Mary Bridget Davies (born August 30, 1978) is an American singer and actress. She performs with her own band, The Mary Bridget Davies Group, and is also known as a premiere interpreter of Janis Joplin's music. She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance as Janis in A Night with Janis Joplin. Her band The Mary Bridget Davies Group released an album with original songs in 2011 titled Wanna Feel Somethin.
Davies is the daughter of Mary Ellen and Brian Davies, also a musician. She grew up in the Cleveland area and graduated from Fairview High School in 1996. In high school Davies performed in the Honor Choir, acted in productions with the school theatre troupe the Stagecrafters, and was a vocalist with the Jazz Band. She then attended Kent State University and later transferred to Bowling Green State University where she was involved with theatre and music. While in college, she worked at The UPS Store to help fund her music. She trained first as a dancer, touring with dance productions as a child working with Tina Landon, and later began singing and acting. Davies has studied improv with The Second City in Cleveland and is also a member of the Something Dada Improv Group in Cleveland. Davies is married to Adam Constantine, a musician in her band. Davies moved to Kansas City in 2010, and currently lives in New York City.
After college, Davies started singing in karaoke competitions and local supper clubs in Cleveland around 2002. Also during this time she worked as a dance instructor at Dance Dimensions in Ohio with Jen Naso. In 2005, she auditioned and won the lead role for a touring production of Love, Janis. She has toured in Europe with Janis Joplin's original band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and has formed her own band, titled The Mary Bridget Davies Group that tours in festivals and clubs nationwide.
In 2012, Davies took over the lead role in A Night with Janis Joplin from Cat Stephani on tour, and stayed with the show when it moved to Off-Broadway and evenutally Broadway in 2013, closing February 9, 2014. Davies was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance. She had previously been nominated in 2013 for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Davies has also performed in a tour of the musical revue It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues.