4 Girls 4: A Christmas Together is a fabulous and fun show that features four famous females! What a way to celebrate the holidays!
SD: How did the idea for 4 Girls 4 Christmas happen?
MM: Besides me, we have Andrea McArdle, Broadway’s original “Annie,” Donna McKechnie, “A Chorus Line”, and Faith Prince, “Guys & Dolls.” The show is like a continuation of the original 4 Girls that included the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Helen O’Connell, Rose Maria, and Kaye Balllard. We have been touring together for over a year. It has been more fun than any one person should experience. It is really a love fest.
SD: What is it like sharing the stage with the leading ladies of Broadway?
MM: It’s absolutely wonderful! As a group, we sing together at the beginning and at the end. We then each have time for solo performances. It has been a really wonder experience. We have worked it so there is no pressure and are still able to pursue other work.
SD: Do you have a favorite Christmas to sing?
MM: It is “The Christmas Song.” Mel Tormé was my mentor and friend. Mel and Bob Wells wrote the song within 20 minutes on a hot and sunny day.
SD: What is your favorite Christmas memory?
MM: I have two favorite Christmas memories. Getting my first dog, Nicodemus, he was a boxer. My first guitar – I lobbied hard and long for it. We always opened our presents after midnight service on Christmas Eve. After all the presents were open and I did not get my guitar, I remember saying all my presents were great (not really meaning it). My dad then ran upstairs and said “look what Santa forgot to place under the tree.” It was my guitar!
SD: What is next for you? Are you working on anything new?
MM: I will be performing “Sing, My Sisters, Sing” in New York next February It’s my new show celebrating women singer/songwriters from the 60s to the 80s, including Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Laura Nyro, plus a nod to my early singing sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday. Also, I am currently working on recording a spiritual album.