One of her first theatrical experience was appearing with the entire MacREA Family
(parents Gordon and Sheila, sister Meredith and brother Gar and Bruce ) in the
Starlight Theatre’s production of Annie Get Your Gun in Kansas City.
After attending Colorado Woman’s College, where she majored in Theatre Arts, Ms. MacRAE moved to New York City to pursue her career. She made her Broadway debut as Abra in the musical version of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Here’s Where I Belong. She then joined the Broadway cast of the hit musical Hair in the role of Sheila, a role she repeated at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami.
Other Broadway appearances include Faith in Tina Howe’s Costal Disturbances
And Dr. Charlotte in the Tony Award winning musical Falsetto’s a role she created in the off-Broadway production of Falsettoland. She reprised this role in the national tour and in Los Angeles at the Doolitle Theatre. She played Cookie in the national tour of Neil Simon’s Rumors, appeared as Mary Magdalene in the spectacular musical Jesus Christ Super Star when it was presented at Los Angeles” Universal Amphitheatre and again for the San Jose Civic Light Opera Company.
Off-Broadway, she was seen as The Girl in the Circle Repertory’s production of The Hot Baltimore, Hallie in Emily at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Madeline in Abie’s Irish Rose and Helen in Stars In Your Eyes. Other theatrical credits include Mary in Merrily We Roll Along, Heather in I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road. She has played leading roles in A>R> Gurney’s Children and The Dining Room.
She starred in many TV shows and Movies made for TV and has appeared in feature films such as Life with Mickey; Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask: Bang The Drum Slowly and A Perfect Couple.
Ms. MacCRAE has performed her highly acclaimed Club Act throughout the United States: in LA, New York, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Miami where she won a CARBONELL AWARD for best pop act. She has also performed at the Roxy in LA with KEEPING ‘EM OFF THE STREETS, a group produced by Robert Altman. She appeared in the revue I LOVE NEW YORK at Rainbow & Stars in N.Y.C.
In 1999 she received both the Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) Award for Best Female Vocalist and Backstage Bistro Award for Song For My Father, a tribute to her father Gordon.
Her recordings are: SONGS FOR MY FATHER; I CHOOSE LOVE; FALSETTOLAND; MY NAME WILL ALWAYS BE ALICE; I LOVE NEW YORK AND OVER THE RAINBOW: The music of Harold Arlen.