Photo Credit: Fred Cohen
Delightfully magnetic, musical actress-singer and former journalist, Aimee Marcoux, brings a new show illustrating her #MeToo experiences to The Triad on September 23rd at 4pm, with a repertoire from Stephen Sondheim.
Ms. Marcoux, who is in the throes of a not-so-conscious-uncoupling, has curated a group of songs that illustrate the way women are compartmentalized by men and other women. “I can’t think of anyone but Mr. Sondheim who has addressed the subject so poignantly, whether humorously, angrily or wistfully,” says Ms. Marcoux. “Considering what’s happening in my life right now, I had to sing about a subject so close to my heart.” Ms. Marcoux will be joined by Doug Martin as Pianist/Conductor (Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème on Broadway).
In the last two years, Marcoux, with Martin, has brought her Kurt Weill interpretations to the Metropolitan Room and the Triad. The Triad is located at 158 West 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Ave. on the South side of the street. It’s on the 2nd Floor above a restaurant called Seven Hill. For Tickets, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y7pej9t4 or call 212.279.4200
“When Marcoux-Spurlock sings ‘Pirate Jenny,’ her direct characterization has you looking over your shoulder. ‘Surabaya Johnny’ reaches its dramatic height through the power of Marcoux-Spurlock’s intensity. She wrings every drop of meaning out every word.” – Sarah Downs, The Front Row Center
Marcoux is known for her depth of character, interpretation and musical sensitivity. She has appeared in productions with the Florida Grand Opera, New World Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Americas, Florentine Opera, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bulgarian National Orchestra, Opera Frankfurt, Paraguay Symphony Orchestra and The Hungarian State Opera. Her role in Marin Alsop’s revival of Gershwin’s rare Blue Monday with Colorado Symphony Orchestra was described as “sumptuous” by the Denver Post. In 2013, Marcoux-Spurlock premiered The Yellow Wallpaper a one-woman opera written for her by composer and Duke University Professor, Michael Trinastic.
“Marcoux-Spurlock truly impressed with her ability to bring Marc Blitzstein‘s lyrics to life.” – Chris Struck, Cabaret Scenes
A true story of Aimée Marcoux-Spurlock and Michael Spurlock was recently told in the 2017 Sony AFFIRM pictures release “All Saints.” Declared a hit by Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Rotten Tomatoes, the film recounts the story of business professional-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (actor John Corbett), his wife, Aimée Marcoux (actress Cara Buono) and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia, who risk everything to save their tiny church in Tennessee and transform their future.
In a departure from her musical career, Ms. Marcoux worked as a reporter and producer for several years with Reuters Television, Showtime, the BBC, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the United States. She was an original reporter/producer for Entertainment Drive, one of the first online news outlets. Marcoux has been spotted at The Emmys, The Tony Awards and the Academy Awards interviewing such celebrities as Sir Anthony Hopkins, Salma Hayek, Tony Bennett, and Mariah Carey. At the United Nations, she interviewed Kofi Annan, Senator Bill Richardson, President Bill Clinton and HRH Prince Phillip. In addition, Marcoux spent fourteen seasons covering New York’s Fashion Week for fashion and entertainment news outlets.
Her spur of the moment coverage of the events of September 11, 2001 was featured in the 2002 HBO documentary, “IN MEMORIAM — NEW YORK CITY, 9/11/01.” In addition, Marcoux was lauded by The Royal Television Society as “an invisible giant of TV news” for her coverage at Ground Zero and received and award of recognition.