Maxwell loves the challenge of sharing stories through music on stage. She has sung lead roles such as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Christine Daae in Phantom, Lily Craven in The Secret Garden, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Magnolia in Show Boat, Eleanor Roosevelt in Eleanor, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Blonde in Abduction from the Seraglio, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Originally an opera singer, Maxwell's career has been primarily in musical theater. She champions the roles that require the highest of high notes and robust vocal stamina.
"Maxwell Porterfield was phenomenal in the role of Eliza Doolittle. 'I Could Have Danced All Night' was one of the most beautiful, bright songs in the show..."
-Emily Yorgey, BWW
"Making her Media debut as Julie Jordan is Maxwell Porterfield whose seasoned soprano is stunning!"
-Pati Buehler, BWW
-Neal Newman, DC Metro Arts
"Maxwell Porterfield brings a strong, beautiful operatic voice to her role as Eliza."
-Fran Thomas, BWW
"Maxwell Porterfield's voice has held Dutch Apple audiences spellbound..."
-Marakay Rogers, BWW