Mary Jo McConnell has been a passionate performing artist for three decades. She served as a Captain in the United States Army Nurse Corps, which helped to establish her casting niche "nuns and nurses". Her goal is to inspire through storytelling.
Layoff day 5! Wonderful coaching with @clydeascope713/more Brooklyn errands/happy hour(s) with @rondestefano and @imgisela/then a magical musical journey featuring veteran & musician Val Vigoda/packed up the luggage la la la. #ernestshackleton
Wow-just wow. So happy to see @sillsla @angelreda @tallysessions @girolmo not to mention Ms. Lupone & Ms. Ebersole who are stunning! #warpaint
Diary of a lay-off Day 4: errands in Brooklyn/a visit with my hair god @timothyjohnssalon Date night with @themichaelkushner to see the engaging Oslo at Lincoln Center #lincolncenter
Deadline Wednesday 5/24 5 pm EST AEA members please vote! Thanks to all who are running & to all who have served.
Diary of a lay-off Day 3: John got good medical news today! Proud to say the RNs were the stars of the day with information and support! #grateful
Diary of a layoff day 1: Chinese food/unpack the luggage la-la-la/mani-pedi/audition prep/sleep in your own bed with husband Depicted: Day 2 more audition prep/actual live audition/acting class w my amazing fellow veterans of Bedlam Outreach/wine & chocolate fondue w @carmowoo & @88zelima88 #comaraderie
Nothing like a collection of headshots to track the progression of your "being"!
🎶Come to my garden 🎶 -a beautiful welcome home from Brooklyn and my husband! #noplacelikehome
Honey-I'm coming home! #sixdaylayoff #startyourengines
Farewell Cleveland! NYC-I'm coming back(for 5 days) #freakyfriday
This wonderful woman being hugged is the one and only Kate Berry. She died unexpectedly today. She was the Deloris dresser on the first national tour of "Sister Act" and my friend. Every day I come to the theatre and she'd say "what ya got for me today?" I would sing 8-16 bars of whatever song would pop in my head. 🎶I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places...🎶 Keep those angel robes white and pressed. ❤️
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Here at The Velvet Tango in Cleveland! #velvetangoroom
Many of you know that I am a Board Member for The Musical Theatre Factory and how much this organization means to me. When I was recovering from the injuries I sustained in a car accident and couldn't be on stage or in front of a camera-this fledgling organization saved my artistic soul. This month we are celebrating our third birthday and today is our benefit "Factory Tour"! I'm in Cleveland with "Freaky Friday", but have taken over the MTF Instagram account for the day to spread the love and share the excitement over the great work we have incubated. None of this would be possible without the spirit/leadership of @shakeenz. Please hop over to @mtfmusicals and check out what we do. Share and spread the word #mtfmusicals
More fun at Progressive Field! #cleveland
Beautiful night off at Progressive Field Cleveland #cleveland
Pat & Denny Linhart drove from Cincinnati to see "Freaky Friday"! Then dinner at Greenhouse Tavern-took a picture of the outside only to have my cast mates text me that if I looked closely-I'd see them in the window! Chocolate ganache cake/proseco back at the apartment. Turned a usually somber Mothers' Day into a joyful one. #gottahavefriends
Happy Mother's Day in heaven mom, Aunt Pauline, Aunt Olga, Doska, Ann, Dorothy, Yvonne. I miss you all and think of you often for being moms to me! ❤️#mothersday
Shout out to @tonyneidenbach on his @freakyfridaymusical debut tonight as Adam! Bonus: he was on with Fletcher understudy @tominator24 who just threw in a great lick during "Women and Sandwiches"! Not to mention @jmenass1 for rescuing actors in a maze of periactoids and last but not least: @jrembert2 as a very ernest teenager #hihotheglamorouslife
A full "extra" day off: audition self-tape, errands, laundry, cooked--the best part? Seeing your friend's @fabiopolanco dress rehearsal for Eric Coble's new work "These Mortal Hosts" @cleveplayhouse. What a beautiful, committed performance he and his fellow cast-mates delivered of Mr. Coble's stimulating play. 👏🏻👏🏻