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Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Vegetarian Nellie McKay who has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the film PS I Love You. We’ll chat about her new CD, Home Sweet Mobile Home and we’ll share fun recipes! McKay has written original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and has contributed to the New York Times Book Review. Her music has also been heard on the TV shows Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Privileged and Nurse Jackie.Nellie has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Show with David Letterman (with the Brooklyn Philharmonic), The View, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live with Regis & Kelly and CBS Saturday Morning. Nellie recently finished contributing to the soundtrack for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. A recipient of The Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is known as an outspoken and fierce advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals.
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