Mary Testa is an American stage actress. She is a two-time Tony Award nominee, for performances in revivals of Leonard Bernstein's On the Town and 42nd Street.
She made her debut as Miss Goldberg in William Finn's one-act musical In Trousers, part one of his "Marvin Trilogy," winning audiences over with her rendition of "Set Those Sails" and "I Am Wearing a Hat," as well as "The Rape of Miss Goldberg by Marvin."
She returned to Broadway in July, 2007 in the musical-theater remake of the 1980 film Xanadu for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination.
She is a frequent collaborator with such acclaimed musical dramatists as William Finn and Michael John LaChiusa, while also having made outings in the works of Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Flaherty & Ahrens, and Leonard Bernstein, among others. She is also a frequent soloist in the Broadway by the Year concert series and the Broadway Unplugged! concert series.
From 1999 to 2002 she appeared frequently as the voice of Shirley the Medium on Courage the Cowardly Dog.
At the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards, Testa was presented a special award in recognition of her three decades performing on and Off-Broadway.