Oct 3rd 2011

Judy Marshak presents — Ukeology: the art of the ukulele


Now you can discover why the ukulele has risen from cute novelty instrument to hip pop-culture phenomenon. You'll be in good company! George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Joni Mitchell, Ryan Gosling, Oprah, Bruce Springsteen, Amanda Palmer are just a few who have embraced the ukulele. Friendly, lightweight, portable, inexpensive, and undeniably smile-inducing....that is the uke.....happiness in the palm of your hand.

Find out more on the official Ukeology website: ukeology.ca

Jan 3rd 2011

Best Toronto Jazz CD 2010

Toronto Exclusive Magazine has voted "A Matter of Time" Best Jazz CD for 2011. www.torontoexclusive.com/awards/2010.html

Jun 8th 2010

Another Songwriting Win!

Judy has won 1st Place in the Jazz Category of the 2009 West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest. www.westcoastsongwriters.org

Apr 28th 2010

Winner of Songwars Songwriting Contest! — Feb/2010

Songwars has awarded "Broken Radio" 1st Place in the Open Category, as well as it's highest honor as Outstanding Songwriter for the latest round! The contest is judged by an all-star cast of musicians and songwriters including Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues and Denny Laine of Wings.

Jan 2nd 2010

JAZZ.FM91's Best of 2009

On New Year's Day, the various hosts from JAZZ.FM91 presented their picks of the best and brightest of 2009, each naming their favourite recording of the year. Among the 13 selections was Heather Bambrick's choice of Judy Marshak's recent release, A Matter of Time. Woohoo!

Dec 19th 2009

A Matter of Time reviewed in the Toronto Star

“Eight singular sensations”; You may not find them on the bestseller lists of most music stores, but these eight discs of show tunes make ideal gifts for the theatre lover in your life, writes Richard Ouzounian — Toronto Star

Judy Marshak has been one of our best musical theatre performers for a long time, but she usually gets to play the funny card. This selection of songs is a wonderful surprise on many fronts. Not only is it slyly sexy and often touching, but it also introduces us to Marshak the songwriter, working in collaboration with the talented John Alcorn. The whole enterprise is tasty as well as tasteful, exuding the very best of the old-fashioned cabaret sensibility.

Nov 15th 2009

Judy Marshak Releases her First Solo CD, A Matter of Time

Monday, November 16th – doors at 6 pm / show at 8:30 pm

Hugh’s Room- 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Tickets are $12 booked in advance, $15 at the door.
Box Office 416.531.6604
Online Ticket/Dinner Reservation Requests hughsroom.com
For additional information, links to artists’ websites, directions/maps and menus please visit hughsroom.com

Nov 9th 2009

Theatre New Brunswick is proud to present Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley.

This well-known play presents a gripping, suspense-filled tug-of-war between a priest and a strong-minded nun. It is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.
Created, Directed and Choreographed by Dean Regan
Performed by Judy Marshak, Graham Percy, Catherine Bruhier, and Melanie Leblanc
Theatre New Brunswick, Fredericton
October 1 - 4, 2009

Nov 9th 2009

Clooney Tunes – The life and music of Rosemary Clooney

Starring Judy Marshak as Rosemary Clooney, with Jay T. Shramek and Graham Coffeng

Created, Directed and Choreographed by Dean Regan
Performed by Judy Marshak, Graham Coffeng, & Jay T. Schramek
Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia
August 11 – 29, 2009

Oct 23th 2009

Two For the Road

If Hope and Crosby came back as a couple of blonde and brainy dames who sing like boids, you'd have Judy Marshak and Carolyn Scott.

They'll be at The Old Mill, Sunday, June 28, as part of The Toronto Jazz Festival, in the next of their 'Road' shows, following their hit at Statler's, "The Road to Obscurity". Again paying homage to Bob and Bing, along with Blossom Dearie, Dave Frishberg, Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland, Hoagie Carmichael and more, the night will promise to make you smile, guffaw, sing and sip. Bruce Harvey will be caressing the keys and George Kozub will be slappin' the base.

Sept 10th 2009

Comedy hit Jewtopia comes to Toronto

The longest-running comedy in off-Broadway history is set to open soon in Toronto

Shirley Maclaine congratulates the cast after attending the show that night

Jewtopia, by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson, has played to some 400,000 people across America since its premiere in May 2003.

It begins previews here at the Diesel Playhouse on Sept. 23 and will feature Matt Baram and Dave Kerr in the leading roles.

Chris O'Connell (Kerr) is a gentile and Adam Lipschitz (Baram) is a Jew. They agree to help each other find their dream romance in a resulting clash of stereotypes that was called "Hilarious, raucous, merciless!" by the Los Angeles Times.

The rest of the Toronto cast is equally high-powered, including such well-known comic talents as Judy Marshak (Beauty and the Beast), Jeanie Calleja (Slings & Arrows), Jane Luke and Aron Tager (both from Billable Hours), Allan Price, Jeff Margolis and Shelley Simester, all under the directorial hand of stage veteran Avery Saltzman.

The Toronto show is being produced by Michael Rubinoff, Lindsey Steinberg and Matthew Tishler and is here for a limited run through Nov. 4.

Tickets are $41.50 to $53.50 and can be purchased by calling 416-971-5656 or by going online at www.dieselplayhouse.com. For more information on the play, go to www.jewtopiatoronto.com.

Sept 3th 2009

Canadian Musical Theatre Compilation FIELD OF STARS - Volume Two

Judy sings "Menopausal Mama" by Alan Cole and Anne Marie Macdonald from the award winning musical "Anything That Moves".

This unique Canadian Musical Theatre compilation music CD comes with a songbook and piano accompaniment CD.

More info: www.northernriver.com

Album available here: www.castalbums.org/recordings/12215


MUSIC March 31st, 2014 — Holler For Health Care

Artists For Health Care in conjunction with the Canadian Health Coalition's National Day of Action.
Monday, 31 March 2014
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
I'll be joining a star studded Canadian cast to support this very important issue.

Trinity-St Paul's United Church

427 Bloor St W (one block west of Spadina), Toronto

MUSIC March 23rd, 2014 — C'est What

Back at my favourite cozy cellar for a Sunday matinee with Bob Cohen on guitar, bass and uke.
67 Front St. E, Toronto
3:00pm - 6:00pm

MUSIC February 14th, 2014 — The Aurora Cultural Centre - A Very Valentine's Day Concert

Classic love and un-love tunes from the Great American Songbook and more. With Jordan Klapman on keys, Jack McFadden on bass, and Jay Alter on drums
22 Church St., Aurora
(905) 713-1818

MUSIC January 25th, 2014 — The Flying Beaver - Two Ukes, Four Hands!

Carolyn Scott and I are re-uniting again for some great tunes and tons of laughs….. this time with ukuleles!
488 Parliament St., Toronto
Heather@pubaret.com or call 647.347.6567

MUSIC November 7th, 2013 — Musideum - Another Jukebox Cafe

Joining Donald Quan and I will be Bob Cohen on guitar and bass, and Jim Gelcer on percussion

MUSIC August 11th, 2013 — The Haviland Club

With the fabulously talented Chris Corrigan on guitar.
2 Haviland St., Charlottetown, PEI

THEATRE August 1st–29th 2012 — Nunsense

A wacky production of one of the longest running musicals in off-Broadway history.
Harbourfront Theatre
Summerside, PEI

MUSIC July 2nd, 2013 — The Jazz Bistro

251 Victoria Street, Toronto
Join me and my 'creme de la creme' trio - Jordan Klapman on keys, Artie Roth on bass, Steve Heathcote on drums - at Toronto's hippest new club
For dinner reservations, call: 416.363.5299 (JAZZ)

MUSIC June 30th, 2013 — Johanne St. Louis Fashion Show at Highfield Country Inn

Joining me for this event will be Don Ross, Brooke Miller, and Greg Marshak
All proceeds go to Iysha International Rwanda
RSVP (905) 473-6132

MUSIC June 17th, 2013 — All-Star Benefit for Michael Rudder, survivor of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack

The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. W, Toronto

MUSIC April 14th, 2013 — C'est What

67 Front St. E., Toronto
Jazz in the Afternoon
Donald Quan and I are teaming up again after 20 years for some new takes on our favourite pop hits of the 60's and 70's.
Joined by Jordan Klapman on keys and Artie Roth on bass.

MUSIC March 28th, 2013 — Musideum

401 Richmond St. W, Toronto
Judy and Donald's Jukebox Cafe
Donald Quan and I are teaming up again after 20 years for some new takes on our favourite pop hits of the 60's and 70's.
416-599-7323 or email at info@musideum.com

MUSIC February 24th, 2013 — C'est What

67 Front St. E., Toronto
(416) 867-9499
3:00 - 6:00 - AND it's PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN. What's not to like?!
Excited to be joining Bill Colgate and his happenin' band Cadre at this cozy den, centrally located in the heart of downtown Toronto, family friendly with great food and 42 kinds of craft beer on tap.

MUSIC December 20th, 2012 — Christmas Sing Along with Sharon Matthews and George Masswohl

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
8:00 pm
12 Alexander St., Toronto

THEATRE November 15th–25th 2012 — Guys and Dolls

Richard Ouzounian's daring take on this classic musical.
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Barrie
Box Office: 705 792 1949

MUSIC October 14th, 2012 — JOYSING!: A Musical La-La-Love-in

Esther Myer's Yoga Studio
8:00 pm
A unique singalong concert designed to invite the audience to experience the sublime joy of singing together.


Donald Quan's cozy and eclectic studio/gallery is a perfect venue for intimate, salon-style concerts. BYOB!
MUSIDEUM is at 401 Richmond St. W
416-599-7323 or email at info@musideum.com

THEATRE May 9th–June 10th 2012 — The Full Monty at Theatre Aquarius

190 King William St.
Hamilton, ON
The hilarious smash hit musical, based on the film "The Full Monty". This will make you smile for days!

THEATRE March 14-18th, 2012 — The Musical of Musicals

The Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton, NB
The Capitol Theatre, Moncton, NB

With each part parodying the style of a famous Broadway composer, this is a hilarious, tongue in cheek tribute to the genre of musical theatre itself.

MUSIC February 18th 2012 — Valentine Jazz Concert for Out of the Cold

St. Andrew's Church
73 Simcoe St.
I will be joining a fabulous assortment of artists including John Alcorn and Julie Michaels to sing with Jordan Klapman's jazz ensemble. All proceeds will go to St. Andrews' Out of the Cold program. This is going to be an awesome evening!
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MUSIC February 11th 2012 — Valentine's Ukulele Show at The Everything Chocolate Cafe

130 Davis Dr.
Cozy and sweet. Come for a cup of cocoa and some brand new tunes, all about LOVE!

MUSIC February 4th 2012 — Solo Ukulele Concert at The Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St., Aurora
This show will be part of the Centre's 'SchoolHouse Concert' Series, set in their beautifully restored, heritage building... a warm, intimate, sophistocated venue.
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MUSIC February 4th 2012 — Aurora Cultural Centre: SchoolHouse Season Finale

Selection of highlight acts from the Aurora Cultural Centre's concert season will perform for this finale evening.

MUSIC January 7th 2012 — Songbook Series#2: Celebrating the work of Madonna

Theatre Passe Muraille
As part of Theatre Passe Muraille's After Hours Cabaret series, a variety of musicians will re-imagine a song by the chosen contemporary artist.

MUSIC October 14th 2011 — The Solo Ukulele Show at Cafe Du Lac

2350 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto
416 848 7381
I'll be performing originals from my solo album, "A Matter of Time", along with some great covers in pop, jazz, country, motown....a little comedy, a little tragedy.....I go where no ukulele has gone before. Come for dinner too, best poutine in Toronto!

MUSIC September 3rd & November 12th, 2011 — Solo Ukulele Show at The Flying Beaver

The Flying Beaver, 488 Parliament St., Toronto
647 347 6567
Come and hear me and my 3 ukuleles cover everything from Bobbie Gentry to Henry Mancini to Bill Withers. You'll understand why this sweetest of instruments has risen from pop culture exile to ultra hip cool.....why such folks as Eddie Vedder, George Harrison, Taylor Swift, Amanda Palmer, Oprah, William H. Macy and so many more are all part of the Ukulele Revolution!
Info: facebook event

MUSIC December 16th, 2011 — The Home Smith Lounge at The Old Mill

21 Old Mill Rd., Toronto
416 236 2641
Prepare to cozy up by the fireplace in the oh-so-comfy Home Smith Lounge for a Christmasy evening of jazz favourites and originals. I'll be joined by Bruce Harvey on piano and George Kozub on bass.

TV Fall 2011 — Life With Boys

This fall, 2011, Judy will play the recurring role of Grandma Helen, in the new Disney/Family Channel TV series, "Life With Boys".

MUSIC July 29 & 30th, 2011 — Solo Ukulele Show at The Flying Beaver

The Flying Beaver, 488 Parliament St., Toronto
647 347 6567
Come and hear me and my 3 ukuleles cover everything from Bobbie Gentry to Henry Mancini to Bill Withers. You'll understand why this sweetest of instruments has risen from pop culture exile to ultra hip cool.....why such folks as Eddie Vedder, George Harrison, Taylor Swift, Amanda Palmer, Oprah, William H. Macy and so many more are all part of the Ukulele Revolution!
Info: facebook event

MUSIC July 8th, 2011 — Solo Ukulele Show at The Cameron St Cafe

The Cameron St. Cafe, Cannington
705 432 8407
Back at the Cameron by popular demand, join me for this one-night only performance of my solo ukulele show. From Dinah Washington to the Supremes to Bobbie Gentry...I'll take you where no uke has gone before!
Info: facebook event

MUSIC Jun 4th, 2011 — Opening weekend of The Green Door Cabaret

Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington St.
416 915 6747
I'll be joined by Jordan Klapman on the keys, for the grand opening weekend of this brand new venue in the heart of Toronto's hottest restaurant district.

MUSIC February 19-25th, 2011 — Yoga Retreat in Tobago with Monica Voss

The Kariwak Village Hotel, Tobago
This is exciting! I'll be performing my new solo ukulele show as a special presentation for the guests of this yoga-centric Caribbean holistic haven. I'll also be joining John Arnold's jazz /pan band, The Kariwak Players, for a few surprises...all on the beautiful isle of Tobago! Info: facebook event

MUSIC January 28, 11 — The Cameron Street Co-op

1 Cameron Street West, Cannington, Ontario
Tapas menu is served from 6pm to 8pm
Show starts at 8:00
Tickets are $15.00

We'll be doing some of our favourite jazz standards by such legends as Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Dave Frishberg, Blossom Dearie, Cole Porter...to name just a few....as well as original tunes from my recent CD, "A Matter of Time"...plus, a few tasty surprises thrown in! And of course, I'll have my trusty ukelele.

Info: http://cameronstreet.org/?page_id=25 or call 705-432-8407

THEATRE Jan 17 — The Lighthouse Festival Theatre Playwrights Festival

Public reading of Robin Craig's new play "The Two Horsewoman" starring Robin Craig and Judy Marshak

MUSIC November, 27 — DMFR 22nd Annual Dinner at the Cabaret

Hazelton Place, 111 Avenue Rd.
Doors open at 10pm.
Judy Marshak will be the featured artist at this charity gala dinner for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.

MUSIC June 4, 10 — Late Night at the Young

55 Mill Street, Building 49 , Distillery District
Doors open at 10pm.
A weekly cabaret evening celebrating the amazing energy of Toronto's vibrant theatre community. Hosted by Derek Boyes and Mike Ross. Each week we welcome two guests. Derek will chat with a Toronto theatre artist who's got something cookin' - and Mike and the house band will back up another Toronto theatre cat with a musical side.

This Friday our guests will be Judy Marshak and Colin Mochrie!
Info: 416-866-8666

MUSIC May 14, 10 — Home Smith Lounge at The Old Mill

21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
Part of the Friday Night Jazz Vocalist Series.
Info: oldmilltoronto.com/entertainment_jazz.php

MUSIC Apr 28 & 29 — Colours in the Storm (in concert) at the Georgian College Theatre

Colours In The Storm is the story of Tom Thomson, one of Canada ’s bestloved painters. He died in mysterious circumstances in the waters of Canoe Lake, and in the 75 years since his death there has been endless speculation about who may have murdered him.

Written and Directed by Jim Betts
Musical Direction by Jeffrey Huard
Starring Adam Brazier
With Evan Buliung, Benjamin Clost, Judy Marshak, Paul McQuillan, Janna Polzin, Jennifer Stewart

MUSIC Mar 19, 10 — Café du Lac

2350 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke
8pm – 11pm
Judy Marshak & Sandy Crawley kick off the re-opening weekend with an evening of jazz, blues and contemporary.
Reservations: 416.848.7381 www.cafedulac.ca

MUSIC Feb 21, 10 — Bread & Circus

299 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
(in Kensington Market)
with Michael Barber on piano + John Alcorn, Judith Lander, Nancy White, Gabi Epstein, Kelly Holiff, Alain Klinger, Vermeulen & others $12 | 10:30pm
Reservations: 416 336 3399 www.breadandcircus.ca

MUSIC Nov 16, 09 — Hugh's Room

2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto
$12 adv | $15 door.
Box Office 416.531.6604
Online Ticket/Dinner Reservation Requests hughsroom.com

FILM2009 — Puck Hogs

96 min.
The Canadian obsession with hockey is farcically explored in this mockumentary, following the lives of a group of aging everyday Joes whose passion for the game hilariously transcends their talents.

TVMay 10, 09 — The Listener

CBC Drama series
Season One: Episode 11 - "Beginning to See the Light"

TVMay 7, 09 — Being Erica

CBC Drama series
Season One: Episode 12 - "Erica the Vampire Slayer"

MUSICApr 25, 09 — Statlers on Church

Statlers Piano Lounge & Dinner Cabaret is proud to present... Judy Marshak & Carolyn Scott in "The Road to Obscurity" w/ Lona Davis on piano
doors/dinner 6pm | Show at 8-10pm
$15 | $10 food/drink min. by reservation only

MUSICFeb 7, 09 — Statlers on Church

The Almost Valentines Show
The Almost Valentines Show will be a sort of 'prelude' to Valentines Day, with some classic delicious lovesongs...YUM...mixed in with some Not-So-Classics......and of course, Judy will have her ukelele. Bring someone you love....or loves you...or you met downstairs at the bar.
8 - 9pm   $12 | $10 food/drink min. statlersonchurch.com

FILM2008 — The Stone Angel

116 min. drama
starring: Ellen Burstyn, Christine Horne, Cole Hauser, Dylan Baker, Kevin Zegers, Ellen Page, Sheila McCarthy, Judy Marshak

MUSICOct 11, 08 — Statlers on Church

Judy Marshak Sings Blossom Dearie and friends, with Jordan Klapman at the piano.
8:00pm - 10:00pm

FILM2007 — All the Good Ones Are Married

Lifetime Channel, drama
Starring: Daryl Hannah, Joanna Douglas, James McGowan, Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Matthew Knight, Nick Baillie, Barry Flatman, Judy Marshak, Morgan Kelly, Deborah Odell, Theresa Joy, Jo Chim, Edgar George, Kathy Imrie, Derek Moran

FILM2007 — Demons From Her Past

LionsGate Entertainment, mystery-suspense
Starring: Alexandra Paul, Cynthia Gibb, Michael Woods, Sophie Gendron, John Ralston, Rob Stewart, Judy Marshak