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 BARBECUE, 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 BARBECUE, 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.
t WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“A singer of incandescent ebullience ... deliciously saucy. She is not afraid of taking interpretive risks.
”Stephen Holden I 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.” John Hoglund I BACK STAGE
“Sally Mayes renders songs as richly nuanced as one-act plays.” TIME Magazine