Award-Winning Theatrical


Blue S.A.

Salome made her theatrical debut in Blue S.A., written by Elizabeth Szathmary and Robert Swerdlow. (Global Village Theatre, 1969)


(1970) Music, lyrics And book by Robert Swerdlow

Spring Thaw

(Playhouse Theatre, 1970) Howard Bateman and John Uren present Spring Thaw '70 Is A New Bag. Directed by Moni Yakim


Ms. Bey made her Broadway debut in October 1972 in the short-lived musical Dude, from Hair creators Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot.


a musical drama written and starring Salome about Ethel Waters, was produced at Basin Street in Toronto in 1983. Previously named Sweetmama, was produced at Leah Posluns Theatre.

Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

Salome was part of the touring cast of Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, which had stops in Toronto, Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA from 1973-1974.

Madame Gertrude

A musical tribute written and directorial debut of the life and times of Ma Rainey (the Mother of the Blues) starring Jackie Richardson. (Garbo’s, 1985)


Bey's children's musical, Rainboworld, was first presented at the Young People's Theatre in 1988 and in 1993 at Bathurst Street Theatre.

Thunder, Perfect Mind

(Toronto Free Theatre, 1985);

Mother Goose

Salome was featured as the Fairy Godmother in this Mirvish production of Mother Goose. (Royal Alexandra Theatre, 1985)

Coming Through Slaughter

Salome wrote music, was musical director and a featured actor in this theatrical adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s book, Coming Through Slaughter. (Silver Dollar Tavern, 1989)

THE Vagina Monologues

(The New Yorker Theatre, 2001)