Maria Wirries

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Guest Conductors & Artists

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Maria Wirries is a graduate from the Musical Theatre program at Penn State University and is currently on the First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. She was born in Haiti and raised in the United States. She has spent her life training as a singer, actress, dancer, musician, composer, and a rated competitive figure skater.  Back home in Sarasota, Florida, she has performed with the Sarasota Orchestra in their Masterworks and Pops Concert Series, the Sarasota Orchestra Jazz Ensemble, at the Players Theater,  and at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. She received rave reviews for her featured solos with Gloria Musicae, Sarasota's professional chorus, during their Italian tour at the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival. Maria has premiered original works from jazz pianist and composer DickHyman and Canadian-based composer James Grant, as well as some of her own original music at various venues around the area.  She was recently seen performing in the workshop for the Broadway revival of Once On This Island and leading the charge in Hot n' Cole, a Cole Porter review, at the Sarasota Opera House. Her eclectic repertoire extends from Broadway to jazz, classical to country,  and gospel to Americana. Outside of theater and music, Maria's other main passions are entomology and plant pathology, and she hopes to someday find a way to combine all four.