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3 Minute Speed Interview for We Love NYC

Some girls can sing. Some girls can dance. Then there's Marcy. Wanna know where to experience a sexy performance in NYC? Marcy knows. This opera singing, pole dancing aerialist is in no lack of talent.


Nutcracker Rouge-Company XIV

"We hear an unforgettable rendition of Sia's "Chandelier," sung in French by the extraordinary soprano Marcy Richardson as she performs her own graceful ring ballet high above the stage. To witness Richardson's intensely physical performance as she flexes her operatic muscle without missing a note is worth the price of admission alone." (Pete Hempstead, Theater Mania 2016)

"The most memorable was a glittering vocal and aerial solo, performed by Marcy Richardson, to a stripped down, French version of Sia's "Chandelier." Ms. Richardson's crystalline soprano and skill on the aerial hoop combine for a tableau so mesmerizing that the audience had its collective breath taken away." (Melanie Brown, Stage Buddy 2016)

"One stand out moment is the aerial acrobatic number performed by Marcy Richardson. As if dancing upside down wasn't enough of a challenge, at the same time she sings an operatic cover of Sia's "Chandelier" with extreme power and control." (Rave Reviews NYC 2015)

Paris-Company XIV

Pole-dancing operatic soprano Marcy Richardson has been stopping Company XIV productions regularly. Here she appears as Athena, the first of the three goddesses vying for the prize, as she thrills with high notes while spinning upside-down on her pole, supported only by her legs. (Michael Dale-Broadway World 2016)

The goddess Athena’s (Marcy Richardson) bid for beauty contest winner was jaw-dropping.  I don’t think there’s another classically trained, award-winning soprano who sings classical music while doing a pole dancing routine 30 feet in the air. No net. Never. Missing. A. Note.  Clear, bell-like tone.  Damn, girl. (Donna Herman, The Front Row Center 2016)

First up is Athena, the goddess of strength and wisdom, and as portrayed by the muscular Marcy Richardson, she is an imposing Nordic, well, goddess.  Blonde and powerful like a Brienne of Tarth in touch with her sexuality, Athena straddles both Paris and a stripper pole as she performs both French caberet and modern rock numbers.  Her promise to Paris is strength, something the weak-willed boy prince wouldn’t know what to do with. (Michael Niederman, New York Theater Review 2016)

Marcy Richardson’s Athena is particularly impressive as she delivers an incredibly memorable performance that combines jazz, opera, and pole dancing. (Tim Koch, The Reviews Hub 2016)

One of the major highlights of this show for us were the musical numbers.  Athena, played by Marcy Richardson, stole the show when performing Adele’s “Skyfall” while doing an incredible and intricate pole dance routine. (Vinesh Vora, The Knockturnal 2016)


Cinderella-Company XIV

"The most jaw-dropping moment of the evening comes when Richardson pole dances while singing from Charles Gounod's Faust in full soprano." (Michael Dale, Broadway World 2015)

"Richardson, Umlauf, and Rainey appear and reappear like mirages throughout the ball and search for Cinderella, their antics to ensnare the Prince's affectations culminating in the Jewel Song from Gounod's Faust. Sung beautifully by Marcy Richardson, this feat of physical and musical skill has to be seen to be believed." (Alexis Rodda, Opera Today 2015)

Add circus elements...and pole dance (miraculously performed by Marcy Richardson while delivering "Ah! Je ris de me voir" from Gounod's Opera, Faust) and the evening unravels into a bacchanalian feast for the senses. (Matthew Wexler, The Broadway Blog 2015)

The stepsisters are actual opera singers, (including) Marcy Richardson, whom I last heard in Handel's Agrippina. Just when you think the show thus far can't be topped, Richardson performs Gounod's Jewel Song (with a trill and without a mic!) while doing an aerial pole routine, 180-degree splits and pinwheels that, one would have thought, made us of the very abdominals that support her admiral soprano. Evidently she keeps two sets of abs in that taut, tiny body. Eat your heart out, Jeanette MacDonald.(John Yohalem, Parterre Box 2015)