Maureen Kelley Stewart is an American cabaret singer, actress and live performance artist. Winner of the prestigious Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Hanson Award, she has presented a number of beautifully crafted salutes to iconic Great American Songbook composers, lyricists and singers including E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Lerner & Loewe, Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, Bing Crosby, and others. She enjoys collaborating with with noted Musical Directors Don Rebic, Tedd Firth, Daryl Kojak, Alex Rybeck, David Maiocco, John McMahon, and a cherished 13-year collaboration with the late Dick Gallagher.
Maureen is a graduate of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, Iowa’s Clarke University, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Cabaret Symposium. In addition to innumerable appearances in Manhattan cabarets (The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Eighty-Eights, Don’t Tell Mama, Metropolitan Room, Danny’s Skylight Room, Judy’s Chelsea, Helen’s Hideaway and others), Maureen has appeared at New York’s Town Hall for the Mabel Mercer Foundation as well as over twenty performances at the national historic landmark resort, Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz, NY). Her CD, “Seventeen on Mars”, is available through CDBaby.com.
Maureen’s CD, “Seventeen on Mars” features an eclectic mix of classic popular standards from the Great American Songbook, plus the works of contemporary songwriters. Available at CDBaby.com, the album includes songs by Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour, EY Harburg & Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen & Truman Capote, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Louis Rosen & Thom Bishop, Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, George & Ira Gershwin, Carole Bayer Sager & Marvin Hamlisch, Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, Barry Harman & Keith Herrmann, John Bucchino, Peter Allen, Johnny Burke and others.
Musical Direction and all arrangements by Dick Gallagher.