Mary Spencer Knapp is a multi-instrumentalist, actor, composer and budding filmmaker based in Brooklyn. She made her Broadway debut in 2016 in the Tony-award winning show Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and is currently developing a comedic web series about her life as a musician in New York, from starting a band to inadvertently making it on Broadway. She is the founder of Toot Sweet, an original cabaret soul project and 2014 Deli Magazine Artist of the Month. As Toot Sweet, Mary has released two full-length albums via DIY digital record label Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen.
Mary has made several TV appearances including the role of Neve in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll on FX, a singer-accordionist role on Steve Buscemi's Park Bench series on AOL and with the cast of The Great Comet at the 71st Annual Tony Awards. She has toured South and Central America as accordionist and backing vocalist for Dominican singer Irka Mateo Y La Tirindanga and plays regularly in New York City with traditional Colombian dance band, Cumbia River Band.
Mary graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in classical voice and piano. The seed for her cabaret soul project germinated with her second senior thesis concert, a cabaret show in which she arranged and performed early 20th century French and German repertoire for 8-piece ensemble with original monologues. Mary grew up in Princeton, New Jersey.
Energetic chanteuse, accordionist, pianist, bandleader, composer and Broadway performer. Repertoire includes classical and modern French, Italian, German, South American & Caribbean, jazz and 1950s-current pop, rock and r&b. Excellent interpreter of styles from Edith Piaf to Aretha Franklin. '
Ms. Knapp performs for private clients in the tristate area as well as performing regularly at clubs in New York City with her cabaret rock band, Toot Sweet. She has toured in Central and South America with Dominican group Irka Mateo Y La Tirindanga. She is also a performer and teacher of children and family music. Please visit her website for more details and contact information: www.maryknapp.biz