. I Dream In Technicolor
                                                                                                     2. In His Hands
                                                                                 3. Everything I Want Is In Manhattan
                                                                          4. Think How Many People Never Find Love
                                                                                           5. Nice She Ain't/You're Awful
                                                                                          6. Love Songs (Contradictions)
                                                                      7. Your Eyes Are Blue/All Things Bright And Beautiful
                                                                                                        8. I'm Lost
                                                                                                  9. Buds Won't Bud
                                                                                 10. Today I'm Gonna Think About Me     

                                                                                   11. I Never Know When to Say When
                                                                                         12. If I Can't Take It With Me
                                                                                              13. Now I Really Know
                                                                                                    14. Just One Day
                                                                                    15. Boys And Girls Like You And Me

 

 



VALENTINE
Mostly standards, with a few smoking hot jazz tunes thrown in to boot, this is a uniquely quirky singer giving it all she's got with songs you will know and recognize.

 

1.  My Romance

2. Sugar/Is it Hot in Here

3. I Got it Bad and that ain't Good

4. Here's that Rainy Day

5. No Love No Nothin

'6. The More I See You

7. Do it in the Name of Love

8. Angel Eyes

9. The Best is Yet to Come/You Fascinate Me So

10. My Funny Valentine

11. My Romance

 

 

 


SALLY MAYES IN CONCERT
Any show with Sally is always a treat, her IN CONCERT is Sally at her best, equal parts, country, jazz, blues, musical theatre, comedy, and the great American Songbook, you never know what new character or emotion will pop out next. 

 

 

 

(Song list varies)

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The Babysitter's Here

 

Diga Doo/Doin' the New Low-down

Being Good

I'm Lost

No Love No Nothin'

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