Heather Mac Rae is a singer, actress, and a nightclub performer. One of her first theatrical experiences was appearing with the entire Mac Rae Family (parents Gordon and Sheila, sister Meredith, and brothers Gar and Bruce) in the Starlight Theatre's production of Annie Get Your Gun, in Kansas City.
After attending Colorado Woman's College, where she majored in Theatre Arts, Ms. Mac Rae moved to New York City to pursue her career. She made her Broadway debut as Abra in Here's Where I Belong (the musical version of Steinbeck's East of Eden). She then joined the Broadway cast of the hit musical Hair, in the role of Sheila, a role she repeated at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, Florida.
Her other Broadway appearances include Faith in Tina Howe's Coastal Disturbances, and Dr. Charlotte in the Tony award winning musicals Falsettos, a role she created in the off Broadway production of Falsettoland. She reprised her role in the national tour, and in the Los Angeles at the Doolittle Theatre. She played Cookie in the national tour of Neil Simon's Rumors, as well as a summer tour of that show. In Los Angeles, audiences have seen her as Mary Magdalene in the spectacular musical, Jesus Christ Superstar when it was presented at the Universal Amphitheatre; a role she repeated for the San Jose Civic Light Opera Company. In LA, she played Kathy in Vanities at the Westwood and the Coronet Playhouses.
Off Broadway, she was seen as the girl in the Circle Repertory's production of The Hot L Baltimore, after playing the same role for Center Stage in Baltimore, MD. She played Hallie in Emily at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Her other theatrical credits include Mary in Merrily We Roll Along (La Jolla Playhouse), Heather in I'm Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road (GEVA Theatre in Rochester and Midland Stage in Kansas City). She has played leading roles in A.R. Gurney's Children and The Dining Room, Oliver Hailey's Tryptych, Sabrina Fair, Oliver, They're Playing Our Song, Oklahoma, Quilters, and A My Name Will Always Be Alice.
Her television appearances include guest starring on Clarissa Explains It All, as Aunt Mafalda; Frasier; Soul Man, America Tonight with Martin Mull; Starsky And Hutch; Muggsy; and starring roles in several TV movies; Secrets Of Three Hungry Wives, The Connection, Nightlife, and Visit From A Dead Man. She has also made guest appearances on The Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett, and David Frost.
Her films include Life With Mikey, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex, But Were Afraid To Ask, Bang The Drum Slowly, and A Perfect Couple.
Ms. Mac Rae appeared with her parents in their nightclub act at the Coconut Grove in LA, and with her mother at The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. She has also performed at the Roxy with KEEPING 'EM OFF THE STREETS, a group that was produced by Robert Altman. She has performed her solo club act all over the country. Those appearances include in the opening act for George Carlin at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas (with her brother Bruce Mac Rae), The Horn, The Gardenia, The Improv, The Bla Bla Caf?, in LA; F Scott and Zelda's in Phoenix; Stockbridge Cabaret in Stockbridge, Mass, Odette's in New Hope, PA, The Russian Tea Room, Eighty Eights, Don't Tell Mama's, Adam's Rib, The Townhouse, all in New York City. She played two engagements at the Tack Room in Hollywood, Florida where she won the prestigious Carbonell Award for best pop act.
Her recordings include Falsettoland (the original cast) on DRG, A My Name Will Always Be Alice on ORIGINAL CAST label; and Over The Rainbow (the music of Howard Arlen) on DRG. Ms Mac Rae is currently working on a new act that will be both a personal and musical history of growing up in the Mac Rae family