Theatre West Presents

The Voice of Hollywood

A Theatre West Benefit Concert

Four Performances Only!
A Multi-Media Special Event
with the Legendary Marni Nixon!

OCTOBER 19, 20, 21 and 22
Thurs-Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 2pm

Tickets range from $45 to $65

Call 323-851-7977
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 Directed by
Alan Bailey

Musical Director
Brad Ellis

Theatre West Executive Director
John Gallogly

Don’t miss this rare, thrilling opportunity
to see a Hollywood musical legend, live.
Marni Nixon IS The Voice of Hollywood

Photograph of Ms. Nixon by Carol Rosegg
Graphics by Doug Haverty

All Shows at Theatre West are Wheelchair Accessible. Bathrooms are not Wheelchair Accessible.





A limited number of items autographed by Marni Nixon, including her newly published memoir , "I Could Have Sung All Night” (Watson Guptill), CDs and DVDs, will be available for purchase in the theatre lobby. You can also purchase thos book through Amazon. Go to Amazon through this link and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to Theatre West at no extra cost to you!

Marni Nixon - Clips

Theatre West alum Marni Nixon talking about her career, with film clips featuring her voice dubbing for Natalie Wood, Deborah Kerr and Audrey Hepburn in West Side Story, The King and I and My Fair Lady. Also clips from Mulan, Mary Poppins, and a TV appearance with Liberace.

Marni Nixon - To Tell The Truth Appearance

Theatre West alum Marni Nixon on "To Tell The Truth".


Many of the greatest Hollywood movie musicals of all time share one thing one in common: The glorious singing voice of Marni Nixon. It is her singing that you hear for Natalie Wood in "West Side Story,” for Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady,” for Deborah Kerr in "The King and I” and "An Affair to Remember,” for Margaret O’Brien in "The Secret Garden,” for Marie Windsor in "Dakota Lil,” singing the high notes for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” and appearing on camera herself (as Sister Sophia) in "The Sound of Music.” You also hear the voice of Marni Nixon singing as animated characters in Disney film classics like "Mary Poppins” and "Mulan.”

A native of Altadena, Ms. Nixon began as a child actress, sang with the Roger Wagner Chorale, and in her late teens appeared in a succession of plays at the Pasadena Playhouse. Hollywood beckoned, as she became the greatest "ghost-singer” ever in the history of the medium.

She has also enjoyed a busy stage career in New York, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role in the off-Broadway show "Taking My Turn.” Her Broadway shows include "Nine,” "Follies,” "James Joyce’s The Dead,” and "The Girl in Pink Tights.”

Trained in opera, Ms. Nixon also sang for the great figures of the classical music world, from Arnold Schonberg to Igor Stravinsky to Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein championed her cause, offering to relinquish some of his own compensation when she was initially excluded from the royalty pool of the soundtrack album of "West Side Story,” itself the best-selling LP of all time until the 1984 release of Michael Jackson’s "Thriller.”

Long based in New York, this former Theatre West member returns home to its stage for a long weekend of four performances in her very own show, "Marni Nixon: The Voice of Hollywood.” The multimedia show will include a backdrop of clips from Ms. Nixon’s famous films, as she sings and evokes the greatest moments of movie musical history.

This will be an exclusive opportunity to see Ms. Nixon in her only scheduled Los Angeles area concert appearances for Fall, 2006.

Press/media contact: Philip Sokoloff, (626) 683-9205