"A modern Louis Prima and Keely Smith."
- Joel Zwick, director of My Big Fat Greek Wedding
"[Michael is] a virtuoso musical wit; [Mardie] evokes both Bette Midler and a young Carol Burnett. "
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
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2022 MAC AWARD WINNERS
“Catch Michael Garin—pianist, singer, raconteur, mash-up maestro—with Mardie Millit serving as his comedy partner and lending a lustrous soprano”
Elysa Gardner, The New York Times
“Silly, sassy, sexy...modern-day vaudevillians”
Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld.com
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“Delightfully entertaining. A giddily fun romp!”
Michael Dale, BroadwayWorld.com
2022 MAC Award winners (Duo/Group) Michael and Mardie are back at work making music in Manhattan, in person and streaming live! Michael Garin is a Drama Desk Award-winning composer/lyricist/performer (for Song of Singapore) who has made a living entertaining for over three decades, playing piano and singing at the Monkey Bar, the Rainbow Room, the VIP room at Limelight, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and many more. Mardie Millit has a degree in opera and spent many years doing classic musicals (Eliza in My Fair Lady and Maria in The Sound of Music, to name a couple) in regional theatres around the country. They have been performing together since they met in 2005 — most notably their late-night Sunday shows at the legendary Elaine’s, from 2008 until its closing in 2011. They have brought their unique blend of musical virtuosity and goofy charm to numerous Manhattan clubs, delivering a wildly eclectic repertoire that veers from Cole Porter to Porter Waggoner, from Elvis Presley to Elvis Costello, and from Sondheim to Mozart.
Their current gig is at the beautiful Wallace Lounge on the Upper West Side, where they are holding forth every Sunday night from 7:00 to 10:00 pm with their patented fizzy cocktail of musical innuendo, pick-up lines and clever repartee.
Michael is in his sixth year as the house pianist at the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca, where he plays his renowned musical mashups every Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00-8:00 pm EST, and streams Wednesdays and Fridays live on Facebook from 6:00-7:00 pm EST.
Mardie's popular LIVE FROM LOCKDOWN! streaming series (with Michael at the piano) was nominated for a 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award and a 2022 MAC Award, broadcasting weekly from the Chartreuse Living Room in their apartment in Manhattan. Mardie has just finished performing in Side By Side By Sondheim with Dream Productions at the Triad Theatre in NYC.
Together, Michael and Mardie are collaborating on a new musical, Mary Astor's Purple Diary, based on the book by Ed Sorel, currently in development. They live in Harlem and have been married to each other since 2012.
“I loved their album. A modern Louis Prima and Keely Smith.”
Joel Zwick, Director of My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Chock full of ballads, peppy stuff, and their signature goofball original material, this eclectic mix of songs old and new will have you chortling, humming along and even wiping away a tear or two.
Photo Credits (L to R): Jamie Kalikow; Gene Reed; Ken Shung; Dianna Bush; remaining photos by Joe Henson