Mairi Dorman–Phaneuf has established a busy career in New York City as a solo, chamber, Broadway and recording artist. Since 2002 she has held chairs in 17 Broadway shows, including The Bridges of Madison County, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George and My Fair Lady. Off-Broadway credits include the premier productions of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years (Chicago 2001, NYC 2002) and the 2013 Classic Stage revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion.
Following her sold-out debut at Birdland Jazz Club in 2018, she continues to present headlining shows at the iconic venue, featuring Broadway’s greatest stars. Her cello arrangements have become sought-after additions to the Broadway repertoire.
Mairi has been a featured performer with John Pizzarelli, Jeremy Jordan and Jason Robert Brown. She has appeared in multiple TV broadcasts, including the Live From Lincoln Center Broadcasts; Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody, Joshua Bell with Friends @ The Penthouse and Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ To Do.
As a classical soloist and chamber musician she performed in the major venues of Europe, Asia and the United States. Highlights include performances of the Saint-Saens, Elgar and Dvorak Cello concerti.
Mairi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, England, where she studied with Nancy Green. She continued her studies with Green with a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music in London. Other teachers include Steven Isserlis (International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove) and Gary Hoffman (Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute). In 1994 she moved to the US to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she completed Masters and Doctoral Degrees with professor Judith Glyde.
Mairi lives in Hartsdale, NY, with her husband, saxophonist Marc Phaneuf.