PETER MAC AS JUDY GARLAND
CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED & AWARD WINNING TRIBUTE ARTIST
Iconic star of stage and screen Judy Garland comes alive when acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac steps into her ruby slippers. For decades, Mac, a self-described "male actress," has been performing his seriously fun and loving Judy Garland Live in Concert shows to critical acclaim. He's renowned for his dead-on renditions of Garland standards, as well as for his bringing a nuanced glimpse to her complex personality and inner life. In fact, he was awarded the 2012 Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award by Garland's co-stars Mickey Rooney and Margaret O'Brien for his respectful, stunningly accurate portrayal. You'll see Mac as Garland reminisce about her storied life, from Hollywood's golden age to her comeback concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Palace and her friendship with JFK. You never know what Hollywood legends will drop by, so settle in for this intimate cabaret concert opening at the Producers Club in the Grand Theatre on April 14, 2018.
PETER MAC AS
LIVE, IN CONCERT!
(New York, NY) It is 96th Anniversary of the birth of the brilliant Judy Garland. As such it feels entirely appropriate to rediscover the music and legacy of Hollywood's golden age songbird. Vegas Theatricals is presenting critically-acclaimed Tribute Artist Peter Mac in his award-winning musical recreation of a flawless triumphant 1960's-era Judy Garland. All sung live. No lip syncing with this incredible performer.
PETER MAC AS JUDY GARLAND
The entire show is sung live by Peter Mac - direct from his debut in Las Vegas - who has won awards and critical-acclaim for his accurate and loving portrayal of the woman Tony Bennett called "The World's Greatest Entertainer." Though June 22, 2017 marked the 48th Anniversary of Judy's untimely passing at the tender age of 47. Mac treats Judy as if she never left us. Mac has traveled across the country. Most recently he performed an every week 2 year full-time sold out run in Boston at the legendary nightclub Club Cafe in a venue specifically redesigned as a dinner theatre to house Peter's performances.
Friends, family and fans of Peter have lauded his performances. At one of the many nights that Academy Award winner Margaret O'Brien attended a performance of Peter as Judy, she brought Peter a note and said to read it onstage, but not beforehand. The note read, "Have a great opening! Sorry we couldn't be with you tonight. All the best on a successful run. Love, Joey Luft and Liza Minnelli."
Talk about emotional. The Garland heirs are very wary of Judy impersonators - especially in the gay community - because they often play up or make up negative aspects of her life. Mac puts it best: "Judy's perceived problems were a very small thread in a very large tapestry in an AMAZING life and career. And that's not why Judy's so loved and well remembered. She was not a tragic figure."
Judy Garland Live in Concert! is a loving and affectionate tribute to the World's Greatest Entertainer. It is indeed both critically acclaimed and award winning. Peter Mac as Judy Garland won the prestigious Southern Motion Picture Council Award for his "Live Performances as the Great Judy Garland". The award was presented to him by Margaret O'Brien and the late great Mickey Rooney in a gala celebration. Mickey Rooney in his presentation speech about Peter as Judy said onstage to a capacity audience: "This is beyond an imitation. Peter Mac is Phenomenal!"
PETER MAC SINGING LIVE AS JUDY GARLAND
Filmed live at Club Cafe in Boston 2017.
PETER MAC AS JUDY GARLAND IN HER BIO CABARET: GET HAPPY AT CLUB CAFE IN BOSTON
Starring the fabulous Peter Mac as Judy Garland, the East Coast debut of Get Happy! takes audiences on a cabaret journey through the superstar's life -- from her days in vaudeville to her illustrious film career at MGM and her concert comebacks in the '50s and '60s. Los Angeles' premier Judy Garland tribute artist, Peter Mac has been channeling the great Garland to audience and critical acclaim for over a decade, winning the 2012 Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award for his loving and stunningly accurate portrayal. A toe-tapping cabaret in two acts, Get Happy! is a musical 94th birthday celebration for Judy Garland featuring all of the Garland standards you love best. Featuring the typography of the remarkable Raphael Geroni.
PETER MAC AS JUDY GARLAND BEING COMPLIMENTED BY ACADEMY AWARD WINNER MARGARET O'BRIEN
Margaret O'Brien asked to speak at the end of this sold out show where Peter Mac portrays Judy Garland. Judy takes you on a musical journey including all the costumes and wigs from vaudeville through MGM to the TV and concert appearances and her enduring legacy. The show is called Get Happy and it is a multimedia musical experience available for booking nationally.
PETER MAC BEING INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE MYTH OF "OWNING" JUDY GARLAND, AND THE CHALLENGES OF CREATING HIS OWN ART.
"Hamlet is nobody's role. Anymore than Judy Garland is anybody's role." ~ Peter Mac, June 2017
Peter Mac as Judy Garland on the mythology that anyone person can portray or own the portraying of Judy Garland LIVE on stage.
He stressed the importance of conveying the positive loving Judy Garland that her friends and family cherished.
He mentions other talented people who have played Judy Garland expertly. Including the magnificent: Isabel Keating; Julie Shepard; Judy Davis; Craig Russell; and the late great Jim Bailey who passed away far too soon at the age of 77 in 2015 .
Judy lived to be only 47, Peter turned 35 a few weeks ago, and he will continue to protect and promote the positive legacy of Judy Garland - as long as he is able - on and off the stage.