Megan Casey is a New York City-based singer, actor, aerialist, and educator known for her high energy performances and infectious positivity on stage and in the air. A recent summa cum laude graduate of Tufts University, Megan earned such accolades for her artistic work as the Elizabeth Verveer Tischler Award for Vocal Performance, the Etta and Henry Winokur Award for Outstanding Artistic or Scholarly Achievement, and Highest Honors on her senior thesis, “The Portrayal of Domestic Violence in the Musical Chicago: Historical Context, Musical Analysis, and Musical Theater as Violence Prevention.” During her four years at Tufts, Megan worked on 27 different productions in various capacities as a performer, director, music director, choreographer, and composer. Some of her favorite credits include appearing in Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey, Choreographer), Il Nozze di Figaro (Marcellina, Choreographer), Chicago (Mary Sunshine, Choreographer), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), Gnit (Composer), and Ordinary Days (Director).
Since graduating in spring of 2017, Megan continued to perform around the Boston area in productions at Central Square Theater, Vokes Theater, and Arlington Friends of the Drama. Megan also launched her circus performance debut in the Esh Showcase (Aerial Silks) and Somerstreets (Aerial Silks). Since moving to New York, Megan has continued her aerial training with Circus Warehouse (Professional Prep Program - Straps, Aearial Silks, Aerial Rope).
A composer herself, Megan is also proficient in and passionate about the performance of new works – taking great pleasure in working with playwrights and composers throughout the creation process. She feels very lucky to have been cast as Nora in the world premiere of A Doll’s House: A New Opera (Grace Oberhofer, composer; Allison Benko, director), to have read the role of Ophelia in To Tell My Story (Alexandra Petri, playwright; Kira Patterson, director) at Central Square Theater, and to have lent her vocal and songwriting talent to Lincoln Gray’s debut children’s album “Listen to Lincoln.” Her own compositions and arrangements were most recently included in such productions as Twelfth Night (dir. Allison Benko), Gnit (dir. Peter Secrest), and Desire Under the Elms (dir. Heather Nathans).
In addition to her dedication to performance, Megan holds a great passion for teaching and is committed to spreading joy and love of the arts to students of all ages. Megan has brought her exuberant energy to many a programs including Creative Arts Educational Program (Assistant Director, Drama Teacher, Dance Teacher) and Tufts’ Community Music (Choral Director, Voice Instructor, Administrative Assistant). Presently, she holds the positions of Assistant Director for the Musical Theater Composition Program of the NY Youth Symphony and Teaching Artist for the Metropolitan Opera Guild.