Mary - A Musical

Music and Lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan

Book by Gayla D. Morgan and Jean Mornard​

* Member Actors Equity Association

Production Information

"Hoping Mary" by Greg Pittman

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Minimum cast size = 12 with doubling

(1 girl, 4 women, 6 men, 1 female artist)

MARY MAGDALENE. 25—45 years old. Soprano with belt.
PETER. Older than Jesus, 40–50 years old. Bari-tenor.
JESUS. 33 years old. Tenor. (Preferably non-white)
JOHN. Mid-20s. Tenor.
YOUNG MARY. 11 or 12 years old. Soprano.
THE ARTIST. Female painter, any age. Non-singing role. 
MOTHER MARY. Around 50. Alto.
MARTHA OF BETHANY. Early 30s–40s. Alto/Low soprano.
MARY OF BETHANY. Younger than MARTHA. Soprano.
LAZARUS. Younger than MARY/BETHANY and MARTHA. Tenor.
HEZRON. 40–50 years old. Baritone. 
ELDAD. 25–40 years old. Bari-tenor.

See below for  additional cast details.

Run time: Approx. 105 min.
No Special Requirements

2018, September
     Table Reading (Ripley Grier Studios, NYC)

2011, July

     Equity stage reading (York Theatre, NYC)

  • Directed by Frank Galgano
  • Music directed by Matt Castle


  • Rebecca Southworth* as MARY
  • Timothy Shew* as PETER
  • Brian Gallagher* as JESUS
  • Ron DeStefano* as JOHN
  • Jeanne Lehman* as MOTHER MARY
  • Samara Ehrlich as YOUNG MARY
  • with Lisa Asher*, Vivienne Cleary, Danny Katz*, Kristen Michelle*, Bruce Sabath*, Ryan Scarlata, and Maureen Taylor*
  • Stage managed by Kate J. Cudworth*

     Finalist, Eugene O'Neill NMTC Summer Workshop​

2009, November
      Table Reading (Ripley Grier Studios, NYC)
2008, November 
     Table Reading (Private home, NYC)
2008, March
     Table Reading (Ripley Grier Studios, NYC)