Gay Marshall Returns to the Metropolitan Room

BA FBcopieMay 11 – New York – Gay Marshall brings her acclaimed concert, Gay Marshall Sings PIAF, back to the Metropolitan Room on Friday, May 20th at 7pm, featuring music from her Billboard Top World Album, Gay Marshall sings PIAF la vie l’amour Her vivacious and wholly original take on Édith Piaf presents the iconic star as a versatile powerhouse of heartwarming and heartbreaking emotion. Full of personality and humor,  Marshall delivers the dramatic repertoire – including her own English adaptations – with stirring authenticity, and not a hint of imitation. Her song selection is an unusual mix of the well known (L’Accordeoniste and Padam Padam) and the rare (Avec Ce Soleil and The Lady From Pigalle) with superb accompaniment by Tracy Stark. Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd Street, NYC. Phone 212.206.0440 for reservations or to purchase online, visit:

“An enchanting performer who sings with heart stirring transparency and possesses some of Piaf’s spirit as well as the throbbing mixture of steel and cotton in the voice.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Marshall recently starred in Piaf: A Centennial Celebration at Town Hall, produced by Daniel Nardicio, It Was a Very Good Year at Carnegie Hall, produced by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, and Scott Siegel’s Edith Piaf: An All Star Celebration at 54 Below. She’ll be featured in the benefit, Night of a Thousand Judys, on June 6th at Merkin Hall.

“A definitive Piaf interpreter, diminutive but mighty Gay Marshall, resounded in spirit and song with ‘Pigalle,’ ‘La Foule’ and ‘L’Accordeoniste.’ “ Sandi Durell, Theater Pizzazz

“She interpreted the unfolding, emotional narratives in ‘Pigalle’ and ‘L’Accordeoniste’ with moving depth.”  Beck Feibelman, The Clyde Fitch Report

Gay Marshall played Diana Morales in A Chorus Line on Broadway (a role she left to move to Paris, where she married photographer and Man on Wire accomplice, Jean Louis Blondeau), and originated the role of Grizabella in the French production of Cats. Her one woman show, If I Were Me…, about her experiences of being an American living among the French, was voted #2 On The Fringe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her first show about Piaf, titled La Vie l’Amour, played successful engagements at The Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Dayton’s Victory Theater and The Missouri Rep.

Marshall’s Edinburgh Fringe showand runs in The Baker’s Wife at Goodspeed, The Papermill Playhouse and The York Theatre led her back to New York, where she re-captured the attention of New York audiences with her performance in the Zipper Theater’s revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris.

Cabaret Scenes described the debut of her show, PIAF: Queen of Heart as “mesmerizing,” and wrote, “Gay Marshall amazes at every turn as she embodies the passion, spirit, joy, humor and tragedy of Piaf.” wrote, “Marshall fiercely inhabits every song.”

Gay Marshall’s CD, Gay Marshall sings PIAF la vie l’amouris available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and other digital retailers.

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Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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