“this songstress, with her unique voice, shook my world when I heard her "
― M. L. M., The Huffington Post
marie-claire giraud was born on the island of Dominica in The Caribbean, grew up in The Bronx, NYC, studied opera singing in Rome, Italy, and debuted at Carnegie Hall. She has performed on world stage singing, opera, jazz, and musical theater at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, United Nations, Summerstage, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and HB Studio to name a few.
Marie-Claire is also a composer collaborating on a song cycle with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison and creating her very own style where she mixes her operatic vocals with other genres of music.
A firm believer in giving back MC reaches out to underprivileged children and young adults in her community of the South Bronx and whenever she tours locally, nationally, and internationally with awards from the NAACP, City of New York, and New York State Senate.
Brave Hearts for Broadway
“Holidays from the heart”
Stream on December 16
at 7:00 pm et on playbill.com
video performance by local frontline and essential workers
RAISING MONEY TO SUPPORT PERFORMING ARTS PROFESSIONALS
Brave Hearts for Broadway teams up again with The Actors Fund,
the national human services organization that provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals, to present Holidays from the Heart, a special streamed event to celebrate the holiday season and support The Fund, giving back to the performing arts. Frontline and essential workers, along with their theater friends, will sing and dance their way through notable tunes and a few surprises celebrating everything from Christmas to Kwanzaa. This unforgettable event will be available to stream on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 PM ET on Playbill.com.
This special event will be free to watch with donations encouraged at actorsfund.org/BraveHearts. Watch the trailer here. Watch a sneak preview of The FrontLine Choir and Friends here.
In addition to The FrontLine Choir and Friends, the event will feature appearances from Broadway and Hollywood talent including Judy Norton, Judy Kuhn, Daryl Roth, Laurie Metcalf, Marie-Claire Giraud, Ann Harada, Deborah Tranelli, Isabella Cascarano, Allyson Tucker-Mitchell, Devin Ilaw, N’Kenge, Shoshana Bean and more.