Here You Come Again... Emmy's!
The cast and crew of Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square are so beyond to have been recognized by the Television Academy with a nomination for Outstanding Made For TV Movie and are THRILLED for their fearless leader Debbie Allen for her nomination for Outstanding Choreography.
See you at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 11th and 12th xx
for your consideration...
Awards Season is something I never thought I'd have news about but the folks at Warner Bros. TV and Netflix have kindly included me in their FYC campaigns!
I got to join the beautiful women of Christmas on The Square for a For Your Consideration panel presented by Warner Bros TV for members of the Television Academy. Streaming on May 28th!
I am speechless that Neflix included me in their Emmy campaign for Christmas on the Square in the Best Supporting Actress in a Mini Series or Movie category. Nominations voting starts June 17.
Cookin' up something for Wedding Season with The Southern Women Channel! Can't wait to share it with y'all!
In the meantime visit them on YouTube xx
Have a Holly Dolly Christmas...
This holiday season I'll be appearing as Jenna in "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square" - a brand new musical directed/choreographed by Debbie Allen!
Starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, Treat Williams, Josh Segarra, and Jeanine Mason with 14 brand new songs with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton!
Equal parts "It's a Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Carol" with plenty of all singing all dancing musical numbers between, Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square is sure to be an instant Holiday classic you'll watch with your family over and over again!
Coming to Netflix on Nov. 22nd!!
watch the trailer!
DOllyParton.com Front Porch Interview
Baring it All...
About a year ago I suffered a major stroke.
2020 has been a year of healing and recovery.
I was so happy to join Call Me Adam on his podcast on his podcast Baring It All on the Broadway Podcast Network to share my story and of course tell some favorite Dolly stories.
After such a positive response to our first interview I "bare it all" again in a follow up with Call Me Adam.
This time we discuss Body Positivity/Neutrality and learning how to love the skin you're in. And of course since it's the Broadway Podcast Network we HAD to chat a little bit about working with so many Broadway stars on Christmas On The Square.
Golly it's Dolly!
"Dolly Parton's Heartstrings" - an anthology series based on the music of Dolly Parton is coming to Netflix Nov. 22nd!
On October 29th the cast of Heartstrings gathered at Dollywood for "Heart Fest", a mini film festival screening all 8 episodes of Heartstrings for fans in Pigeon Forge, TN. Each episode is based on a different song including 'Jolene', 'Two Doors Down', 'J.J. Sneed', 'Sugar Hill' and MORE!
This cast is INCREDIBLE and I was so proud to be among them as one of the stars of 'Down from Dover' based on Dolly's haunting song about a young girl who finds herself pregnant after her boyfriend leaves for war.
Watch the trailer now!
Christmas in July...
Just wrapped a super fun Christmas project in Atlanta! No release date yet but expect singing, dancing, and LOTS of Christmas cheer.
Stay tuned, y'all! xx
This spring I will be stepping into the great Judy Garland's shoes as Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester in this brilliant re-imagining of "A Star Is Born" in March at Rockwell Table and Stage in LA!
Join us at Rockwell as two Esther's, an Ally, a Norman, a John Norman, and a Jackson walk into a bar and sing all your favorite songs like "The Man That Got Away", "Evergreen", and "Shallow".
March 5th SOLD OUT.
March 12th and March 19th
Netflix and chill...
Just booked a part in a new movie for Netflix! It's all very hush hush now but I'm back to Atlanta for some pre-production before the holidays and then principal photography begins in January. It feels amazing to be closing 2018 and beginning 2019 on such a high note. Can't wait to share more!
Happy Holidays, y'all! See you in the New Year xx
"Home is where your mama is"
So excited to finally share my episode of "Mama Made Me Do It" with Julia Fowler on the Southern Women Channel on YouTube.
With upwards of 15 million views, The Southern Women Channel has become THE place for southern women to share their grace and good humor. I'm tickled pink to be included among their ranks.
Check out my episode talkin' all about growing up with a Southern Mama in Southern California and make sure to go subscribe so you never miss out on the fun, y'all!
Join us Sunday, May 13th at 1:30pm for a Mother's Day brunch that's more than just omelettes and mimosas.
Back at Feinstein's/54 Below for possibly the most special concert I've performed in NYC to date. This time I will be joined by my mother Mary Donnelly Haskell singing some of our favorite duets with some of Broadway's greatest Mom's and their kids. It's going to be a real treat.
Ticket information: https://54below.com/events/broadway-mothers-day-2/
here she comes again...
Back working once again with the incredible Dolly Parton on a brand new television musical that she has written. I joined a team of incredibly talented singers and musicians for a week of rehearsals on one of the old scoring stages at Warner Bros. Studios and then presented some of the music for the executives at Netflix! Stay tuned, y'all... you're going to love it!
Butter my buns and call me a biscuit!
In the studio cookin' up something super fun and super southern with the ladies over at The Southern Women Channel! Stay tuned.... and in the mean time check out their YouTube page and don't forget to subscribe, y'all!
YouTube: The Southern Women Channel
The Good Life...
Getting in the holiday spirit with Grant Gaar in this three-part Thanksgiving Special on his lifestyle show, "The Good Life with Grant".
Part 1: Sharing the Thanksgiving table scape that I create every year at Magnolia Hill that highlights the most important thing about Thanksgiving - family, of course!
Part 3: Helping Grant in the kitchen as he teaches me his tips and tricks for this fantastic "dessert on the fly": Mini Pumpkin Pies!
Fourth Times the Charm...
New York City just can't get enough Disco!
Put on your boogie shoes and meet us at Feinsteins/54 Below on Tuesday, August 29th for the most fun you'll ever have at a cabaret.
Visit 54below.com for ticket information!
Can't make it? Head over to the MEDIA PAGE to see Mary Lane's rendition of "I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)".
NBC's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is EMMY NOMINATED
Out of over 300 titles in consideration, Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is one of 5 NOMINEES for Best Made for Television Movie.
SEE YOU AT THE EMMYS xx
The Christopher awards
Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love was honored with the coveted Christopher Award for excellence in television depicting themes of faith, hope, and love. I was honored to attend to read a letter from Dolly Parton herself before presenting the award to our Executive Producer.
Living Music resource
Come join Mary Lane and her mother Mary Donnelly Haskell for a week long residency at The University of Mississippi - home of the Living Music Resource.
The week begins with a live stream interview, followed by a master class with Ole Miss music and theater students, and culminates in a concert celebrating the Great American Songbook and benefitting the Living Music Resource and the Ole Miss Music Department.
"Sip n sing"
L I V E
For the first time ever, Blake and I will be LIVE from Rockwell Table and Stage in LA for a FULL LEGNTH episode of "Sip N Sing"
Join us on February 7th at 8pm for a pre-Valentine's Day ROMP. The night is all about love... how we can't live with it, and certainly can't live without it. See you there!
From the Rockwell Website: "Blake McIver and Mary Lane Haskell are the millennial Donny & Marie: bringing a classic variety show format into the interactive social media sphere. Join these young show biz vets for a LIVE broadcast of their hit Facebook Live show "Sip 'N Sing w/Blake & Mary Lane" full of music, cocktails, merriment and more!"
Ticket Info: http://tickets.rockwell-la.com/
DVD release &
After more record breaking ratings, Dolly Parton's "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" will reair 12/23 at 9/8c on NBC!!
And just in time for Christmas, "Circle of Love" will be available on DVD and BluRay 12/20. Visit your local Target or Walmart, or just shop online!
Mary Lane returns as Miss Moody in NBC's highly anticipated Holiday sequel...
Last year 16 million people tuned in to Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors making it the #1 Broadcast Movie . Picking up 5 months later, Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love uses more real life events from Dolly's childhood to tell a story of family, love, sacrifice, and a real Christmas miracle. Tune in November 30th at 9/8c on NBC.
Watch the trailer now:
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I literally cannot stop pinching myself that I got to stop by TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on November 7th to discuss Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle of Love and my role as Miss Moody with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
Cast interviews and behind the scenes footage from Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love featuring Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroeder, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Cameron Jones, and ME!
Watch: "Mary Lane Haskell returns as Miss Moody" - DollyParton.com
Watch: Mary Lane Haskell and Cameron Jones at the NBC/Vanity Fair Season Launch Party - Interview
"Sip n sing"
"Sip N Sing with Blake and Mary Lane" is back with more sips and more songs with an all new season. Catch up on Season 1 over on our YouTube channel.
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Watch: Episode 1 of Season 2!
Miss Moody's Back...
NBC announces a Holiday Sequel to last year's record breaking and award winning movie Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors. Stay tuned!
Click here to read the announcement on DollyParton.com
I am SO excited to join the Domain Talent family. Visit the CONTACT page for info and inquiries.
"Sip n sing" on youtube:
"Sip N Sing with Blake & Mary Lane" has officially made the jump to YouTube... Visit our channel and be sure to SUBSCRIBE!
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Back in the Big Apple...
for a THIRD encore of "Turn the Beat Around - 54 Celebrates Studio 54" at Feinsteins/54 Below on February 22nd. Grab your dancing shoes and visit 54below.com for ticket info.
Visit the MEDIA PAGE for video of my performance of "I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)" last August.
Follow my very silly blog "The Displaced Debutante" (link in menu) for weekly episode recaps and tune into The Marilu Henner Show at MariluShow.com every Tuesday morning at 9am to hear me chat all things Bachelor Ben.
Mary Lane stars as Miss Moody, Little Dolly's school teacher, in NBC's television event inspired by the life and music of Dolly Parton.
Based on Dolly Parton's signature song of the same name, Coat of Many Colors tells the story of a family coming together and relying on their faith and love for one another to overcome adversity. Tune in December 10th at 9/8c on NBC!
Thank you so much to the millions of people who tuned in making Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors the #1 Broadcast Movie in the past 7 years! Tune in on Christmas Day for an encore presentation at 8/7c on NBC.
Behind the scenes interview talking about playing the role of Miss Moody, the important role teachers everywhere play in the life of a child or young artist, and how telling this story is more important now than ever