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Meghan McGeary: Bio

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Meghan McGeary's signature wide-ranging and expressive voice is often described as a force of nature.

She most recently played Rebekah Wright in Jahn Sood's new folk opera In a Sea of Faces at the alt-art space Cloud City in Brooklyn, September 2016. This piece was developed in collaboration with the Barn Arts Collective in Mt. Desert Island, ME.

In November 2015, Meghan traveled to Gesualdo, Italy with The Prospect Theater Company as a cultural ambassador. In March - April, 2016 she reprised her role as Girolama Gesulado in Death for Five Voices at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture.

Meghan is best known for originating the role of Hannah, the Dangerously Unpredictable Dada Girl in THE BLUE FLOWER by  Jim Bauer & Ruth Bauer. She received a 2010 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for her performance in a production at A.R.T., the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA.  In 2011, she reappeared in a subsequent Off-Broadway production at Second Stage.

Fall 2013, Meghan played Rachel in a lab production of THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, presented by The Public and  Dallas Theater Center, book by Itamar Moses, (based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem), music and lyrics by J. Michael Friedman, conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin.   Meghan was at Kansas City Rep in 2012, playing Allie/Emmanuelle, double climate scientist roles in the world premiere of the new musical play and media project about our environmental changes from The Civilians called The Great Immensity.

Meghan earned a 2006 Barrymore Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance of Giulietta Trapani, the Italian sculptress in ASPECTS OF LOVE at the Media Theatre.

She holds an AB in Theatre from Smith College, where she studied voice with Karen Smith-Emerson. She continued her stage training in London with faculty from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has studied Viewpoints with SITI Company and advanced scene study with Wynn Handman and Jonathan Silverstein.

Meghan is also vintage song stylist, bandleader, and award-winning singer-songwriter AMITY ROSE.  Her novelty song "The Porpoise-ful Lament", will be appearing under the credits of an upcoming National Geographic documentary about the return of the harbor porpoises to the San Francisco Bay after a 65 year hiatus. Narrated by Peter Coyote. Watch her field recording of it here, shot in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Stay tuned for the next adventure...just around the bend...