MAIRI DORMAN-PHANEUF has established a busy career in New York City as a solo, chamber, Broadway, and recording artist. Since 2003 she has held chairs in 19 Broadway shows, including The Bridges of Madison County, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, and currently, Almost Famous. Off-Broadway credits include the premiere productions of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years (Chicago 2001, NYC 2002). Her debut solo album, Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano, was released in September 2021 on Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals. Following her sold-out debut at Birdland Jazz Club in 2018 she continues to present headlining shows featuring Broadway’s greatest stars.
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; Joshua Bell with Friends @ The Penthouse, Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody, and Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' To Do.
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. In 1994 she moved to the US to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she completed her Masters and Doctoral Degrees with Professor Judith Glyde.
Mairi lives in Hartsdale, NY, with her husband, saxophonist, Marc Phaneuf.