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Marsha Malamet

Marsha Malamet is a composer, songwriter, singer, writer/producer and coach, whose music has reached all corners of the globe. At 21, Marsha made her solo recording debut, Coney Island Winter, issued in July 1969 on Decca Records. She performed at top venues in New York, including Lincoln Center, and her songs have appeared on Broadway: first, in Peter Allen’s Up in One, and most recently in Hugh Jackman’s Tony award winning hit, The Boy from Oz, based on Peter's life.

Marsha’s song, Impatient Heart written with Peter Allen, was the theme song for the first Off-Broadway production of the acclaimed lesbian drama, Jane Chambers, Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove.

Marsha had the great opportunity to write a musical with the late legendary Disney writer/lyricist, Howard Ashman. Also written with Dennis Green,. A modern adaptation of Shakespeare's, The Tempest, entitled, Dreamstuff, it had a run at the now famous Off-Broadway's WPA Theater. Recently, taken out of storage, and given the blessings of Howard's estate, Marsha and the Hayworth Theater of Los Angeles, produced a celebrity reading of the musical, directed by Ugly Betty's Michael Urie. The cast included Eden Espinosa, Vicky Lewis, Fred Willard, and Luke MacFarland.

Marsha’s songs have been on records selling over 25 million copies worldwide. Her music has been heard on TV and film, notably, Dawson’s Creek, Scary Movie, and numerous soap operas. She has worked extensively as a musical director and coach.

Upon moving to Los Angeles, Marsha was signed by publisher Almo/Irving Music.. Since then, she’s had publishing contracts with Famous, Windswept Pacific, Bacharach Music and Warner/ Chappell. Marsha’s songs have been recorded by artists, including Barbra Streisand, Faith Hill, Luther Vandross, Jessica Simpson, Meatloaf, Diana Ross, Hugh Jackman, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Barbara Cook, Judy Collins, and Sheena Easton and many others.

Marsha’s top ten international hit single, I Am Blessed, sung by the UK’s pop group, Eternal, moved the Pope to invite them to perform the song at the Vatican. Marsha’s music takes root in people’s hearts and minds. For the first New York AIDS WALK, her song “Love Don’t Need A Reason”, written with Peter Allen and Michael Callen, was selected as it’s theme song. Since then, many AIDS WALK’s across the country, have used the song in their opening ceremonies. Marsha has sung it at many of them. To date, there have been over 35 recordings of the song, including Peter, Michael, and Marsha's versions, gay choruses all over the world, the cast album from “The Boy from Oz, and singing icons, Holly Near and Barbara Cook. In 2006, Marsha was nominated for a Grammy, for her work in “The Boy From Oz”.
Marsha’s 2nd solo album, You Asked Me To Write You A Love Song. comprised of her publishing demos, was released in Japan, with upcoming domestic release in the Fall of 2016. She has been featured on two compilation Cd’s, A Love Worth Fighting For, and Winter Moon, released on Streeter Records.

In 2006, Marsha co-produced an event, hosting one of the top literary writers in the UK novelist Sarah Waters. (Tipping The Velvet, Fingersmith)

She is currently finishing her next solo CD, entitled, "Stay True".. Marsha is also a singer/songwriting coach who has just finished working with Jason Gould, Barbra Streisand's son. She has co-writes w/ Jason on this which is being produced by Quincy Jones. It's due out late 2016.