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Nellie McKay


Acclaimed singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is a creative dynamo. She has released five critically acclaimed albums, won an award for her performance in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera, and appeared onscreen in the film PS I Love You. Her music has been heard in films and numerous TV shows. Not just a multi-talented artist, McKay is also a staunch advocate of animal protection and other social causes, and she brings her advocacy, along with a strong dose of satire, to her music and her performances. Two of her most recent, and unique performances include “I Want to Live,” a “musical death row revue” hailed by The New Yorker as “a brilliant piece of theater,” based on the life (and death) of San Quentin inmate Barbara Graham; and “Silent Spring—It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature,” a tribute to Rachel Carson on the 50th anniversary of the book that gave birth to the environmental movement.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, July 28