Marni Nixon is a versatile soprano, perhaps most widely known as the singing voice behind the stars in the film versions of West Side Story, The King and I, and My Fair Lady. She was also the voice of Grandma Fa in Disney’s Mulan. She has simultaneously built a career in opera and classical song, and has appeared on Broadway. Nixon lives and teaches voice in New York, and gives master classes in musical theater and classical song throughout the country. She appeared in the Barrington Stage Company’s 2005 production of Follies.
In this interview of October 13, 2006, Nixon talks about her relationship with Leonard Bernstein as well as her experiences in Hollywood and on Broadway.
This interview and transcript are available for in-library use. To arrange for access, contact Kerry Masteller.
[Biographical information from the "Leonard Bernstein: Boston to Broadway" Festival Program Book]