Mary Faber

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For the English writer, see Mary Eliza Kennard.
Mary Faber
Born Mary Benton Faber
Greenville, North Carolina
Occupation Stage actress

Mary Faber (born in Greenville, North Carolina), is an American singer, actress, and dancer. Faber graduated from the Governor's School for the Arts and Brandeis University. She is married to the musician Gabe Witcher, best-known for playing fiddle in the progressive bluegrass group the Punch Brothers.

Stage career[edit]

Faber made her Broadway debut on December 26, 2005, replacing Stephanie D'Abruzzo in the musical Avenue Q. She played the big-hearted Kate Monster and the easy Lucy T. Slut. Starting October 30, 2006, she took a leave of absence from Avenue Q to appear as Clea in the Playwright's Horizon's production of Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky. Faber returned to Avenue Q on December 19, 2006. Faber's last appearance in Avenue Q was on October 9, 2008.

Faber has appeared in off-Broadway shows including Saved! at Playwright's Horizons, Slut, and The Tutor. Faber also previously worked in the TheatreWorks musical Junie B. Jones. Mary helped to develop the character of Natalie in Feeling Electric (which would eventually be redeveloped into the Pulitzer Prize winning Next to Normal).[1] She starred in The Corn is Green alongside Kate Burton at the Huntington Theater in Boston. Between theater jobs, Faber is known to moonlight at improvisational clubs including the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Riot Act, and The Second City.

Faber originated the role of Heather in the musical American Idiot while the show was being developed at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.[2] She continued the role of Heather[3] from the opening of its Broadway run until December 12, 2010.[4]

She starred as Smitty in the 2011 revival How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying alongside Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette, from the opening of the run until February 26, 2012.

Faber has a recurring role on Parks and Recreation as Pawnee restaurant lobbyist Kathryn Pinewood and has also made guest appearances on Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Good Wife Natalie Episode: "Poisoned Pill"
2011 Nurse Jackie Maureen Episode: "Have You Met Mr. Jones?"
2012 Red Short film
2012–2014 Parks and Recreation Kathryn Pinewood 6 episodes
2013 The Uncivil War Video short
2013 Marvel Heroes Jean DeWolff, She-Hulk, Spider-Girl Video game
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Local Population Video game
2014 Elder Scrolls Online Female Breton #1, Female Bosmer #1 Video game
2014 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Medusa, Crystal Episode: "Inhuman Nature"
2015 Ultimate Spider-Man Medusa Episode: "Inhumanity"
2015 The Brink Ashley

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musical Workshop of Feeling Electric, About a Frazzled Family, Stars a Bat Boy and a Lois Lane in Seattle". Playbill. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Berkeley Rep announces cast for Green Day's 'American Idiot'". latimes.com. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cast for the Broadway Mounting of Green Day’s American Idiot Will Include John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands and Michael Esper - The Broadway Musical Blog - Musical theater news and gossip from the Great White Way". The Broadway Musical Blog - Musical theater news and gossip from the Great White Way. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Dan Bacalzo (14 December 2010). "Jeanna de Waal Replaces Mary Faber in Broadway's American Idiot". theatermania. Retrieved 20 January 2015.