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Maureen Brennan

Musical Theater Faculty

Maureen Brennan has the distinction of being nominated for a Tony Award and winning a Theatre World Award for her professional debut. While a student at the University of Cincinnati/College Conservatory of Music, she was selected by Harold Prince to star as Cunegonde in the revival of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. She has since appeared on Broadway as Madeleine Manners in Going Up, Tina in Knickerbocker Holiday, Goldie Gates in Little Johnny Jones and Stardust

She toured nationally starring as Mabel in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Pirates fo Penzance and has appeared Off-Broadway in Shakespeare's Cabaret.

Brennan has appeared as a featured soloist in several concerts with Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis, where she also starred in the Guthrie Theatre’s production of Anything Goes. In addition, she has been a featured soloist with renowned symphonies and pops orchestras in Florida, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia (with Peter Nero), Indianapolis, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Omaha, Erie, Boston (with Keith Lockhart), Grand Rapids, Knoxville, Portland, Oregon, Milwaukee and most recently, Hartford Symphony. She has appeared at Carnegie Recital Hall in No No Nanette, The Cat and the Fiddle, The Gay Divorce and Mrs. Gershwin Goes the Washington. 

Brennan’s many other regional stage appearances include leading roles in You Can't Take it with You, Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady, Girl Crazy, Good News, Gypsy, Oklahoma, Showboat, She Love Me, Carousel, The Student Prince, Fifty Million Frenchmen, Side by Side Sondheim, History of the American Film, The Most Happy Fella, The Desert Song, Something's Afoot, I Do! I Do!, 42nd Street, A Christmas Carol and Sylvia. 

Brennan had made her film debut as a dancing old lady in the recent film version of the musical The Producers. She can also be heard on the soundtrack recordings of Disney’s animated film classics Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. 

Brennan participated in the 2002 Sundance Theatre Institute, where she worked on  developing The Light in the Piazza and Bel Canto—she recreated her role in the Boston premiere of this piece.  

Recently, Brennan has been busy writing and producing a new revue with partner, director Michael Allosso, saluting the works of Sheldon Harnick titled Sunrise, Sunset

In addition to her performing career, she enjoys teaching wonderful young artists at The Boston Conservatory as a member of the theater faculty.

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