She was a contributing writer to "A MY NAME IS STILL ALICE" which was produced Off Broadway at Second Stage, NYC and is published by Samuel French.

With Irish composer, Patrick Meegan, she wrote the book and lyrics to “BRIMSTONE” which premiered at Berkshire Theatre Festival and went on to productions at the Willows Theatre where it received nine Bay Area Critics Circle Awards, the Majestic Theatre and again at the Willows Theatre in January 2010.  

Her musical “SILVER DOLLAR” for which she wrote book and lyrics with Jack Murphy composing has been produced at Goodspeed at Chester, Stage One, Wichita KA, and the Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven, NJ where it was selected by Newark Star Ledger as one of the “Top Ten” productions of 2007 and “Best Musical 2007”. 

In 2000, she was commissioned by the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, CA to write book and lyrics, with Craig Bohmler composing, for "MOUNTAIN DAYS", a musical based on the life of naturalist John Muir, which premiered at the Pavilion and went on to productions in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 at the John Muir Theatre, Martinez CA. where it won a 2002 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for "Best Original Book and Lyrics".  

"THE HAUNTING OF WINCHESTER” for which she wrote book and lyrics, again with Craig Bohmler composing was commissioned by the San Jose Rep. in 2003 and premiered at San Jose Rep in 2005.

"SACAGAWEA" Mary’s third musical with Craig Bohmler composing, commissioned by the Willows Theatre and received a 2003 N.E.A. development grant. “Sacagawea was further developed at the  Village Theatre, and presented as part of “The Village Originals Festival of New Musicals”. It went on to a world premiere at the Alhambra Performing Arts Center in Martinez, CA.  

Her play “The Playwright and the Patriot” was a finalist for the 2012 O’Neill Playwrights Conference and she is currently working on a new musical, "CROOKED LINES” with Jan Fairchild composing.

Ms Phillips has an MFA from the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and The League of Professional Theatre Women. 
LYRICIST/LIBBRETTIST Is an award winning playwright and actress whose Broadway credits include Martha Jefferson in "1776" and Grace Farrell in "Annie". She was nominated for a 1992 Tony Award for her lyrics for the Broadway musical "METRO".  

She wrote book and lyrics, with Jan Fairchild composing, for the Off Broadway musical "CRADLE SONG" which was developed at Musical Theatre Works, produced at Goodspeed At Chester, and Off Broadway at the Theatre at St. Peter's Church.