This workshop is by invitation only by Mary. If you have never worked with Mary before (private lesson okay), be sure to sign-up for the pre-requisite one-day Singing Technique Intensive workshop on December 18th.
As a master voice teacher, Mary prepared Nicole Kidman for her Golden Globe Award winning and Oscar nominated performance in her first musical, "Moulin Rouge". Mary works for Disney as the voice coach to cast members of their Broadway and National Touring companies. Mary is internationally known, teaching in Italy, England, Portugal, Russia and most recently Armenia. Mary's voice students include Mary J. Blige, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Juliette Binoche, Milla Jovovich, Aida Turturro, Sierra Boggess, Kerry Washington, Debra Cox, Keri Russell, Tate Donovan, Mickey Dolenz, Simone, Patrick Cassidy, Bobby Cannavale, Charles Osgood and Italian stars Serena Autieri, FIlippo Timi, Marco Ligabue and rapper Baby K.
Mary Setrakian has been a resident of New York City for over 30 years performing professionally, in conjunction with teaching master voice to a variety of artists in New York, Los Angeles and internationally in Italy, England, Portugal, Russia and Australia.
Mary has been seen on Broadway in Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing (cast recording), and toured the US and Europe with Broadway shows including Phantom of the Opera (Madame Giry), Les Miserables, Hello, Dolly! (seen in several performances as Irene Molloy across from Carol Channing) and Evita (as Eva Peron in Duisberg, Germany). Mary was featured at Carnegie Hall in Jubilee directed by Herbert Ross.
Most recently, Mary starred as The Beggar Woman in Scott Logsdon’s production of Sweeney Todd. She is currently singing with orchestras in the US and internationally – from an evening with the SSO at her alma mater, Stanford University, to her solo concerts in Milan, Italy with the Avant Orchestra, a concert of Big Band meets Broadway garnering rave reviews.
Mary’s Off-Broadway credits include the Duchess in Dorian Gray and featured roles in Jones & Schmidt’s Colette Collage (cast recording) and Bob Merrill’s Hannah ...1939 starring Julie Wilson (cast recording). At the beginning of her career, Mary starred off-Broadway in over 20 productions with the Light Opera of Manhattan in title roles such as Naughty Marietta and The Merry Widow, and Gilbert & Sullivan classics like HMS Pinafore (Josephine) and Iolanthe (Phyllis).
Mary’s award winning “Best Actress” Regional roles are Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Trina in Falsettos, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and her critically acclaimed one-woman show, A New York Romance: The LA Times exclaimed "Mary Setrakian … is dazzling!"
As a voice teacher, Mary prepared Nicole Kidman for her Golden Globe Award winning and Oscar nominated performance in Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge. She taught Mary J. Blige as well as the stars of John Turturro's musical movie Romance & Cigarettes, including Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mandy Moore and Bobby Cannavale. Mary recently prepared Bella Thorne for her feature film singing-debut in Scott Speer’s Midnight Sun.
Mary is called upon by Disney to teach the leading players for the Broadway and touring companies of Elton John's Billy Elliot, Aida and The Lion King, Phil Collins' Tarzan, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bombay Dreams.
Other students include Kerry Washington, Juliette Binoche, Milla Jovovich, Sierra Boggess, Trudie Styler, Aida Turturro, Debra Cox, Annabella Sciorra, Keri Russell, Tate Donovan, Micky Dolenz, Josh Strickland, Simone, Patrick Cassidy, Charles Osgood, Danish pop star Tim Schou, and Italian stars Serena Autieri, Filippo Timi, Gala, Andrea Osvart, Denny Mendez, Roberta Gambarini, Marco Ligabue, Violante Placido, the a cappella group SeiOttavi, rapper Baby K and singers on the Italian TV shows X Factor, Sanremo and The Voice.
Internationally, Mary is currently the Master Voice Teacher/Guest Artist at the Rome Film Academy. She has taught many workshops at the Pop/Rock School of Italian guitar legend Franco Mussida in Milan, Italy, CPM (Centro Professione Musica) since 2009. Mary has been teaching a variety of intensives and master classes in Rome, Milan, Naples, Venice, Palermo, San Remo, Ravenna, Manchester, Lisbon, Moscow and Brisbane since 2005.
Mary is proud to be the Master Voice Teacher/Guest Artist at The Susan Batson Studio, LLC in New York City since 2000. She has studied acting with her mentor, Susan Batson, for over 30 years.
Mary holds a Masters in Voice Performance from the New England Conservatory with Distinction and is a graduate of Stanford University in Music/Voice with Honors. She studied at the Tanglewood Music Festival with Phyllis Curtain and was a voice student of Joan Heller, Mark Pearson, Marie Gibson and Corinne Swall.
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