Maya Hakvoort Madame Giry
Dutch-born Maya Hakvoort was trained in classical singing at the Maastricht Conservatory and in musical and acting in Amsterdam. She began her theater work in 1989 with CHICAGO in Belgium/Netherlands.
In Austria she had her breakthrough in 1994 as Elisabeth in the musical ELISABETH. She appeared on stage more than 1.000 times as Austria's parade empress, including in Japan and Trieste, where she enjoyed great success. In the following two and a half decades Maya Hakvoort played numerous leading roles in international productions.
Since 2004, she has been producing successful concert programs with her company "Maya Hakvoort Music Productions" and later musicals.
In 2019 Maya Hakvoort played two grandiose roles as Die alte Belle (Fürth) and Norma Desmond (Bozen) in the hit musicals LITTLE ME and SUNSET BOULEVARD. Later she appeared on stage as the fanatical Margret White in the horror musical CARRIE at the First Stage Theater in Hamburg.
From the end of 2021, she can be seen as Golde in the musical ANATEVKA at Theater Baden.
In 2022, Maya Hakvoort will return to her parade role as Empress Elisabeth and can be admired at Schönbrunn Palace in ELISABETH - LIVE IN CONCERT. Before that, however, she will be seen as a witch in her own production INTO THE WOODS, which will be staged at Theater Bruno in Brunn am Gebirge in the summer of 2022.
Maya Hakvoort was awarded the Golden Decoration of Merit of the Republic of Austria in April 2011, the Golden Town Hall Man of the City of Vienna in October 2016 and the Grand Decoration of Honor for Services to the Province of Lower Austria in November 2016. Since the summer of 2021, she has been in charge of the "Floating Concerts" on the old Danube as event organizer and artistic director.