Never Reall Done With You
A mess of ultra-blonde hair and high octane energy, Lauren Marcus is a singer-songwriter and actress living and performing in New York City. She likes to call her music throwback-indie-folk-pop-rock-with-a-touch-of-the-country, but doesn't mind if you call it whatever you want.
Lauren started performing her original music live in Glasgow, Scotland while studying abroad. She began with open mics and a bright red ukulele, and over the past several years has graduated to playing some of the most acclaimed venues in NYC, including Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene's Grocery, The Path Cafe, Caffe Vivaldi, Le Poisson Rouge, and 54 Below. She is now joined by a full band which includes—most recently and delightfully—a horn section. She is known for her catchy hooks, clever lyrics, and disarmingly candid humor live. The girl likes words.
Lauren is an alumnus of the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. Her lyrics have been printed in American Songwriter Magazine, and she has placed as a Semi-Finalist in Dallas Songwriter's Association Songwriting Contest in addition to receiving Honorable Mention in the Song of the Year contest. You can listen for her song "Magpie" in the popular web series Yoga Partners, look for a magpie tattoo on her torso, and if you have kids, you may have caught her children’s musical, The Meanest Birthday Girl (book & lyrics) as part of the New York Children’s Theater Festival 2015 or seen it featured in Time Out New York. Lauren is a frequent musical collaborator of/contributor for actress and activist Shakina Nayfack (Difficult People). She can be heard on the Original Cast Album of the Joe Iconis/Joe Tracz musical Be More Chill (Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records), as well as fellow singer-songwriter David Alan Thornton's albums, Spokedog and Lady Monday.
Lauren released her debut EP, Never Really Done With You, in July 2016.
As an actor, Lauren has performed in way too many Off-Broadway and regional shows to get into here, but would be happy to delve into it any night in person over a vodka and Diet Coke.
She holds a Bachelor of Music from New York University and Master of Arts from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Most recently, Lauren has been described as “a powerful force who should not be underestimated” (Stage Door Dish). Backstage has called her a "devilish dynamo", Stagebuzz says "she does not fail to deliver", and Lauren's cat Diane Kitten says, "She's a good mother master."