Molly Durand is a classically trained singer and songwriter whose lifelong career in music started in Chicago. At a young age, she had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest classical conductors of the 20th century, Sir Gorge Solti and Christoph Eschenbach, alongside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the Windy City’s famous Orchestra Hall and Medina Temple.
As an adult, Molly Durand was awarded scholarship to study voice at The De Paul Music School. During her tenure, she performed the American premiere of The Marriages Between Zones 3, 4 & 5 by renowned minimalist composer Phillip Glass, who mentored her through the rehearsal process and premiere, and played Mrs. Lovett in Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She furthered her training and study at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in both New York City and Los Angeles.
Elsewhere, Molly Durand has worked with the LadySmith Black Mumbazzo choir and famed gospel composer and conductor Richard Smallwood. On multiple occasions, she has been a featured soloist for the Illinois Senate Inauguration and the Glen Ellen Children’s Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She has performed on the New York lot at CBS Studios and in shows throughout Los Angeles at venues such as the House of Blues, Hotel Café, The Green Door, Mbar, El Cid, The Regent Beverly Wilshire, The Beverly Hilton, Tangier, and the Piano Bar, where she held residency as a featured artist for one year.
Recently, Molly Durand was chosen to read and sing for the part of Anne Wilson of HEART in Kick It Out, a new musical written by Nancy and Anne Wilson of HEART to be showcased at Playtone for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. She has received favorable accolades for her work in The New York Times.