Revered by cabaret connoisseurs, Marilynn Lovell regularly appears at the Cinegrill and the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles and has also sung at the Russian Tea Room (with composer Alan Bergman) and the Blue Angel in New York. She has made three highly acclaimed appearances at the Cabaret Convention at Town hall in New York and in San Francisco. Most recently, Ms. Lovell has elicited rave reactions from audiences and critics alike in concert at: the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, the Freud Playhouse, UCLA, and a Salute to Yip Harbor at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles; Eighty Eights in New York; and the Saint John Drew Theater, Guild Hall of East Hampton. She also served as a Master Teacher at the Cabaret Symposium of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut.|
A versatile singer and actor at home in all media, Ms. Lovell's work in film includes features roles in Ghosts of Mississippi (directed by Rob Reiner), The Gifted, and Through a Glass Darkly. She has consistently delighted her viewers on major television talk shows, including The Today Show, The Tonight Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Steve Allen Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and The Merv Griffin Show.|
In theater, Ms. Lovell garnered high praise for her portrayals of Mrs. Molloy in the international company of Hello Dolly!, starring Mary Martin, and most recently of Mrs. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (Reprise! Broadway in concert series, UCLA). She has also triumphed in leading and featured roles in: Screen Test (Skylight Theater); Kiss Me Kate (Sacramento Music Circus); Pal Joey (Northwestern University); The Kitchen (L.A. Actor's Theater); The Hairy Ape (L.A. Actor's Theater); Journey to the Day (Melrose Theater); among other productions.
An ardent supporter of causes in which she believes, she has sung concerts for UNICEF and regularly performs benefit concerts for AIDS Project Los Angeles (including the S.T.A.G.E galas) and Shanti Foundation. She has been a spokesperson for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is the recipient of their Champion of the Arts Award (New York, 1998) and their Hope for MS Award (Los Angeles). A psychology major at UCLA, Ms. Lovell concurrently maintains a career as a psychotherapist.
Her Cockeyed Optimist recording, featuring pianists Michael Asher and Terry Trotter, was produced and arranged by her husband, world-renowned musical director/arranger/composer Peter Matz.