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Mary Bracken Phillips

Mary Bracken Phillips

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    MARY BRACKEN PHILLIPS Lyricist/Librettist

    Is a Broadway veteran who's credits include Martha Jefferson in "1776" and Grace Farrell in "Annie". Nominated for a 1992 Tony Award for her lyrics for the Broadway musical "Metro". OFF BROADWAY: Book and lyrics: "Cradle Song", Musical Theatre Works, Goodspeed At Chester, Theatre at St. Peter's Church, NYC. Contributing writer: "A My Name is Still Alice" w Stephan Schwartz composing. Productions: Old Globe Theatre, Second Stage, NYC. REGIONAL: Book and lyrics: "Brimstone" W Jan Mulaney composing, N.E.A. development grant, 1993. Productions: Berkshire Theatre Festival 1994, Willows Theatre, 1998, Majestic Theatre, 2002, Campbell Cabaret, Martinez CA. Recipient of nine Bay Area Critics' Awards including "Best Musical". Book and lyrics: "Silver Dollar" with Jack Murphy composing. Productions: Goodspeed at Chester, Stage One, Wichita KA, Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven, NJ. Selected by Star Ledger as one of the “Top Ten” productions of 2007. Book and lyrics: "Mountain Days" with Craig Bohmler composing. Winner 2002 Bay Area Critics' Award "Best Original Book and Lyrics". Premiere: Chronicle Pavilion, 2001. Productions 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005: John Muir Theatre, Martinez CA. "The Haunting Of Winchester", Book and lyrics with Craig Bohmler composing: Production: San Jose Rep. San Jose CA. "Sacagawea" with Craig Bohmler composing. 2003 N.E.A. development grant. Workshop: Village Originals Festival of New Musicals”. World premiere: Alhambra Performing Arts Center, Martinez CA. "The Playwright and the Patriot" : Semi Finalist O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Sundance Theatre Institute. Ms Phillips has an MFA from the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and The League of Professional Theatre Women.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education


    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • LA/Southern California
    • San Francisco/Northern California
    • Chicago/Midwest
    • Seattle/Pacific NW

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Theatrical Bookwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

    Primary Instruments

    • Voice


    • GarageBand


    • BMI