Megan Crockett is a performer, voice over artist, emcee and stage manager based in Southern California, where she was born and raised. Her 4.5 octave range sets her voice apart, and she’s as comfortable onstage in an operetta as she is belting out a showtune.
As a singer and actor, Megan’s favorite projects include Gilbert and Sullivan classics The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore and Ruddigore, along with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, Side by Side by Sondheim, Allegro, and the world-premiere stage adaptation of Forbidden Zone: Live in the Sixth Dimension. Yup, the Oingo Boingo movie.
It isn’t all about musicals, though! Megan has also appeared in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes, and the late-night hit Magnum Opus Theatre (Winner of Best Ensemble in the 2010 San Francisco Fringe Festival). She’s also a regular performer in Sacred Fools’ iconic episodic series, Serial Killers, for which she has worn many terrible wigs.
Her work as a stage manager put her on the cover of the April 2014 edition of LA Weekly. Thanks to the article about “The Most Important, Invisible Person in the Theater,” Megan has been invited to share her experiences as a guest speaker on college campuses, including her alma mater, California State University Northridge.
When she’s not acting, singing, or stage managing, she sometimes makes time to emcee under the name MC the Emcee or just chill out and watch everything streaming services have to offer. She lives with her husband and an army of cats.
I had my very first voice over gig in high school as the voice of a tutorial for a CD-ROM. (Remember those?) I had a blast, and since then I’ve done voice work whenever I can, including voice dubbing for some of your favorite anime and even a bit for Baahuubali: The Beginning, the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. I honestly have an amazingly fun time even recording voicemail messages for companies, reminding people to shut off their cell phones before performances, and huddling around a microphone with other voice artists becoming a multi-layered background for your favorite scenes.
I still love performing as much as I did when I was just a tiny tot, singing in the Aspen All American Kids Choir.
Since then, I’ve gotten my choir fix through High School, College and have lent my voice to the Burbank Chorale and Metropolitan Master Chorale, as well as an all-women barbershop quartet through ChannelAire. I even soloed onstage at Disneyland, singing the Jasmine portion of “A Whole New World,” which was honestly a life highlight.
I started out my training as an opera singer, performing contralto and mezzo roles, but ultimately gravitated toward theater. I’ve been in a number of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas (my favorite!), a school tour of a bilingual Spanish/English show called Mr. Coconut and the Flying Papaya Mobile (yes, I played a papaya), and a dozen new musicals, including the world premiere adaptation of cult classic Forbidden Zone: Live in the Sixth Dimension, in which I originated the role of Ma Hercules. My 4.5 octave range gives me a lot of versatility, and I love exploring new genres. My non-singing work ranges from Shakespeare to broad parody.
As an emcee, I’m a ball of energy and determined to make every event amazing. I’ve worked on Anime Expo and Anime Central stages providing an interactive experience for thousands of fans, but I still feel right at home doing more intimate hosting for fundraisers and celebratory events.
I have been stage managing for over a decade. I was the kid that took on all the organizational work for high school plays, without yet knowing that there was a name for what I was doing. In college at California State University Northridge and for years since, I have worked on huge ensemble opera and musicals, intimate black box plays and outdoor venues with multiple stages. Favorite past gigs include Pasadena Playhouse: Block Party, Taste, The Commons Collective inaugural shows, and the immersive horror show Wicked Lit.
In April 2014, I was featured on the cover of LA Weekly, for an article about “The Most Important, Invisible Person in the Theater.”
When I’m not working directly in the theater, I love returning to my alma mater as a guest speaker for the stage management class to discuss my unique journey.
I’ve also worked backstage in a number of additional capacities, and I especially enjoy styling wigs. One of my best experiences was getting to work with the original Broadway wigs from CATS that many years ago, as an intern at Sacramento Music Circus.