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Mary is also a regular performer at Maxwell DeMille's Cicada Club, an immersive "vintage" jazz venue that seeks to re-create the experience of high-end supper clubs in the 1920s through the 1950s.  In addition to headlining her own show, Mary is a familiar face to fans of Richard Halpern's Hollywood Cavalcade, the Johnny Holiday Show, and Dean Mora's Orchestra.  

Although she can light up a giant stage, Mary is passionate about the art of performing in intimate venues. Her first solo cabaret show, Shall We Dance? was mounted to critical and audience acclaim. Her long-awaited new work, Wanderlust, will premiere in March 2024 at the Gardenia in Hollywood.

Los Angeles based singer Mary Stanford is a rare performer who is equally at home performing classical arias, show tunes and jazz standards. Armed with an impressive four octave vocal range, classical training, and an engaging stage presence honed from a lifetime in musical theater,  Mary has built a reputation as a performer to watch. Yet beneath her glamorous exterior lies the heart of a true nerd whose passion is keeping the Great American Songbook alive.

Mary is a frequent performer with the Los Angeles Lawyers' Philharmonic and their big band, Gary Greene, Esq. & His Big Band of Barristers.  One of her proudest moments was performing "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins at Disney Concert Hall at the request of it's composer, Richard Sherman.  The following year, she had the master class of a lifetime when she appeared at Royce Hall with the great Dick Van Dyke. 

As the definition of an over-achiever, Mary is also a "multi-hyphenate" writer, director, dramaturg, and theater/film historian. Her series of articles for were praised by Ad Week as a fascinating view into the world of young Hollywood. She holds a degree in Theater Production/ Administration from Emerson College in Boston, and has worked behind-the-scenes for companies including the La Jolla Playhouse, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and Disney.

And in her spare time, Mary enjoys sleeping.

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