OUT LOUD: There You Are by Leslie Ayvazian
Maria Tucci began her career in the original production of Tennessee William’s The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. Later she won a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Rosa in the revival of The Rose Tattoo, played in Suddenly Last Summer and The Rose Tattoo, (this time as Serafina) in the Williamstown Williams Celebration, and then Hannah Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana again at Williamstown during the 1987 summer season. Miss Tucci starred in Mary Stuart on Broadway. She has worked extensively on and off Broadway, including A Man For All Seasons, Requiem for a Heavyweight ( Tony Award nomination), Athol Fugard’s A Lesson from Aloes, Spokesong, Kingdoms, The Shadow Box, Mike Nichols’ production ofThe Little Foxes, Mary Stuart and Drinks Before Dinner, Marking, Flight and The Stendhal Syndrome at Primary Stages. At Stratford she was Juliet twice, Ophelia, Hermione/Perdita in The Winter’s Tale, Irina in The Three Sisters, etc. At the Long Wharf and elsewhere she has played in A Seagull in the Hamptons, Major Barbara, The Crucible, The Heiress, The Guardsmen, The Royal Family, Seascape and Master Class. She starred in The Substance of Fire at Playwrights Horizon and at Lincoln Center Theatre. Maria has performed in Collected Stories at Manhattan Theatre Club, Between East and West and Fugard’s Hello and Goodbye at the McCarter Theatre. On television she has been Ruth in Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon, Mrs. Alger Hiss in Concealed Enemies, the television series “Tattingers” and “Law and Order”, and has appeared in the film Daniel. Her film credits include Sweet Nothing and To Die For, directed by Gus Van Sant.