Gay Willis


Hal Prince's Magnolia, Gay Willis is simply unsurpassable in the starring role. Willis is not only a superb singer,floating a silvery tone while phrasing for maximum emotional expressiveness and absolute clearity of diction, but also a consummate actor.

      --Ailse Say Boston

Gay Willis was a shining Maria, with a pure silvery soprano and a natural acting style.

     --New York Times 


"As Christine, Willis' voice has an almost ethereal quality...transporting the audience to unexpected heights emotionally as well as vocally."

--Maui News


"Willis' Magnolia ages from bubbly ingenue to knowing matron and mother with great finesse and a strong emotional edge."



"...lovely, strong soprano..."

--Chicago Tribune


"Willis has the pipes...received an instant ovation."

--Sun-Sentinel, South Florida


"The rople of Christine requires a multi-faceted performer - one who can sing with great range while holding her own as a dancer and actress as well. Willis...manages to meet every requirement, especially where her vocals are concerned."

--Ka Leo O Hawaii


"Gay Willis is a lovely and innocent Christine, with an arresting presence and expressive voice that takes the character to an evelated plane..."

--The Honolulu Advertiser


"Willis matches her technical prowess with a voice rich in personality and intelligence."

--The Palm Beach Post


“…  We all looooove working with you and Cairan. You are magic together and each incredibly talented on your own.  The show at Carnegie was so much fun. We are looking forward to our next adventure.”

         --Laura Savini, V. P., Marketing & Communications, WLIW New York