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School of Visual & Performing Arts

Theatre Arts

Megan Osterhaus

Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts

[Applied Voice]

Megan relocated to Connecticut with her family to enjoy this wonderful community after living in Manhattan and working professionally for the last 20 years. She has performed on Broadway in shows such as Mamma Mia!, covering the role of Sophie, the original cast of Mary Poppins where she played the leading role of Winifred Banks and the Broadway revival of Les Miserables, covering the role of Fantine. She has also toured nationally across the U.S. and Canada performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat playing the Narrator, Cameron Mackintosh’s American Premiere of Martin Guerre and Mamma Mia! where she met her husband, Chris Bolan. She also played the title role of Mary Poppins in the Mexico City premiere and Toronto productions. Selected regional credits include The Guthrie Theater, Music Theater of Wichita, Papermill Playhouse, PCLO, and Lyric Theater. She’s a Native of Oklahoma and holds a BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma. She studied voice from her mother, Kay Creed, who was an Opera Singer for the New York City Opera and has taken that training in Opera and applied her own technique to be geared towards musical theater. She also studied with her father, Carveth Osterhaus, who directed all over the country and ran the theater program at Oklahoma City University and the University of Central Oklahoma. Her mother and father were both founding members of Lyric Theater. She teaches voice both at WCSU and privately in Westport. She also choreographs various productions throughout Connecticut and Upstate New York.