Mary Reilly is an accomplished performer, currently residing in the D.C.-Baltimore metro area. She grew up singing at her mother's piano in Chicago and has been singing various forms of music ever since. In 2005, she joined the Washington, D.C. Cabaret Network and found herself at home in the world of cabaret. Known for her rich vocal quality and sparkling stage presence, she shares unique interpretations of a wide range of music -- gems from the Great American Songbook, Motown, rock, blues, country and musical theater. Mary selects the music that best helps her tell her story and connect with her audience.
After numerous ensemble performances, Mary premiered her first solo show, “Here We Are At Last” in 2011, performing at Germano’s Cabaret in Baltimore and later went on to perform the show in New York City at The Metropolitan Room and in Chicago at Davenport's Cabaret.
Mary debuted her newest show, "Playing for Keeps" at Germano's Cabaret in Baltimore in November 2013. She will be returning there to reprise this highly praised performance on May 16, 2014 and is also scheduled to appear at the Metropolitan Room in New York on May 3 2014 and Davenport's Cabaret in Chicago on June 7, 2014.
Mary's earlier performances include appearances in "Spring Is” and “Somewhere There’s Music”, at the Corner Store in Washington and in “The Sweetest Sounds – The Music of Richard Rodgers” at Sotta Sopra in Baltimore. She has performed several times in the annual D.C. Cabaret Network's Members Showcase and has appeared in benefits for the Capital Hill Arts Workshop. She also performs occasionally with a Baltimore-based folk/rock group.
Mary has studied cabaret with a host of talented performers and musicians including Amanda McBroom, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Sally Martin, Christopher Denny, Barry Kleinbort, Lina Koutrakos, Rick Jensen, Lennie Watts, Shelley Markham, David Gaines, Jackie Presti and Susan Denny.
In 2010, she was selected to participate in the Perry Mansfield Art of Cabaret Workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.