TJ ARMAND MUSIC LLC
Mary Bridget Davies, is a distinguished American singer and actress who has etched her name in the annals of musical history with her powerhouse vocals and captivating performances. Renowned as a Tony Award nominee for her lead role in "A Night with Janis Joplin," Davies will be reprising her role as Janis Joplin on her London-West End debut in August 2024 and is set to embark on the soon to be announced U.S. leg of her "Don't Compromise Yourself Tour”, promoting her critically acclaimed first live album Freedom Of My Mind (Live at Power Station NYC).
Born into the world of performance, Davies initially trained as a dancer before transitioning to singing and acting. Her journey began in the early 2000s when she started singing at blues jams in Cleveland. In 2005, she secured the lead role in a touring production of "Love, Janis”. She has also toured in Europe with Janis Joplin's original band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. A highlight of her career came with the lead role in "A Night with Janis Joplin," earning her a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. This marked the beginning of a series of accolades, including a Helen Hayes Award nomination in 2013 and numerous Blues Blast Award nominations. She is also a winner of the 2014 LA Outer Critic’s Circle Award and 2014 Theater World Award.
In 2019, Davies recorded an album entitled Stay With Me: The Reimagined Songs of the late Jerry Ragovoy - legendary songwriter who co-wrote the Joplin classics Piece Of My Heart and Cry Baby. One of the featured songs on the album, on which her upcoming tour’s title is based, was Don’t Compromise Yourself - a song Mr. Ragovoy wrote for Janis Joplin but due to her untimely death, she never had a chance to record it. Davies also recorded the acoustic version of the song on her latest album.
In 2022, Davies starred as Virginia Woolf in the developmental readings of A Room Of One’s Own, a play with original music at New York’s legendary cabaret 54 Below and The Public Theater’s Joe’s Pub. The original songs written specifically for Davies by the award-winning TJ Armand and Mark Berman, are featured in her latest album, along with the unplugged versions of Janis Joplin classics.
In 2023, her hometown welcomed her back with the lead role as Narrator of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Beck Theater's sold-out production ended the year for Davies - and the Jospeh team led by Director Scott Spence - on a high note.
Beyond the stage, Mary Bridget Davies is a dedicated advocate for women's rights. As a single mother and caregiver, Davies draws from personal experiences, using her platform to champion women's voices. Her latest studio album was dedicated to her late sister Christine, lost to suicide in 2019. Davies’ career is a testament to resilience, passion, and an unwavering dedication to empowering women through her art.
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