April 25, 1990 |
Longmeadow, Massachusetts, U.S.
Meghann Alexandra Fahy (born April 25, 1990) is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Natalie Goodman in the play Next to Normal, and as Hannah O'Connor on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live.
Fahy had been singing at various events around her hometown of Longmeadow, Massachusetts from a young age. However, her first theater role was playing Dorothy Gale in her Longmeadow High School senior class performance of The Wizard of Oz.
During the summer of 2008, Fahy attended open calls and was cast as the standby for Jennifer Damiano as Natalie Goodman in Arena Stage's production of Next to Normal in late 2008. She remained with the cast during its transfer to the Booth Theatre on Broadway, which began previews on March 27, 2009. On July 19, 2010, after Damiano departed the cast to prepare for the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark the day prior, Fahy took over as the principal actor for Natalie along with Marin Mazzie as mother Diana and Jason Danieley as father Dan. MacKenzie Mauzy replaced her as the standby for Natalie. Fahy played the role on Broadway until its closing on January 16, 2011.
In December 2010, it was announced that Fahy had been cast in readings of a stage adaptation based upon the 1992 Disney cult classic Newsies. Paper Mill Playhouse took on the musical for its 2011–12 season, with the production running from September 15 to October 16, 2011, though Fahy did not participate in that production.
She has also recorded demos for composers' works, such as Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan's The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown in 2009, and continues to perform in concert revues as the title character as recently as March 1, 2011.
In May 2011, Meghann briefly reprised her role as Natalie Goodman in the first national tour of Next to Normal in the first week of the St. Paul, Minnesota stop. Emma Hunton, who had been cast in the tour, took a leave of absence to complete a workshop in New York City. Fahy joined the rest of the principle tour cast for her stint: Alice Ripley as Diana, Asa Somers as Dan, Jeremy Kushnier as Dr. Madden, and Preston Sadleir as Henry.
In July 2011, it was announced that Fahy had been cast in The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown at Goodspeed Opera House. She reprised her role as the title character when performances began August 4, 2011 and continued through August 28, 2011.
In January 2012, Fahy appeared in a one-night concert reading of Twilight: The Musical at New World Stages as Bella.
Television and film
Fahy first appeared on ABC's One Life to Live in February 2010 as college student Hannah O'Connor. She has described her character in these terms: "stalked an ex-boyfriend; overdosed on painkillers; has a fixation on a coed; witnessed a crime." The role ended in November 2010, with Hannah O'Connor appearing in a total of 81 episodes.
Other television credits include Gossip Girl as Devyn and the 2011 Hallmark Hall of Fame movie The Lost Valentine as a young 1940's era mother, Caroline Thomas, with Betty White as Caroline in present-day and Jennifer Love Hewitt as a reporter learning of Caroline's story. In 2012 Fahy appeared in Political Animals as ambitious blogger Georgia as well as in Necessary Roughness as Olivia DiFlorio, tutor-turned-girlfriend of the main character's son.
|2012||Fifty Grades of Shay||Lila Morgan||Short film|
|2016||Miss Sloane||Clara Thomson|
|2009||Gossip Girl||Devyn||Episode: "The Lost Boy"|
|2010–12||One Life to Live||Hannah O'Connor|
|2011||The Good Wife||Shelby Hale||Episode: "Affairs of State"|
|Georgetown||Erica Wallace||TV Movie|
|The Lost Valentine||Young Caroline||TV Movie|
|2012||Necessary Roughness||Olivia DiFlorio||4 episodes|
|Political Animals||Georgia Gibbons||4 episodes|
|Chicago Fire||Nicki Rutkowski||Episode: "Mon Amour"
Episode: "Professional Courtesy"
Episode: "One Minute"
|2013||It Could Be Worse||Joy||Episode: "What's Your Secret?"|
|2014||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jenny Aschler||Episode: "Downloaded Child"|
|2015||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Maria||Episode: "Maria"|
|Blue Bloods||Lacey Chambers||Episode: "Worst Case Scenario"|
|2017||The Bold Type||Sutton||Main role|
Broadway theater credits
- Next to Normal (2010): Natalie (replacement)
- Meghann Fahy Savors Stepping Up from Understudy to Star in Next to Normal
- League, The Broadway. "Next To Normal – Broadway Musical – Original - IBDB". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- League, The Broadway. "Meghann Fahy – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "Broadway's Next to Normal to Close January 16". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Newsies Reading Cast
- Itzkoff, Dave. "Extra, Extra! 'Newsies' Musical to Open Paper Mill Playhouse Season". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Kerrigan-Lowdermilk (1 March 2011). "Meghann Fahy - "Say the Word" (Kerrigan-Lowdermilk)". Retrieved 22 November 2016 – via YouTube.
- Everett, Matthew A. "THEATER | At the Ordway, "Next to Normal" is a musical full of unusual surprises". TCDaileyPlanet.com, May 12, 2011
- BWW News Desk "Fahy, Durand Join Cast of UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAMANTHA BROWN at Goodspeed". BroadwayWorld.com, July 18, 2011
- "Worst Case Scenario". 25 September 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2016 – via IMDb.