An alumni of the Tisch School of the Arts, Marie received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies in 1991, with an emphasis on opera history in general and the works of Gian Carlo Menotti in particular, and is an adjunct professor teaching musical theatre history. A professional singer with experience in classical and operatic music, as well as musical theatre, she currently performs with an a’capella trio, The Salomone Trio, that specializes in Early Music and Jewish Music. The Salomone Trio has performed at many venues throughout New York including Lincoln Center, Gracie Mansion and the 92nd Street Y. Their CD, “Sacred and Profane” was released in Fall 1998 and recently the trio has expanded to presenting an original theatre piece, “Uppity Women of the Middle Ages,” written by Marie Costanza. Marie has also directed both musical theatre works and the classics off-off Broadway and in the tri-state area. She was a producer for the Off-Broadway production of “Mimi Le Duck” and has acted as a production coordinator for Off-Broadway, the Italian-Heritage Opera Theatre and for NYU’s Musical Theatre Hall of Fame.