Artist Bios

Mary Ernster

Mary Ernster

(Bio as of June 2019)

Mary Ernster (Mrs. Paroo) returns to the Goodman, where she appeared in War Paint, Another Midsummer Night, A Christmas Carol and The House of Martin Guerre. Chicago credits include work with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Mercury Theater Chicago and Paramount Theatre. Broadway credits include War Paint. Recent regional credits include Living on Love (Peninsula Players). Television credits include Chicago Med, Chicago Justice, Empire and Love Hurts.


With Goodman Theatre

  • War Paint War Paint
    1516 Season
    Play by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel and Lyrics by Michael Korie
    Directed by Michael Greif
  • The Music Man The Music Man
    1819 Season
    Play by Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson; Based on a Story by Willson and Franklin Lacey
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman