“What raises McGovern above most other artists in her stylistic arena is her unique combination of a
natural vocal ability, knowledgeable musicality and an amiable manner…a world class vocal artist.”
– Los Angeles Times
Elegantly sophisticated one moment, powerfully gutsy the next and always translucently pitch perfect, Maureen McGovern is a superstar with a lifetime of music that spans Broadway, Grammy nominations and an Oscar-winning international #1 gold record. Her concerts offer fresh insight into trademark tunes showcasing her skillful play on rhythm, meter and beautifully extended phrasing. A storyteller at heart, she offers introspections and humor about love, life, and her own experiences through a very long and winding career.
Maureen's voice speaks for itself as she takes audiences on a nostalgic musical journey. With her own recipe of panache and artistry, she captivates audiences across the country with her wide vocal range and intimate reinvention of classics from the Great American Songbook, American Pops, film, theater, jazz and inspirational music.
A multi-Grammy nominee, recording artist, Broadway performer and superb songstress, Maureen first came to fame with her Oscar-winning hit song, “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure that garnered her first Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist.” Her solo album The Pleasure of His Company, with Emmy/Grammy-winning, jazz pianist, Mike Renzi, earned a second Grammy nomination for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal.” She was also a featured guest artist on the Grammy Award-winning Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers.
Other hits include, “Can You Read My Mind” from Superman, the Oscar-winning “We May Never Love Like This Again” from The Towering Inferno and “Different Worlds” from the TV series Angie. In addition to hearing her music in films and television, McGovern played the role of “Sr. Angelina” in the iconic comedy films Airplane! and Airplane II: The Sequel and “Rachel” in Joseph: King of Dreams with Ben Affleck. Her Broadway credits include The Pirates of Penzance, Three Penny Opera with Sting, and Little Women, among others.
Her recent PS Classics recording and live performance, A Long and Winding Road, has been praised by The New York Times as “…a captivating musical scrapbook from the 1960’s to the early 70’s. Ms. McGovern’s vocal technique is second to none.” Her current release, You Raise Me Up—A Spiritual Journey, is an intimate yet powerful recording. McGovern says, “We are all a part of something much greater than ourselves and connected to each other soul to soul. We are all one family.”
For over 35 years, Maureen has served the Muscular Dystrophy Association in as a Board Member, Vice President, and Chairperson of the record-breaking Shamrocks Against Dystrophy Campaign. An equally passionate supporter of music therapy, Maureen has been an Artist Spokesperson for the American Music Therapy Association since 2001. She is currently a Board Member of Medicine and the Arts/Humanism in Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.
- A Long and Winding Road
- Home for the Holidays
- And the Oscar Goes To...
- You Raise Me Up: A Spiritual Journey