Born and Educated in Michigan, Martha Cares is a classically trained vocalist and visual artist.
Ms. Cares sang over one thousand performances of the highly acclaimed PHANTOM OF THE OPERA national Broadway production, directed by the legendary Harold Prince.
Her voice is heard in numerous nationally televised commercials including those for McDonald’s and the Clio Award winning United Airlines and Cheer campaigns. Miss Cares earned her Master of Music degree with Distinction from the University of Michigan School of Music, her Bachelor of Music degree from University of Michigan as well and attended Interlochen’s International Music program as part of her undergraduate studies. She is an Alumna of the prestigious Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, Ryan Opera Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s resident program.
Martha Cares is recognized for her sizable contributions as a visual artist. Her sculptural works have been selected for exhibition by the Krasl Museum’s Biennial Sculpture Invitational and for four consecutive years Ms. Cares has been invited to exhibit her artwork at the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition, Martha’s sculptures have been exhibited in Saint Charles, IL for three consecutive years as part of the Sculpture in the Park Exhibition as well as the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival, Lansing Michigan’s ARTpath and Midwest Sculpture Initiative for many years running. Her Sculptures were purchased by the City of Hastings Michigan as a permanent installation, Downtown Hastings, harbor Country Michigna’s New Buffalo Animal Hospital, Amazing Grace Animal Rescue, Saginaw, Michigan, Porter Country Animal Shelter, Valparaiso, Indiana, and, her works were selected for exhibition at the Ella Sharp Museum of Art (Jackson, MI),Muskegon Museum of Art, Tifton Museum, (Georgia), St. Charles, Illinois Art in the Park, to name a few.
She is the creator of My Rescue, the highly popular iconic Red Dog, now recognized on a national level as a symbol of rescue, and inspired by the adoption of Poppy, the artist’s beloved Rescue. Most recently, her endearing and sweet LullaBunny Creations have captured the hearts and imaginations of all who meet them!