Daisy Eagan

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Daisy Eagan
Daisy Eagan 2011 by David Shankbone.JPG
Eagan at a party in New York, 2011
Born (1979-11-04) November 4, 1979 (age 36)
Brooklyn, New York City
Alma mater Bard College at Simon's Rock
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Patrick Comer (2003-2006; div.)
Children 1

Daisy Eagan (born November 4, 1979) is an American actress.

In 1991 she won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the role.[1] At eleven years old, she is the youngest female to win a Tony to date (as of 2015), and is the second youngest person to win a Tony (Frankie Michaels was ten when he won his Tony for Mame). [2]

In 1992, Eagan sang "Broadway Baby" in the concert Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall.[3]

She appeared in the Blank Theater Company production of The Wild Party in 2005 in Los Angeles as the street waif,[4] and is the recipient of the 2005 L.A. Weekly Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. [5]

She will appear in the Manhattan Concert Productions presentation of The Secret Garden at David Geffen Hall in February 2016 as the housemaid Martha.[6]

Her film work includes Losing Isaiah (1995),[7]Ripe (1996)[8] and Tony n' Tina's Wedding (2004)[9]

She has appeared on television in episodes of Without a Trace (2007),[10] The Unit (2006),[11] Ghost Whisperer (2006),[12] and Numb3rs (2006), [13] among other shows.

Personal life[edit]

Eagan attended Bard College at Simon's Rock, and graduated from Antioch University in Los Angeles with a BA in psychology and creative writing.[14][15]

In 2003, she married Patrick Comer, a financial consultant;[16] they divorced in 2006. Eagan and her boyfriend, Kurt Bloom, have one child.[17]


  1. ^ "'The Secret Garden' Broadway" playbillvault.com, accessed December 24, 2015
  2. ^ Corsello, Bill. "The Youngest Tony Award-Winners" tonyawards.com, May 21, 2013
  3. ^ "Special Events, Concerts, and Benefit Performances" sondheimguide.com, accessed December 24, 2015
  4. ^ Brandes, Phillip. "Emotions turn explosive at sizzling 'Wild Party'" Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2005
  5. ^ Morris, Steven Leigh. "Daisy Eagan: No Exit" laweekly.com, April 4, 2007
  6. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Daisy Eagan, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Ben Platt Join 'Secret Garden' at Geffen Hall" playbill.com, December 23, 2015
  7. ^ Losing Isaiah at AllMovie
  8. ^ Holden Stephen. "review" New York Times, May 2, 1997
  9. ^ "'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' Overview" New York Times, accessed December 24, 2015
  10. ^ "'Without A Trace', Episode 20" tvguide.com, accessed December 27, 2015
  11. ^ "'The Unit', Episode 7" tvguide.com, accessed December 27, 2015
  12. ^ "'Ghost Whisperer', Episode 5" tvguide.com, accessed December 27, 2015
  13. ^ "'Numb3rs', Episode 15" tvguide.com, accessed December 27, 2015
  14. ^ Fox, Jena Tesse. "Still Daisy Eagan After All These Years" broadwayworld.com, March 27, 2011
  15. ^ Taylor, Kate. "A Former Child Star Returns, With Wisdom" New York Times, March 27, 2011
  16. ^ "Weddings/Celebrations. Daisy Eagan, Patrick Comer" New York Times, August 31, 2003
  17. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Tony Winner Daisy Eagan Welcomes Baby Boy" playbill.com, May 16, 2013

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