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Meghan Picerno

 
Bio:
Hailed by The New York Times for her “attractive soprano voice,” and for having “total control of the stage,” (Broadway World) coloratura soprano Meghan Picerno is hailed for her exciting, crowd-pleasing performances on theatre, opera and concert stages throughout the world. Picerno took ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Hailed by The New York Times for her “attractive soprano voice,” and for having “total control of the stage,” (Broadway World) coloratura soprano Meghan Picerno is hailed for her exciting, crowd-pleasing performances on theatre, opera and concert stages throughout the world. Picerno took ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Christine Daae
  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Production, 2017
Cunegonde
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Christine Daae [Replacement]

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Stevan Lee Mraovitch, Meghan Picerno Photo

Stevan Lee Mraovitch, Meghan Picerno

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04/12/2022
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Meghan Picerno

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Meghan Picerno

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Stevan Lee Mraovitch, Meghan Picerno Photo

Stevan Lee Mraovitch, Meghan Picerno

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John Riddle, Eryn LeCroy, Meghan Picerno, Ben Crawford and Musical Supervisor David C Photo

John Riddle, Eryn LeCroy, Meghan Picerno, Ben Crawford and Musical Supervisor David Caddick

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01/26/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Christine Daae

  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Production, 2017
Cunegonde

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Christine Daae [Replacement]

Meghan Picerno Biography

Hailed by The New York Times for her “attractive soprano voice,” and for having “total control of the stage,” (Broadway World) coloratura soprano Meghan Picerno is hailed for her exciting, crowd-pleasing performances on theatre, opera and concert stages throughout the world. Picerno took national audiences by storm as Christine DaaĂ© in the US Premiere and First National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. Her portrayal of Christine had critics in awe, “Picerno, however, steals the show with her hypnotic, operatic voice and her expert depiction of Christine’s inner turmoil. Her impeccable vocal performance carries the climax of the production, in which Christine must choose between Raoul and the Phantom...Picerno’s high notes, exuding operatic flare, soar to the mezzanine level of the theater and beyond.” This led to special invitations from Andrew Lloyd Webber to represent his body of work in performance on the ITV television broadcast of the Classic BRIT Awards in 2018, and a guest appearance on the Live at Chelsea Concert Series honoring his 70th birthday. After finishing Love Never Dies, Picerno took another turn at Christine, this time in a sparkling new production of The Phantom of the Opera on its highly lauded World Tour.

Ms. Picerno’s star began to rise after her first collaboration with legendary director Hal Prince as Cunegonde in his new production of Candide at New York City Opera. Of her performance, Huffington Post hailed: “The real beauty of the evening was Meghan Picerno, clear of voice and crisp of diction, who managed the challenging ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ with aplomb.” Quickly becoming one of the most sought-after Cungeondes in the world, Picerno reprised the role at San Francisco Symphony (led by Michael Tilson Thomas), Princeton Symphony, and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
Before hitting the road with Love Never Dies, Ms. Picerno delighted Off-Broadway audiences in Musicals in Mufti: From Berlin to Broadway with the York Theatre Company and as Lucie Dreyfus in The Dreyfus Affair with Ensemble of the Romantic Century. Among Picerno’s favorite regional credits are Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Marian in The Music Man, and Amalia in She Loves Me,
On concert stages, she starred in “Oh, Happy Us” at The Appel Room, Birdland Jazz Club, The Actor's Fund Gala celebrating Hal Prince, and T. Schreiber Studio’s 48th Anniversary Gala. She has graced concert stages in solo dĂ©buts in prestigious venues such as New York City’s David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall, and The National Center of Performing Arts in Beijing, and Theatro Municipal de SĂŁo Paolo. Meghan can also be seen in a commercial spot for Scrub Daddy, which became the most successful company ever featured on Shark Tank.

Upon graduating with a Master of Music degree in Voice from Manhattan School of Music, Picerno enjoyed a diverse career on operatic stages including thrilling performances of Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and a series of successful role dĂ©buts throughout the country including Gilda in Rigoletto, Violetta in La traviata, Olympia in Les Contes d'hoffmann, and the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor.

Instagram: @meghanpicerno ; www.meghanpicerno.com




Meghan Picerno News

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For THE LITTLE PRINCE Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For THE LITTLE PRINCE
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 12, 2022

The Little Prince, based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless novella, opened just last night at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below!

BWW Interview: Ben Jones Debuts Solo Show LOVE SONGS at Feinstein's/54 Below February Photo BWW Interview: Ben Jones Debuts Solo Show LOVE SONGS at Feinstein's/54 Below February 12th
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 6, 2022

Three years after making the move to New York City the oft-demanded symphony soloist makes his solo cabaret debut.

VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Bro Photo VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Emilie Kouatchou will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, beginning on Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM.  Check out all new footage of her in the role!

Musical Theatre Podcast 'Breaking The Curtain' Releases Third Season Photo Musical Theatre Podcast 'Breaking The Curtain' Releases Third Season
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 22, 2022

The series begins with a deep dive into the Life and Legacy of Jonathan Larson. The premiere week continues on January 28th with the first interview of Season 3, featuring 2021 International Lotte Lenya Competition Winner, Andrew Polec. The season begins on January 22nd and will be accompanied by a LIVE event with the co-hosts on their Facebook page at 3 pm EST/8 pm GMT.

Emilie Kouatchou Will Take Over as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA  Photo Emilie Kouatchou Will Take Over as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh announced today that Emilie Koutachou will take over the principal role of ‘Christine Daaé’ in the New York production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on the night that the musical celebrates its unprecedented 34th Anniversary on Wednesday evening, January 26 at 7PM.

VIDEO: Meghan Picerno Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Meghan Picerno Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 11, 2021

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he chats with The Phantom of the Opera's newest leading lady, Meghan Picerno!

Photos: Go Inside Curtain Call for Emilie Kouatchou's Debut as Christine in THE PHANT Photo Photos: Go Inside Curtain Call for Emilie Kouatchou's Debut as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

Emilie Kouatchou made her Broadway debut as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera last night at the Wednesday, October 27 performance!  Kouatchou is the first black actor to play the role on Broadway. 

Photos: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine Daaé in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Photo Photos: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine Daaé in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2021

Emilie Kouatchou is making her Broadway debut as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Kouatchou is the first black actor to play the role on Broadway and has her premiere performance tonight, Wednesday, October 27.

Video: Andrew Lloyd Webber Pays Tribute to PHANTOM Director Hal Prince Photo Video: Andrew Lloyd Webber Pays Tribute to PHANTOM Director Hal Prince
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

The New York return of The Phantom of the Opera is on the horizon and to celebrate the production's return, the show's legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber stopped by rehearsal.

Video: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Chandelier Takes Flight Once More Photo Video: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Chandelier Takes Flight Once More
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

The New York return of The Phantom of the Opera is on the horizon and the production celebrated its return to its longtime home, the Majestic Theatre, by hoisting its iconic chandelier above the orchestra once more. 

Meghan Picerno Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Bro VideoVIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Emilie Kouatchou will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, beginning on Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM.  Check out all new footage of her in the role!

VIDEO: Meghan Picerno Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Meghan Picerno Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 11, 2021

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he chats with The Phantom of the Opera's newest leading lady, Meghan Picerno!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 8, 2021

The cast of Phantom of the Opera performed a medley of the title-track and 'Masquerade' live in Times Square this morning on Good Morning America and we've got the video. Watch the current leads.

VIDEO: Hangin' on 44th Street with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ben Crawford VideoVIDEO: Hangin' on 44th Street with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ben Crawford
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2021

New York will be New York again when the lights at the Majestic Theatre are shining bright, and that day is just weeks away! The Phantom of the Opera will reopen for its 33rd record-breaking year on Broadway on October 22, led by Ben Crawford in the title role.

VIDEO: New York City Opera Creates UN ZOOMO IN MASCHERA VideoVIDEO: New York City Opera Creates UN ZOOMO IN MASCHERA
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2020

As the year 2020 draws to a close, stars past and present of New York City Opera (NYCO) have come to the aid of “The People’s Opera” by participating in Un Zoomo in Maschera, a word from the artists of New York City Opera, a special year-end fundraiser which will be released on social media today.

#TBT: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Becomes The Longest-Running Musical In Broadway Histor Video#TBT: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Becomes The Longest-Running Musical In Broadway History
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 9, 2020

The legendary musical The Phantom of the Opera has been bringing the music of the night to Broadway audiences for over 31 years, and 14 years ago today, the production surpassed Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats to become the longest-running musical in Broadway history! To celebrate the history-making anniversary, we're throwing it back to that special night with the Tony-winning original Phantom Michael Crawford and Howard McGillin commemorating the special occasion!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA World Tour VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA World Tour
by Alan Henry - Apr 19, 2019

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA World Tour, led by Jonathan Roxmouth and Meghan Picerno! Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Shares Why LOVE NEVER DIES Launched in Detroit VideoVIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Shares Why LOVE NEVER DIES Launched in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The national tour of Love Never Dies is currently in performances at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI, where it will play through October 29, 2017. The official tour opening is next week, October 25, 2017, and in anticipation, Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to the local FOX station about why he chose Detroit for the U.S. premiere of his musical. See what he had to say below!

BWW TV: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room with the Company of the  LOVE NEVER DIES Nationa VideoBWW TV: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room with the Company of the LOVE NEVER DIES National Tour!
by TV - On the Road - Sep 10, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, will make its North American premiere on Wednesday, October 25 in Detroit, MI, following technical rehearsals and performances in Utica, NY (September 22-24, Stanley Theatre) and a special preview engagement in Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre October 3-8, 2017.

BWW TV: Old Friends Reunite at The Actors Fund Gala- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, just held its Annual Gala on Monday night, May 8, 2017. The evening celebrated Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Danny DeVito, two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field, outstanding corporate leader Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP and 21-time Tony Award-winning theatrical director and producer Harold Prince. Mr. DeVito, Ms. Field and Ms. Jenkins were awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. Mr. Prince received The Actors Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award.


Meghan Picerno Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Meghan Picerno been in?
Meghan Picerno has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Meghan Picerno been in?
Meghan Picerno has not appeared in the West End