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About Me

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Megan McCormick (she/they) is a singer, composer, lyricist, writer, and circus artist based in Brooklyn. Their favorite genre of literature is fantasy (written by women is highly preferred but LOTR can hang) and they always eat bananas with a knife, which many people find disturbing. The coolest thing they’ve ever done is opened for Jack White on tour when they sang back up for the band Geese, and the lamest thing they’ve ever done is spent $8 on a chai latte in Union Sq. You can pick out Megan in a crowd by their penchant for high-energy silliness and their high-key enthusiasm for aerial straps.

As a composer/lyricist, Megan has been honored to be a part of the Musical Creator’s Institute under director Sam Carner, where they have been working as a composer on their original musical about England’s first queens with lyricist Nia Harvey and director/writer Hayley Goldenberg. The first reading of their musical took place at the Dramatist Guild in May of 2023, and development is ongoing. As a student of the program, Megan has been grateful to be in class with and receive feedback from such musical theater professionals as Adam Gwon, Zina Goldrich, Kent Nicholson, Heath Saunders, Kevin Hammonds, and Andrea Daly. As a multi-hyphenate artist, Megan enjoys combining their interests for interdisciplinary works. In the summer of 2021, their original song and aerial straps act, “Careful Lorelei,” premiered at the New England Center for Circus Arts.

 

As a circus artist, Megan’s primary disciplines are aerial straps and flying trapeze. They began their aerial training in the summer of 2017 at Esh Circus Arts on aerial silks. In February of 2020, after moving to New York City, Megan began the intensive training program at Circus Warehouse, where they discovered a deep love for aerial straps. When the Warehouse closed, they continued their straps training with Amadeus Lopez at NYC Straps Club, a studio that emphasizes conditioning for switches, levers, and muscle ups, where they still train to this day. In 2021, Megan took their first flying trapeze class at Trapeze School New York, where they instantly fell in love with the discipline and the community. They are so grateful to have joined TSNY’s staff in the fall of 2022 as a flying trapeze instructor and aerial straps coach. They look forward to working with the new management team to expand the aerial offerings and develop after-school circus programming. Megan has performed on aerial silks and aerial straps in showcases at Esh Circus Arts, New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), and Trapeze School New York. 

As a singer, Megan delights in performing across genres from alt rock, to musical theater, to children’s music. As a backup singer, she has performed with the Brooklyn-based rock group, Geese, on tour with Jack White at the Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago, the Andrew J. Brady Music Center in Cincinnati, and the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, and headlining in New York City at Bowery Ballroom. Megan has performed with their own trio, Hatless in Public, at such institutions as The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Way Station, among others, and they have released their single, “The Burrito Song,” on all streaming services. Megan loves to participate in readings of new works and has been thrilled to sing and read in workshops for such new writers as Grace Oberhofer, Ann Nolling, and Allison Benko. Megan has been thrilled to be a frequent collaborator with Brooklyn-based children’s singer Listen to Lincoln, lending vocals to his debut album and featured in live shows as “Musical Megan.” Their silly, high-energy performances have delighted children across the Northeast.

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