Born in Holland, she studied classical singing at the Maastricht Conservatory and musical and acting in Amsterdam. She began her theatre work in 1989 with CHICAGO in Belgium/Netherlands. This was immediately followed by numerous roles in international productions.
In 1994 she had her breakthrough as "Elisabeth" in Austria, where she is still celebrated by audiences today. She has performed this role of the Empress of Hearts more than 1,000 times, including in Japan and Trieste.
She has also played numerous leading roles in CHICAGO, LES MISÉRABLES, ASPECTS OF LOVE, DIE DREI MUSKETIERE, JEKYLL & HYDE, EVITA, HIGH SOCIETY, KISS ME, KATE, VICTOR/VICTORIA, REBECCA, LOVE NEVER DIES, SUNSET BOULEVARD, CATS, NEXT TO NORMAL, DON CAMILLO & PEPPONE.
Maya Hakvoort also produces her solo programmes as well as VOICES OF MUSICAL and THE MUSIC OF BOND with her company MH Music Productions.
Maya Hakvoort was awarded the Golden Decoration of Merit of the Republic of Austria in 2011 and the Golden Town Hall Man of the City of Vienna as well as the Great Decoration of Honour for Services to the State of Lower Austria in 2016.
From December 2023 she will be back on stage at the Tiroler Landestheater in SUNSET BOULEVARD as the diva Norma Desmond, who dreams of a comeback. Maya Hakvoort already embodied this vocally and dramatically demanding role in 2022 at the Stadttheater Baden, for which she received standing ovations every evening and was awarded the Austrian Musical Theatre Prize for "Best Musical Performance".
A new solo programme is on the schedule for 2024 - premiere on 19 April in Vienna - SAVE THE DATE!