Marty Winkler Acting & Music
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About

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Pop, funk, jazz singer Marty Winkler.

Film and Stage. Voice coaching services available.

Entertaining in Athens for more than a decade.

Here's her resume.

 Photo by Greg Trandel

Photo by Greg Trandel

Marty Winkler (Athens, Georgia) has sung pop, jazz, folk and opera at venues from New York's Bitter End to the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul to the Classic Center in Athens. A Nebraska native, from a family of 14, Marty studied voice at the state university and later with Broadway vocal coach Norman Fields. Her resume includes recording three CDs, most recently "Under Your Heart," and opening the Minneapolis stop of the Lilith Fair music tour in 1999. Her songs have been featured on noted musicologist Jonathan Schwartz's WNYC-New York broadcasts and Harry Shearer's (from The Simpson's and This is Spinal Tap) NPR series "Le Show."

In recent years, Marty has turned to acting. She has studied with Sharon Foote at The Alliance Theater in Atlanta, worked privately with Cindy Nason and has done numerous turns performing smaller parts in movies by Tyler Perry, Ben Loederman and other notable directors. She's enjoying her 'morphing' into an actress very much and is pleased to be working her way up the food chain with the help of an agent and other talented folks.


Marty started out doing music professionally after college in NYC. She did music there from 1977 to 1984, playing places like The Bitter End with groups like the Steve Postal band and ADISA, David Deej Johnson's project. She moved to Minneapolis to raise her daughter Downie there in 1984.  

After 17 years of doing music, lastly with her women's a cappella group THE COLLECTIVE in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and then four years of doing music on Long Island and in Manhattan, she relocated with her husband, well known TV writer Noel Holston, to Athens, Georgia.  

In Athens, she has sung at The Classic Center, performing in La Traviata. She has worked frequently at The Melting Point and did her CD release party for "Under Your Heart," her most recent CD, at Farm 255.  

In Athens, she expanded her performing repertoire to theater and film. You can see Marty in "The People Vs. Leo Frank," shown last year on PBS and in such movies as Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married Too?" and in the upcoming movie, "You're Spectacular Now," which is just wrapping production in Athens.  

Marty works as a composer for Rose of Athens Theater, a fantastic Athens-based theater company that does everything from Shakespeare to Children's Theater. She has composed music and performed in: Winnie the PoohCharlotte's Web, Alice in WonderlandJames and the Giant Peach, and most recently composed the dance music for Lysistrata for The Town & Gown Players.

 
 

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