The daughter of a Baptist minister, Marva’s love of singing began as a member of the choir at St. John’s Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington and it has taken her to stages around the world.
An immersion into musical theater productions ‘Porgy & Bess’, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ honed her vocal and performance skills as she brought each character to life.
Landing in Los Angeles to work with vocal coach Seth Riggs, she formed 'Marva Scott and the Motor City Revue' dedicated to the Detroit sound and therein discovering her passion for Motown and celebrity impersonation.
After a year of performing in Paris, Barcelona, Rome and Cannes, Scott returned to the states to Caesar’s Palace Atlantic City’s main showroom. Producer Ted Lorenz caught a performance and offered her the lead female vocalist role in the Stardust Las Vegas production 'Enter the Night' where she performed nightly for three years.
As a longtime member of 'Legends in Concert', Las Vegas’ long-running, tribute artist show, Scott seamlessly segued from Donna Summer and Diana Ross to Gladys Knight and Tina Turner. She dazzles audiences with her energy, talent and incredibly versatile vocal performances. A yearlong stint at Bally’s Las Vegas as the lead performer in 'Solid Gold Soul' followed as Diana Ross.
A member of Actor’s Equity and the International Alliance of Theatre and Stage Employees (IATSE), Scott continues to perform intermittently at Harrah’s Reno, Harrah’s Tahoe while accepting event bookings for various corporate and social groups.
I've booked Marva in shows for more than twenty years, as a singer, dancer, and now as an amazing tribute artist. She is professional, punctual, prepared and has all of her required tech needs ready and easy to accommodate. She engages the audience and her performance leaves a great impression on the audience. She's dedicated to thoroughly entertaining her audience, even staying to meet and greet guests after the show. She is generous with her time and allows for photos and autographs. She's such a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her to any event or theatrical venue.
Mistinguett Productions, Las Vegas, NV
3/22/19 Thank you to Black Enterprise for the opportunity to perform as Diana Ross for the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, as part of the "Women of Power Summit" at the Mirage https://www.blackenterprise.com/womenofpowersummit/
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