Mazz Murray on Mamma Mia!, Chicago & We Will Rock You
Updated: Sep 24, 2019
This week's guest is Mazz Murray who's currently playing Mama Morton in Chicago in the West End.
She started out in shows including Fame, Pippin, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Boogie Nights and Rent.
In 2002 Mazz joined the original cast of We Will Rock You as the Teacher. She understudied the role of Killer Queen (originally played by Sharon D. Clarke), a part she went on to play for eight years at the Dominion Theatre.
After leaving the show in August 2011, Mazz joined the cast of Mamma Mia! in the West End. She was also part of the sequel to the film adaptation of the show, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018).
In this episode, Mazz told me she was worried she would play Mama Morton exactly the same way as her sister Gina, who played the role in its previous West End incarnation.
We also talked about her record-breaking run in We Will Rock You and the numerous set malfunctions that caught her out over the years.
Mazz also told me about the days at the start of the Queen musical's run when the show almost closed twice.
Mazz and the cast performing at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002
Mazz released her debut solo album Midnight Mazz earlier this year. You can listen to it on Spotify or find it on iTunes or Amazon. She is also part of Woman, the band, who have toured with Earth, Wind and Fire and Billy Ocean.
Mazz made her Killer Queen debut at Party in the Park in 2002
Mazz performs a stripped back version of When You're Good to Mama