Marcy Harriell

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Marcy Harriell
Marcy Harriell - Montclair Film Festival 2019 - Credit Neil Grabowsky.jpg
Marcy Harriell - Montclair Film Festival 2019
  • Actress
  • singer
  • show host
  • fashion designer
  • writer
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Robert Harriell

Marcy Harriell is an American actress, singer and writer. She is best known for her appearances on Broadway, starring in the Tony Award winning musicals In the Heights and Rent, and as the host of the fashion series Re:Fashion on NBCUniversal's Bluprint.


After starring as Maria in the 1996 National tour of West Side Story,[1] Harriell made her Broadway debut on April 4, 1997 (after only 4 days of rehearsal) as Mimi in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical, Rent, starring opposite Adam Pascal.[2] She went on to star in the Broadway musical Lennon,[3] featuring the music of former Beatle, John Lennon; written and directed by Don Scardino. On November 11, 2008, she joined the cast of the 2008 Tony Award winning musical In The Heights,[4] starring as Vanessa, opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda.

On television, Harriell has been a Series Regular on NBC's Ed, HBO's Nurse Jackie and the CBS courtroom dramedy Queens Supreme.[5][6][7] She has been a Guest Star on numerous television programs, including: NCIS, Law & Order, Elementary, Royal Pains, Beauty & the Beast, Gone and Search Party.[8]

In 2006, Harriell auditioned for the Quentin Tarantino's film Death Proof (part of the double feature Grindhouse.) Mr. Tarantino was so intrigued by Harriell's "southern boy" characterization, that he rewrote the part specifically for her and renamed the character Marcy.[9][10]

In December 2013, Lin-Manuel Miranda recruited Harriell to help him record demos of his songs for the Disney animated motion picture, Moana. Harriell's outtakes of the songs More and More (Reprise) were included on the Moana Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.[11]

Harriell can be seen in the 2019 motion picture Men in Black: International.

Among her many singing engagements, Harriell is a regular with the tribute project Loser's Lounge, created by Joe McGinty. With The Losers, Harriell has performed at Joe's Pub, City Winery, Lincoln Center and the Montclair Film Festival.

Harriell is well known in the online sewing community through her popular blog oonaballoona, where she showcases her fashion designs and handmade wardrobe. She is the host of Re:Fashion,[12] a show about sewing and fashion on Bluprint[13] and has been a featured writer for magazines threads and Mollie Makes.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Harriell has been married to actor/writer/entrepreneur Robert Harriell since 1995.

Stage performances[edit]

Sources: Playbill [15] IBDB [16] Broadway World[17]

Year Title Role Theater Notes
2008-11 In the Heights Vanessa Richard Rodgers Theatre Broadway
2005 Lennon Elton John, etc. Broadhurst Theatre Broadway
1997-99 Rent Mimi Márquez Nederlander Theatre Broadway
1995-96 West Side Story Maria multiple U.S. Tour
1994-95 Blood Brothers Linda multiple U.S. Tour
2002 Company Marta Kennedy Center Stephen Sondheim Celebration
2002 A Sondheim Celebration [18] Marta Lincoln Center Outtakes from Company
2019 Promenade Miss U Encores! Off-Broadway
2008 Was Angel Lincoln Center Off-Broadway
2006 Getting Home Jan Second Stage Theater Off-Broadway - Created role
2006 Kismet Marsinah Encores! Off-Broadway
2003 Little Fish Kathy Second Stage Theater Off-Broadway
2001 Sorrows and Rejoicings Rebecca Second Stage Theater Off-Broadway - Created Role
2004 Lucky Duck Serena Old Globe Theatre Created role

Television performances[edit]

Sources: IMDb [19] TV Guide [20] [21]

Year Title Role Notes
2018-19 Re:Fashion Herself Star/Host
2013 Nurse Jackie Marta Series Regular
2010 Legally Mad Paige Series Regular - Written by David E. Kelley
2003-04 Ed Jennifer Young Series Regular
2002-03 Queens Supreme Carmen Hui Series Regular
2017 Gone Karen Garcia Guest Star
2016 Search Party Casey Guest Star
2015 Elementary Yolanda Massee Guest Star
2015 Beauty & the Beast ER Head Nurse Guest Star
2011 Royal Pains Betty Guest Star
2007 NCIS Carly Marcano Guest Star
1997 Law & Order Josette Vega Guest Star

Film performances[edit]

Sources: IMDb [19] TV Guide [20]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Men in Black: International Molly's Mom
2016 Moana Moana Outtake of More
2015 Touched with Fire Elise Produced by Spike Lee
2012 First Kiss Lover
2007 Death Proof Marcy
2007 Freezer Burn Suzie


  1. ^ Rich, Alan; Rich, Alan (25 January 1996). "West Side Story". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ Lefkowitz, David (1 April 1997). "Rent: Rubin-Vega Moves Out, Harriell Moves In". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Marcy Harriell – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth (6 November 2008). "New Girl In the Heights: Harriell Will Step Into Vanessa's High Heels". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  5. ^ Martin, Denise; Martin, Denise (4 August 2003). "Marcy Harriell". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Broadway's Marcy Harriell to Recur on Showtime's NURSE JACKIE". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Queens Supreme". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Marcy Harriell". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Death Proof (2007)". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Death Proof". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Moana (soundtrack)". 29 March 2019 – via Wikipedia.
  12. ^ "Re:Fashion (TV Series 2018– ) - IMDb" – via
  13. ^ Spangler, Todd; Spangler, Todd (17 July 2018). "NBCU Relaunches Craftsy Network as Bluprint, a How-To Subscription-Video Service". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Wax Prints". 21 February 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Marcy Harriell". Playbill.
  16. ^ "Marcy Harriell – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB".
  17. ^ "Marcy Harriell Theatre Credits, News, Bio and Photos".
  18. ^ "Sondheim Celebration at Avery Fisher Hall To Include Songs from Follies". Playbill. 14 October 2002.
  19. ^ a b "Marcy Harriell". IMDb.
  20. ^ a b "Marcy Harriell - TV Guide".
  21. ^ "Marcy Harriell".

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