A native Californian, Maegan McConnell has a BA in Music – Vocal Performance from California Lutheran University and MM in Opera and Music Theatre from Southern Illinois University. Immediately after graduation, she began performing in summer stock and touring companies and as a result, has been seen across the U.S. in many venues: opera, musical theatre, classical and contemporary theatre.
Maegan recently was seen in the role of Antonia alongside Julia Migenes, Brent Spiner and Lee Wilkof in Man of La Mancha with Reprise!, one of Los Angeles’ most prominant theatre companies. She also twice reprised the role of Maria in West Side Story, first in the acclaimed 50th Anniversary production at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, followed by the Fullerton Civic Light Opera’s production at historic Plummer Auditorium. Additionally, she was seen in the role of Catherine for East/West Players Anime/Hip Hop adaptation of Pippin in Los Angeles and Maria Elena in Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story at the Arvada Theatre Center in Denver. Her opera and operetta productions include Adah in the Off-Broadway production of Naughty Marietta, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance starring Rex Smith, Ana Gomez in The Consul and Nathalie in The Merry Widow.
In addition to numerous concerts and guest soloist appearances, Maegan has performed in the world premieres of Andak Stage Company’s A Magic Christmas and Don Juan the Trickster of Seville both by Dakin Mathews. Maegan currently studies voice with Virginia D’Auria, Rene Sousa and distinguished opera coach William Vendice.