'Cats' Musical Wiki

Cats History[]

Broadway - 10/2016 - 12/2017 - Grizabella

Biography (2016)[]

MAMIE PARRIS (Grizabella) joins Cats directly from Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock on Broadway, where she originated the role of Patty. Her other Broadway credits include On The Twentieth Century (Agnes, OBCR), Ragtime, The Drowsy Chaperone and 110 in the Shade (OBCR). She also starred in the first national companies of Wicked (Elphaba) and 9 to 5 (Judy), as well as Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway: Pump Boys and Dinettes at NY City Center, See Rock City presented by the Transport Group (OCR). Regional: performances at Goodspeed, Pittsburgh CLO and the Muny. Film and television: A Stand Up Guy, "State of Affairs." Special thanks to ALW, Ashley and KMR, Tara and Merri and my Johnathan. AMDA alum, proud AEA actor. Find her on FB, Twitter and Instagram.




  • "... her rendition of "Memory" is worth a trip to the Neil Simon Theatre. Unlike many stars who have tackled the song (Elaine Paige, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Heather Headley, Lea Salonga, Susan Boyle, and more), Parris belts the climactic 16 bars — 'Touch me, it’s so easy to leave me, all alone with the memory of my days in the sun' — without taking a breath. Most singers take three."[1]


  1. broadwaydirect.com, October 2017