Mary Faber

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For the English writer, see Mary Eliza Kennard.
Mary Faber
Born Mary Benton Faber
August, 8, 1979
Greenville, North Carolina
Occupation Stage actress

Mary Faber (born in Greenville, North Carolina), August 8, 1979 is an American singer, actress, and dancer. Faber graduated from the Governor's School for the Arts and Brandeis University.

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.

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