HEATHER MAC RAE
One of her first theatrical experiences was appearing with the entire MAC RAE Family (parents Gordon and Sheila, sister Meredith, and brothers Gar and Bruce) in the Starlight Theatre's production of Annie Get Your Gun in Kansas City.
After attending Colorado Woman's College, where she majored in Theatre Arts, Ms Mac Rae moved to
New York City to pursue her career. She made her Broadway debut as Abra in the musical version of John Steinbeck's East Of Eden, Here's Where I Belong. She then joined the Broadway cast of the hit musical Hair in the role of Sheila, a role she repeated at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami.
Other Broadway appearances include Faith in Tina Howe's Coastal Disturbances and Dr. Charlotte in the Tony Award winning musical Falsettos, a role she created in the off-Broadway production of Falsettoland. She reprised this role in the national tour and in Los Angeles at the Doolittle Theatre.
She played Cookie in the national tour of Neil Simon's Rumors, appeared as Mary Magdalene in the spectacular musical Jesus Christ Superstar when it was presented at Los Angeles" Universal Amphitheatre and again for the San Jose Civic Light Opera Company.
Off-Broadway, she was seen as The Girl in the Circle Repertory's production of The Hot L Baltimore, Hallie in Emily at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Madeline in Abie's Island Rose and Helen in Stars In Your Eyes. Other theatrical credits include Mary in Merrily We Roll Along (La Jolla Playhouse), Heather in I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road (Rochester and Kansas City).She has played leading roles in A.R. Gurney's Children and The Dining Room, Oliver Hailey's Tryptych and the plays Sabrina Fair, Oliver, They're Playing Our Song, Oklahoma, Quilters and A My Name Will Always Be Alice.
Her television appearances include guest starring as Aunt Mafalda on Clarrisa Explains It All; Frasier; Law & Order SVU (2 performances), Soul Man, America Tonight with Martin Mull; Starsky and Hutch; Muggsy and starring roles in several TV Movies: Secrets Of Three Hungry Wives, The Connection, Nightlife and Visit From A Dead Man. She has also made guest appearances on The Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett and David Frost.
She has appeared in the feature films Life With Mikey; Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask; Bang The Drum Slowly and A Perfect Couple.
Ms MacRae has performed her highly acclaimed Club Act throughout the United States: in LA, New York, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Miami where she won a CARBONELL Award for Best Pop Act. She has also performed at the Roxy in LA with KEEPING 'EM OFF THE STREETS, a group produced by Robert Altman. She appeared in the revue I LOVE NEW YORK AT Rainbow & Stars in NYC.
In 1999 she received both the Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) Award for Best Female Vocalist and the Backstage Bistro Award for Songs For My Father, a tribute to her father Gordon.
Her recordings are: SONGS FOR MY FATHER (Harbinger Records); I CHOOSE LOVE (Jerome Records); FALSETTOLAND (DRG); A MY NAME WILL ALWAYS BE ALICE (Original Cast Records); I LOVE NEW YORK (Ligetti Label) and OVER THE RAINBOW: The Music of Harold Arlen (DRG)