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 in GOING UP, KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY, LITTLE JOHNNY JONES and STARDUST.
She toured nationally starring as Mabel in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and has appeared Off-Broadway in SHAKESPEARE'S CABARET.
Ms. 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 and 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 MR. GERSHWIN GOES TO WASHINGTON.
Ms. Brennan's many regional stage appearances include leading roles in CALENDAR GIRLS, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, MY FAIR LADY, GIRL CRAZY, GYPSY, OKLAHOMA, SHOWBOAT, SHE LOVES ME, CAROUSEL, SIDE BY SIDE BY 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, SYLVIA, MAME and FOOTLOOSE.
Ms. Brennan 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, and on-screen as a dancing old lady in the current film version of the musical, THE PRODUCERS.
She participated in the 2002 Sundance Theatre Institute where she worked on developing THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and BEL CANTO in which she recreated her role in the Boston premiere of this piece.
Maureen was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award by the Independent Reviewers of New England(IRNE) for her performance as Agnes Gooch in MAME at the Reagle Players. . She was a member of the ALLEGRO cast studio recording that was produced by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation. She has produced and performed SUNRISE, SUNSET, The Songs of Sheldon Harnick, co-written with Michael Allosso.