Actress | Singer | Entrepreneur
Helen Hayes Award Nominee Mary Millben has become one of the music industry's new, celebrated voices in the United States and across the world for large-scale, televised sporting and political events due to her rousing arrangements of America’s patriotic music and music that inspires. Mary has performed for three consecutive U.S. Presidents - George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and now President Donald Trump. Performances for other notables - Oprah Winfrey, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah Bint Saud Al Saud, Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, His Excellency Cui Tiankai, and Canadian billionaire Jim Pattison to name a few. Featured at The White House, the U.S. Congress, Off-Broadway, for the NFL, MLB, NBA, XLIII Superbowl Halftime Show with Bruce Springsteen, Kennedy Center, and concert halls worldwide.
Highlights - Headliner: NFL Debut (National Anthem; Washington Redskins; NFL on FOX), World War II 75th Anniversary Veteran's Day Commemoration Ceremony at the National World War II Memorial, National Anthem for Trump-Pence 2020 Official Campaign Kickoff Rally (Amway Center; Orlando, FL); National Anthem for the 58th Presidential Inauguration Victory Celebration of President Donald Trump, 2019 Heritage Foundation Leadership Conference, The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 25th Anniversary NYC Tribute Dinner, 2018 Leukemia Ball, Howard Hughes Corporation NYC Seaport Event, 2017 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Heroes Gala, 2016 Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Opening Gala, and the 2016 RIO/U.S. Olympic Announcement Ceremony for USA Team Fencing to name a few. New York venues include the Copacabana, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, The City Winery and The Cutting Room. NYC theatre debut at the Westchester Broadway Theatre starring in Ray Roderick’s Gershwin musical ‘S Wonderful.
First American and African-American artist to perform the American National Anthem and the Chinese National Anthem (in Chinese) at The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in D.C. and for a live broadcast in China.
Academy Award/Oscar eligible, Mary’s debut single "Grace Will Lead Me Home” was recorded with 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Dorff and written for the film “The Meanest Man in Texas." Film and soundtrack now on Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Music, and Spotify.
Mary is a former White House Presidential Appointee to George W. Bush and a Global Ambassador for Education Africa. Mary is an American, small business owner. Founder/CEO, JMDE Enterprises, Inc.