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Born in Livingston, Texas, Mayes began her career as a rock an jazz sangster in Houston. She attended the University of Houston. Mayes made her Broadway debut in Aprile 1989 as Winona Shook in Cy Coleman's Welcome to the Club. For her performance she wan a Theatre World Award. This wis follaeed bi her appearance in the oreeginal Off-Broadway production o Richard Maltby, Jr. an David Shire's Closer Than Ever at the Cherry Lane Theatre. A creetical success, the show ran for 312 performances an a CD recordin wis made on the RCA Victor label.
Mayes next appeared as Ilona Ritter in a revival o Jerry Bock's She Loves Me at the Roundabout Theatre in 1993. The production muivit tae the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway the follaein year, an Mayes garnered Tony an Drama Desk Award nominations for her performance. Efter She Loves Me closed in Juin, Mayes appeared as Brunnhilde in Jim Luigs's Das Barbecu at the Minetta Lane Theatre the follaein hairst. In 1995 she appeared as Mrs. MacAfee in the televeesion movie version o Bye Bye Birdie wi Jason Alexander, Vanessa L. Williams, Marc Kudisch, an Chynna Phillips. The follaein year she played a small role in Harold Becker's film City Hall. In 1997 she appeared at the Queens Theatre in the Park in a production o Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me A Little.
In 2000 Mayes appeared Off-Broadway as Keely in James Hindman's creetically acclaimit muisical Pete 'n' Keely. For her performance she wis nominatit for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. That same year she appeared in a sma role in the film Double Parked. In 2001 she returned tae the Queens Theatre in the Park tae appear in the play Decade an she appeared in the muisical review The Broadway Musicals of 1943 at Town Hall. She toured the Unitit States in a production o Claudia Shear's and James Lapine's Dirty Blonde an aw an appeared on Sex and the City in the episode Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda. In 2002 she guest starred on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Brenda in the episode Crazy. In 2003 she returned tae Broadway as Aunt Corene in the muisical Urban Cowboy, earnin a third Drama Desk Award nomination. In 2005 she appeared in the ensemble o the film The Producers.
When Mayes isna wirkin as an actress, she maintains a busy schedule as a concert an cabaret sangster in New York Ceety. Stephen Holden o The New York Times wrote in a 2001 review, "There is hardly a cabaret performer in New York who couldn't learn something from Sally Mayes. The plucky platinum-haired singer and actress embodies a hard-shelled professionalism that is too often missing from the nightclub stage. Alternately sparkly and brassy, and exuding a determined can-do energy, Ms. Mayes often suggests a contemporary cabaret descendant of Ginger Rogers."
She is marriet tae Bob Renino an haes ane son, Ben Robert, who is the joy an pride o her life.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Nemy, Enid (December 15, 1989). "On Stage". New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
- Sally Mayes, Brent Spiner, Robert Wuhl Set for University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance Tribute Event by David Gordon. TheaterMania Theater News, 6 Aug 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- Rich, Frank (April 14, 1989). "Review/Theater; 'Welcome to the Club,' A Musical About Divorce". New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
- Holden, Stephen (February 25, 1990). "RECORDINGS; 'Closer Than Ever' Is One From the Heart". New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
- Biography of Sally Mayes at www.filmreference.com
- Holden, Stephen (November 14, 2001). "CABARET REVIEW; Channeling Ginger Rogers in a Seriocomic Dating History". New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009.