The Divine Donna M
Donna Maxon, “performance artist,” ala Bette Midler impersonator, refers to her genre as, “theater-to-go,” and incorporates music, comedy and motivational speaking into her cabaret style shows. Bette Midler was right when she exclaimed to Donna, “Girl you have a career” back in 1987 on the set of “Outrageous Fortune.”
Donna, now a member of AFTRA, has appeared on numerous television shows including: Saturday Night Live, the Wayne Brady Show, One Life to Live, and Maury. She has been in TV commercials for Bennigan’s and Ford Motor Co., appeared in Forbes magazine, was pictured with Bette Midler in the National Enquirer and was in the movie, “Radio Days,” with Woody Allen. Donna has performed at the Borgata, Trump’s and Harrah’s in Atlantic City, and Foxwoods in Connecticut. Her many satisfied corporate clients include: IBM, Coldwell Bankers, Macys and Sterling Drugs.
Donna is currently producing and starring in “An Evening with the Divine Donna M,” an autobiographical NYC cabaret show, with her band, the Story; and in rehearsals for the upcoming new screenplay “When Liza Met David.”
As a corporate Vice President of ProAction Inc, Donna co-authored two books, Professional Development and One Step Up, that were published and sold thousands of copies nationally. Donna has written and facilitated workshops for such clients as: JP Morgan Chase, Price Waterhouse Coopers. Donna continues to work independently, teaching Stress Management through increasing joy, laughter and humor.
Donna is on the Board of Directors for the Council of the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island and serves as the parent advocate for the Eden 2 Human Rights committee. Donna donates her time and talents to help many charities including: Camp TLC (for teens with AIDS), Juvenile Diabetes, Hospice, The Borough President’s Conference for Alzheimer’s, keynote speaker for the SI Disabilities Council, Autism Awareness Day at Shea Stadium.
Donna has been married for over 23 years and has two sons: Bradley age 18 and Donald age 16, who has autism. In 1994, Donna and her husband, along with 7 other families founded the NY Child Learning Institute, a school for children with autism. Donna is known for her professionalism, honesty, integrity and ethical approach to life. She describes herself an “Ambassador of Goodwill” and as a “Beacon of Light.”
To find out more about Donna, go to: www.donnamaxon.com.