Maya Hakvoort (born 19 September 1966 in Nijmegen) is a Dutch musical actress. Maya Hakvoort studied singing at the conservatory of Maastricht and acting and dancing at the kleinkunst-academy "De Trap" in Amsterdam, before she started gathering practical musical experience in Holland, Germany, Austria and Belgium. She debuted in the musical "Jeans" in 1989. After numerous minor and greater roles she got her up to now most famous role in "Theater an der Wien" as Empress Elisabeth in the German-language musical Elisabeth in Vienna in 1994, replacing Pia Douwes. Through playing the title role in Elisabeth she gained great recognition throughout Europe. Therefore, in 2005 and 2006, Hakvoort toured through Austria, Italy and Germany with her own solo tour "Maya goes solo". In the beginning of 2007 Hakvoort and some of her colleagues of the United Stages of Vienna went to Japan to perform the musical Elisabeth there. By now, she has already played the role of "Elisabeth" more than 1000 times. On 12 October 2007 her new solo tour "In My Life" premiered in Vienna.