The New York Times calls her 'incandescent, deliciously saucy.' People Magazine describes her as 'the kind of rich theatrical voice that elevates a show tune.' And Time Magazine says 'Sally Mayes renders songs as richly nuanced as one-act plays.’
Sally made her Broadway debut in Cy Coleman’s Welcome To The Club. Her performance won critical praise along with a Theater World Award and Outer Critics Circle nomination as one of Broadway's Outstanding Newcomers. On Broadway, Sally is perhaps best known for her performance in the Roundabout Theater revival of She Love ME for which she won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Sally appeared as Aunt Corene in Urban Cowboy (Drama Desk nomination). She drew raves as Mae West in the National Tour of Dirty Blone and also appeared in the Broadway revival of Steel Magnolias. Sally starred in several Off-Broadway productions including Closer Than Ever (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Das Barbeci, and Pete N’ Keely (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical), among others.
Sally's nightclub appearances have garnered her rave reviews from coast to coast, she has been nominated for twelve Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Awards, and has won two Back Stage BISTRO awards for excellence in cabaret and recording.
“A singer of incandescent ebullience ... deliciously saucy. —THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Yes, Virginia, with singers like Sally Mayes around, there is still truth, talent, and timeless good taste. You just have to know where to look. Sunny and vibrant ... she can swing jazz, belt show tunes and lull you into a stupor of ecstasy with gentle ballads, and her musical craft seems to know no limitations. An eclectic act that radiates joy, love, warmth and an awesome range and versatility- Rex Reed, NEW YORK OBSERVER
"Sally Mayes can belt a song like Ethel Merman wished she could’ve, like Streisand used to before she forgot she was a Brooklyn girl, and then get this, Sally switched gears and sang a ballad with such conviction and emotion I’m certain Judy was listenin’.”
Nite Spot Nights are co-sponsored by Milford Arts Council and Pantochino Productions. An eclectic collection of unique musical performances, these revues feature Broadway's best and most popular tunes performed by top notch artists, bands, comedy, and more.
A collection of musical performances by some the hottest stars of New York City's cabaret scene, these evenings are presented in a cabaret style listening room at the MAC.
All Nite Spot Nights are BYOEEE – Bring Your Own Everything Except the Entertainment. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks are also available in the Speakeasy Lounge.
The MAC has been called “the sweetest little theatre along the Connecticut shoreline.”