Megan McGinnis

Birth Place: California, USA

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McGinnis made her Broadway debut in The Diary of Anne Frank as Margot Frank, in 1998. She had her next big role in The Sound of Music on the national tour as Liesl. She returned to Broadway in 2002 to play the role of Lucille in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and was also a member of the ensemble.

McGinnis break-out role was Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which she played from April 15, 2003 to February 10, 2004. She was replaced by Christy Carlson Romano

McGinnis' next big project was the musical Little Women, in which she played the role of Beth from workshops to Broadway. Following Little Women, McGinnis began understudying the role of Éponine in the revival of Les Misérables (musical) under Celia Keenan-Bolger and Mandy Bruno. Even though Bruno was the lead in this role, McGinnis often played Éponine, as Bruno was involved in a television soap-opera. After Bruno left, McGinnis took over the role of Éponine regularly from June 23, 2007 – January 6, 2008.

From 2009 to 2016, McGinnis created the role of Jerusha Abbott in the musical adaptation of Daddy Long Legs, based on the 1912 novel of the same name in various Regional tryouts before running Off Broadway from 2015–2016. During her time with the show Off Broadway, she performed alongside her husband Adam Halpin as Jervis Pendleton when the show made history as the first Broadway show ever to be livestreamed while the show was running.

She is currently starring in the National Tour of Beetlejuice as Barbara Maitland.

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[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2018
Bonnie & Others

Original Off-Broadway Production at Actors Temple Theatre, 2018

Off-Broadway Production, 2015

Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Woman Worker


Eponine [Replacement]

Eponine (Understudy)

[Waterford, CT (Regional)]
Reading, 2006

Original Broadway Production, 2005

Rodrigo Too

[Regional (US)]
Workshop, 2004

[New York]
Reading, 2003

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Ensemble [Replacement]

Lucille [Replacement]

Miss Dorothy Brown (Understudy) [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1998

Essie (Understudy)

Iola Stover (Understudy)

Lizzie Phagan (Understudy)

Ensemble (Understudy)

Monteen (Understudy)

Nurse (Understudy)

Monteeni (Understudy)

Assistant (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1994
Belle [Replacement]

[New York]
Workshop, 2005

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What did our critic think of BEETLEJUICE IS THE GHOST WITH THE MOST at Auditorium Theatre?

Review: BEETLEJUICE at Orpheum Theatre Memphis

What better way to celebrate Halloween than sitting in the audience of BEETLEJUICE The Musical?! The hilarious new musical opened in Memphis on Halloween, and runs until November the 5th! In other words, you don't have many more chances to catch this creepy old guy... and the rest of this phenomenal cast! 

Review: Spooktacular production of BEETLEJUICE THE MUSICAL at Straz Center

BEETLEJUICE THE MUSICAL is a show that revels in its own weirdness and invites the audience to do the same. The musical is a rollercoaster of laughs, gasps, and heartwarming moments. Capturing the spirit of the original film while carving out its unique identity as a musical, the show's mischievous and cheeky nature keeps the audience engaged from start to finish, and you'll leave the theater with a smile on your face and images like an unwanted Beetlejuice lap dance and the earworm 'Day O!” stuck in your head.

Review: A Rocky Start Helps to Usher in Halloween With BEETLEJUICE THE MUSICAL at Straz Center for The Performing Arts

Beetlejuice the Musical, is a live stage musical, based on the 1988 film of the same name in which Michael Keaton plays the iconic ghoul. The musical features music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, with a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King.

Review: BEETELJUICE at Fox Theatre, St. Louis

Using the Tim Burton film as a foundation, Beetlejuice is a rollicking good time. Filled with stellar performances, amazing songs (particularly in Act 2), dazzling sets, and a score that raises the dead, it is equal parts black comedy musical theater and offbeat grief therapy. 

Review: BEETLEJUICE at Des Moines Performing Arts

All you gotta do is say his name three times, and he will appear on the Civic Center stage. 'Beetlejuice: The Musical' has been summoned to Des Moines Performing Arts as the finale of the 2022-2023 Willis Broadway Series. You may be asking if 'Beetlejuice' is the perfect start to your spooky season. This show is one of the hottest tickets in the area, with limited seating still available. I attended opening night on October 3, and the audience was cheering from the show's start to the end.  

Review: BEETLEJUICE at Washington Pavilion

What did our critic think of BEETLEJUICE at Washington Pavilion? Shows like BEETLEJUICE, touring the country and showing at the Washington Pavilion’s Mary Sommervold Hall this week are a visual spectacle of lighting and scene design genius. As the show opens the effects that draw us into this wacky tale on the subject of “death” are mesmerizing and sometimes hypnotic in the way that our eye is drawn into the scene

Review: BEETLEJUICE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis

What did our critic think of BEETLEJUICE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis? It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes.

Review: BEETLEJUICE at Gammage Auditorium

What did our critic think of BEETLEJUICE at Gammage Auditorium?

Interview: Theatre Life with Lea Salonga

The term Broadway royalty can only be given to a handful of performers. Today’s subject Leas Salonga is one of those people. You probably know her best as the singing voices of Princess Jasmine and Mulan in Disney’s Aladdin and Mulan, but she is also an accomplished Broadway and concert performer who wows audiences all over the world with her dynamic voice and excellent acting.

New Musical THE DAYS BEYOND TODAY to Have Industry Presentations at Theater 555

Producer Eric Krebs and Michael Roberts will present industry presentations of “The Days Beyond Today,” a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Michael Roberts (Golf: The Musical, Goldstein), directed by Mr. Krebs.

Megan McGinnis & More Sing on MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Soundtrack

Listen to the first 5 songs from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 5. The first songs released are Dinah Washington, “Relax Max”; Doris Day with The Page Cavanaugh Trio, “I Love The Way You Say Goodnight”; Cast, “Everything Grows!”; Megan McGinnis, “Make My Kitchen Dream Come True”; Cast, “Your Personal Trash Man Can.”

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SWEENEY TODD

The demon barber is back on Broadway! Sweeney Todd is officially swinging his razor at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where the new revival, led by Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford, just opened. Check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals here!

Review: PARADE by American Theater Group is a Stellar Production

American Theater Group (ATG) is now presenting an extraordinary production of 'Parade.'

Celebrate Women's History Month at Joe's Pub with Shaina Taub, Jackie Hoffman, Carol Lipnik & More

Celebrate the intersectionality of femininity during Women’s History Month in March with Shaina Taub, Annahstasia, Carol Lipnik, Ladama, Emily Scott Robinson, Alisa Amador, Violet Bell, Jackie Hoffman, Generation Women, and more!

A 2023 Theatre Summer Camp Guide

Looking for the perfect summer camp for your theatre-loving kid? Let BroadwayWorld be your guide and check out some of the best and most anticipated theatre arts camps of 2023.

ESTELLA SCROOGE Movie Musical Available to Stream For Free

Betsy Wolfe (Waitress) stars as Estella Scrooge, a descendent of her famous great great great great grandfather Ebenezer. Clifton Duncan (The Play That Goes Wrong) stars as Philip ‘Pip’ Nickleby. 2020 Tony winner Lauren Patten (Jagged Little Pill) stars as Dawkins. The production also features Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and Danny Burtsein.

Shereen Pimentel, Darius Jordan Lee & More Join 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced additional casting for their 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022 at New World Stages.

BWW Review: CITY OF ANGELS, Theatre Raleigh

You could still smell the new paint in the newly refurbished theater during the opening night of Theatre Raleigh’s CITY OF ANGELS. It’s fitting that director and choreographer Lauren Kennedy Brady was fulfilling a dream of bringing this production to life while also debuting the company’s new theater.

Cast Announced for CITY OF ANGELS at Theatre Raleigh

Theatre Raleigh is continuing their 2022 Main Stage Season with the well-loved musical, City of Angels. Leading this production are Adam Halpin as Stine, Adam Monley (Broadway: Tootsie, Les Misérables) as Stone and Megan McGinnis (Broadway: Little Women, Side Show, Les Misérables) as Donna/Oolie. City of Angels opens August 3rd.


Megan McGinnis has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Megan McGinnis has not appeared in the West End

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