JERRY LEE LEWIS VERSUS JERRY LEE LEWIS (WORLD PREMIERE)
Cohoes Music Hall
Feb 20th-March 8th, 2020
"Heavenly Marina Laurendi...contributes greatly with her musical numbers. “Blue Kentucky Girl” was especially lovely."
"Marina Laurendi brings an excellent set of pipes to the three women in Lewis' life. "
-Steve Barnes, TIMES UNION
Hello! I'm Marina. I am a singer/songwriter, actress, and dancer based out of NYC.
Originally from Western New York, I grew up with a passion for singing, writing music, and performing. I fell in love with theatre at a young age and followed it to NYC where I have lived for the past four years. I have performed at some of the most incredible regional theatres around the East Coast, as well as Off-Broadway, and am AEA eligible.
I wouldn't be where (or who) I am today without music and my songwriting journey. After years of keeping notebooks of songs from childhood through adolescence to adulthood, I finally began to realize the words I was writing deserved more than to just sit on a shelf after being put on a page. In 2019, I finally did something about it and released my first single OVER YOU- a song about meeting someone for the first time and knowing in an alternate universe you would have undoubtedly ended up together.
I followed it up with two more singles, WATER ME ( a.k.a. me reclaiming my feminine fire) and WHEN'S IT GONNA SNOW (a.k.a. when will missing you end). My songs are my experiences, taken- turned, romanticized, and adapted for the big screen that becomes your listening experience.
I've gotten to play in Brooklyn and have loved scouring the open mics of midtown. You can check out my music on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, and all other major streaming platforms.
I love to dance, be silly, binge watch Netflix, and I have recently become a cat person. I think the coolest thing in life is to be able to tell stories and luckily people let me do that for a living so I feel like I really lucked out.