Brigid Harrington is a NYC/Chicago-based actress, singer/songwriter and dancer who is enjoying a well-rounded career. Among Brigid's many theatrical credits, is her role starring as "Jane Banks" in Mary Poppins on Broadway. Brigid's voice can be heard on the Disney Channel's hit animated series - Chuggington - as the lead female character Koko, and also in that show's Interactive Toys, DVD's, games, websites, and Apps. On Nickelodeon & Nick Jr., Brigid's speaking and singing voice has been featured on many bumpers for various shows and educational segments.
Brigid plays the supporting role of "Julie" in the feature film Benji The Dove starring Lynn Cohen (Hunger Games) - directed by Kevin Arbouet, and also appeared in the indie film Lullaby as Garrett Hedlund's cousin "Sarah". On television, she played Kelly the cheerleader on the premiere episode of Discovery ID Channel's Momsters: When Moms Go Bad, appeared in the hit FX Channel show Louie, and had a featured guest spot in the award-winning web series Redheads Anonymous starring Ethan Slater (Spongebob). Brigid is also an accomplished commercial actress, appearing in many national TV and radio spots. Read Brigid's full bio here..
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"Larry & Lucy" Film
Developmental Readings and Productions
Brigid was cast by NYC writer/director/actor Peter Welch in "Larry & Lucy" alongside veteran actor Larry Fleischman.
The script was originally developed for the stage, but is currently being re-worked in a series of workshops and readings in NYC for possible production as a feature-length film in 2019.
The story follows the unlikely friendship and subsequent adventures of this mismatched pair.
Giving Back To The Community
In her senior year in high school, Brigid created an Independent Study Arts Outreach Program in which she combines her love of history, political science and performance.
With this outreach program, Brigid is pleased to bring the arts to her community while providing them with entertainment and education. Shown here performing for a senior citizen's group in her hometown, Brigid created a set of narratives and songs of historical significance.
Catch Brigid in Equity Production of Ah, Wilderness!
This July and August Brigid will be playing "Muriel" as part of the Equity professional cast of East Lynne Theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! July 28th - September 2nd in beautiful Cape May.
Brigid cast in "Benji The Dove" Feature Film
TV Pilot in Development: 'The House Arrest Rooneys'
Jerry Springer leads the all-star cast of The House Arrest Rooneys
Brigid played Jerry Springer's granddaughter April, while real-life sister Shannon narrated
Writer/filmmaker Peter Welch assembled an impressive cast for the pilot reading of his "dramady" in development - The House Arrest Rooneys, including Brigid Harrington, Broadway & TV film veteran Jerry Springer, Lev Gorn (The Americans), Greg Mullavey (Mary Hartman/Mary Hartman, iCarly), Denny Dillon (SNL), legendary NYC drag queen icon & Drama Desk-winning playwright Charles Busch, and more. The story centers around Jerry Springer's amusingly-dysfunctional family, with lots of interesting characters, creative twists, and one hell of an original premise. Click here to read an interview with Welch, including a review of the reading.
Brigid in feature film industry reading for 'Hedges'
Brigid with Broadway legend Jeff Calhoun
Brigid and Evan Roe (Madame Secretary)
In the summer of 2016, Brigid was cast as "Julie", the love interest of Evan Roe (Madame Secretary), in the coming-of-age screenplay Hedges, written by Charlie Zicari. In attendance was Broadway legend Jeff Calhoun, and other industry professionals. Click here to read about it on BroadwayWorld.com.
Brigid Originates Role in a New Musical
Brigid was fortunate enough to originate the role of Charlotte Mackenzie in a wonderful new musical in development called Once 'Round The Circle, composed by New York City composer and songwriter, Shanan Estreicher. Brigid along with real-life sister Shannon (playing Dolly Mackenzie) and Cheryl Ann McCullagh (Emily Mackenzie) were first cast to record a 3-song demo and promotional video at the famous Avatar Studios in NYC. Shortly after that, the show was selected to be part of the Emerging Artists Theater's "New Works" series with a developmental production in March of 2016.
The story is about the 3 sisters, stuck in their house alone during a winter storm, who are forced to confront - and eventually come to terms with - the underlying tension that has been pulling them apart. The music and lyrics are beautiful and haunting, with accompaniment on piano, violin, viola, and cello.
Brigid had a great time filming an episode in the comedic webseries Redheads Anonymous (cast by Kimberly Graham). The series has won many awards, including Indie Series Network's "Favorite Web Series for The Week", for the episode in which Brigid played the head 80's Mean Girl in a flashback scene. Congratulations to everyone at Redhead's Anonymous! Visit their website here, and watch Brigid's episode here.
Historical March with LGBT group & Mayor DiBlasio
Brigid was so very proud to make history with NYC Mayor DiBlasio and the Lavender and Green Alliance as they all marched in the St. Patrick's Day parade down 5th Avenue. After 25 years of protests and arrests over the lack of inclusion in the parade, this was the first year any LGBT group was allowed to be an official member of the parade. Brigid was honored when family friend/actor/producer Aedin Maloney invited Brigid, and her sister Shannon, to march behind the Lavender and Green Alliance banner with the Mayor and hundreds of other supporters. See if you can spot her in this photo!
People's Choice Winner in State-wide Songwriting Competition
Brigid's original song "#IDontDoDrugs" won the People's Choice award as part of the "Shout Down Drugs" state-wide songwriting competition sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.
Her catchy song centered around using social media to promote positive anti-drug messages, and received the most votes online, making her "The People's Choice". Her song received the most votes out of all the votes cast for all of the contestants, with her song receiving almost 100,000. She also advanced to the finals performing at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (PAC).
Brigid's creative and hummable song has a unique upbeat message that blends social media with a strong anti-drug message to create a winning song. For more details about the competition, to listen to the song, and read more about Brigid as a singer/songwriter, go to
this page on this website.
Brigid was cast to originate the role of Charlotte Mackenzie in Shanan Estreicher's new musical in development Once 'Round The Circle. The musical is about 3 sisters at the turn of the century stranded, alone, in their house during a snow storm, trying to work out tensions between them due to a family tragedy. Brigid's real-life sister, Shannon, was also cast to play younger sister Dolly, and Cheryl Ann McCullagh played eldest sister Emily.
They workshopped the show for a week, and then recorded a 3-song demo at the famous Avatar studios, and also shot a promotional video. Click here to watch the video, or here to listen to the demo.
Brigid and Shannon Harrington at Playwright's Horizons
Brigid and her sister Shannon Harrington sang as part of a concert of Broadway performers in Curtains Up For A Cure, which is the annual concert and silent auction to raise funds and awareness about Huntingdon's disease. The event was produced by Meredith Patterson Brayley every year. Ms. Patterson Brayley was the original Judy Haynes in the Broadway Production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and reprised that role in the show's Broadway National Tour of 2013 in which Shannon played Susan Waverly. The evening also featured other Broadway performers from Wicked, Lion King, Newsies, Les Miserables, SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark and more. Click here to read about Curtains Up For A Cure on Playbill.com.
Brigid in new Webseries "Redheads Anonymous"
Brigid was cast in the comedic webseries "Redheads Anonymous". She played the head Mean Girl where she and her minions tormented the lead character of the series in a flashback to the 80's. Brigid had big hair, big makeup and dished out big insults. The series will air in the Spring of 2015. Stay tuned for more!
click here to read more about Redheads Anonymous.
Brigid Returns to Broadway Sessions for Big 6th Anniversary Show
In June, Brigid was back on 42nd Street to perform at the best cabaret in the city featuring Broadway performers and other celebrities, hosted by Ben D. Cameron. This time it was to celebrate Broadway Session's 6th Anniversary. Brigid was thrilled to perform that night along with Lena Hall (who just won a Tony Award for Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and other performers representing just about every current Broadway show.
Brigid Makes Her Feature Film Debut In 2012 Brigid shot a scene with Garrett Hedlund and Jennifer Hudson in the upcoming feature film "Lullaby". Brigid plays Hedlund's cousin Sarah in the movie which centers around Hedlund's character dealing with his estranged family and terminally ill father who wishes to be taken off life support. The movie also stars Amy Adams, Terrence Howard and Anne Archer and was released to select theatres on June 13, 2014. You can catch a glimpse of Brigid here in the the official trailer for the movie.
13th Annual Concert of Stars Brigid was very pleased when Broadway Director and Skyline's Artistic Director Sam Scalamoni asked her back to sing at their gala and fundraiser. Brigid performed the year prior at the annual event when Brian d'Arcy James hosted. This year Brigid sang two songs and was honored to appear along with other Broadway performers from Mary Poppins, Wicked, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Phantom of the Opera, and more.
Brigid on location of FX's hit series Louie Brigid was on location for a week in February shooting several scenes for an upcoming episode of Louie. The highly-anticipated 4th season of the show written, directed and produced by comedian Louis C.K. will begin in May, 2014. The episode Brigid will appear in takes place during flash-back scenes in the 80's with a young "Louie" in school.
Brigid during sound check onstage at Joe's Pub in New York City
Michael Mitnick Concert, Joe's Pub NYC Michael Mitnick is an incredibly talented songwriter, playwright, screenwriter and lyricist. On September 9th 2013, he held a concert celebrating some of his wonderful songs, performed by Broadway artists. Brigid was honored to be part of the amazing cast of performers, and to sing at that legendary venue. She was thrilled to be able to sing (again) "I Wanna Go Back"; a phenomenal teenage anthem Mitnick wrote with Simon Rich from their new musical: "Middle School: A Story of Survival". Earlier in the year Brigid got to work with these two wonderful writers in a develomental workshop for the musical, directed by Lonny Price.
Cast and creative team pictured left to right: Lisa Diaz, Matt Cowart, Brigid Harrington, Lonny Price, Zak Sandler, Neil McCaffrey, Jordan O'Brien, Zach Rand, Adam Riegler, Michael Mitnick and Simon Rich. (not pictured David Rossmer and Heather Ayers)
"MIDDLE SCHOOL: a story of survival" Brigid was so happy to be cast as "Molly" (one of the leads) in a workshop/reading of Simon Rich and Michael Mitnick's new musical. The week-long developmental workshop and staged reading was presented by The Bucks County Playhouse with Jed Bernstein (Producing Director of the Playhouse, and President of the Lincoln Center). The creative team was led by Director Lonny Price. Brigid along with her fellow castmates (most of which from Broadway) worked hard all week with Mr. Price, Associate Director Matt Cowart, Musical Director Zak Sandler, and authors of the musical, Simon Rich and Michael Mitnick. The week culminated in a well-received staged reading for an invited audience.
Brigid performed at Broadway Sessionswith B'way Hair cast at the Laurie Beechman Theater NYC
On Thursday, April 25th, Brigid performed along with the Hair cast at Broadway Sessions, a musical theater-themed variety show. It's the "ultimate post theater extravaganza" where Broadway guests perform, play games with the audience and it's all to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Broadway Sessions was created by (and is hosted by) Broadway's Ben D. Cameron (Wicked, Aida, Footloose).
The evening was filled with great performances by many "Tribe" members of the Broadway cast such as Matt DeAngelis, Tripp Fountain, Nkrumah Gatling, Shaleah Adkisson, Billy Lewis and more. The whole night was full of amazing performances, laughs, trivia contests, the incredible Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano and a great menu too!
Brigid got in the "Hippie" mood and sang 2 new songs, and joked around with the hosts. You'd have been hard-pressed to find a better show in New York City that night.
**Click below to watch Brigid's performance videos posted by Broadway Sessions
"You've Got to be Carefully Taught" (South Pacific), posted on Broadway Sessions' YouTube Channel.
Dylan's "When The Ship Comes In", posted on Broadway Sessions' YouTube Channel.
THE PLAYBILL ARCHIVES
April 2014 - April 2016
In the Spring of 2014, Brigid was back in the studio, voicing the character of Koko for more episodes of Chuggington, getting to work again with the creator of the series (and Bob the Builder creator), Sarah Ball. It's always a huge treat for Brigid to work with Sarah who cast Brigid as Koko in 2009. She loves to get the opportunity to be directed by Sarah whenever possible.
Also in the Spring of that year, Brigid was thrilled to perform again at Skyline Theater's Broadway in Bergen gala concert, directed by Broadway Director Sam Scalamoni (Beauty and the Beast, Lestat, Elf). The evening was hosted by the amazing Hugh Panaro (Phantom, Phantom of the Opera), along with other Broadway singers.
In the beginning of the summer, Brigid appeared at Broadway Sessions again, this time for their big 6th anniversary show, and it was amazing. Hosted by Ben Cameron, featuring Tony-award winner Lena Hall, Brigid, and other amazing Broadway singers, it had to have been the best show in the city that night for sure. Even Brigid's sister got into the act when Ben called her up onstage for an impromptu rendition of "Hopelessly Devoted to You."
In the Fall of 2014, Brigid was cast by Kimberly Graham to play the head Mean Girl in the comedic new webseries Redheads Anonymous. The role was a juicy one, with Brigid being the leader of a pack of mean girls who torment one of the lead actresses in the series during a flashback to the 80s. On-set, Brigid (and her character's minions) were transformed into the perfect 80s mean girls with ridiculously big hair and even more ridiculous insults. Daniel Seth directed the series which went on to won many awards, including Indie Series Network's "Favorite Web Series for The Week" for several episodes - one of which being the episode Brigid appeared in.
Brigid (Muriel) and Evan Smilyk (Richard) in an "Ah, Wilderness!" at the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company
Brigid joins the cast of Eugene O'Neill's only comedic play, Ah, Wilderness! playing Muriel - the love interest of the male lead "Richard" for the Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company in Cape May, NJ. Read the SandPaper's article here.
Brigid as Jerry Springer's rocker granddaughter in TV pilot in development
An all-star cast including Brigid, Jerry Springer, Greg Mullavey, Lev Gorn, Denny Dillon and more gathered to read Peter Welch's dysfunctional family dramady, The House Arrest Rooneys. Read an interview with Welch and take an in-depth look at the show in this article.
Brigid and cast from "Hedges" screenplay reading
Brigid played Emma, the love interest of the lead character played by Evan Roe (Madame Secretary, Jessie), in the staged reading of Charlie Zicari's coming of age screenplay, Hedges. Industry professionals in attendance included the Broadway and Hollywood Director, Jeff Calhoun. Read the BroadwayWorld article here.
Brigid records demo & promotional video at Avatar studios for new musical
Brigid and her fellow castmates (including Brigid's little sister Shannon) and composer Shanan Estreicher record the demo for Mr. Estreicher's new musical Once 'Round The Circle at Avatar Studios in NYC. They also shot a promotional video for the new musical which you can view by clicking the video above.
Brigid plays Wednesday Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Brigid was happy to take on the challenging role of Wednesday Addams in her high school drama department's production of The Addams Family. Read The SandPaper's article here
Broadway in Bergen Gala
Brigid is always happy to lend a hand at Skyline Theater's "Broadway in Bergen" gala, directed by Broadway Director Sam Scalamoni. Brigid is pictured here with Hugh Panaro (Phantom, Phantom of The Opera).
Brigid and castmates record demo at Avatar
New musical in development Once 'Round The Circle got its start within the famous walls of Avatar Studios in NYC. It's a beautiful musical about the Mackenzie sisters, with haunting music and lyrics by Shanan Estreicher. Brigid was cast to originate the role of Charlotte, her real-life sister (Shannon) played Dolly, and Cheryl Ann McCullagh played Emily. They also shot a promotional video for the new musical which you can view by clicking the video above. Visit estreicher.com to listen to the demo. To view the video, click on the image above.
International Thespian Society
Brigid is proud to be a member of the Barnegat High School trouple of the International Thespian Society, an "honorary drama organization for high-school theatre students," founded in 1929, with alumni including Tom Hanks, Val Kilmer, James Marsters, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Stephen Schwartz. Brigid was proud to represent Barnegat High School Troupe 7363, and be able to compete as a Sophomore in the ITS state competition. In her first year competing, Brigid won a Superior award for Dramatic Monologue and an another Superior award as part of her troupe's musical presentation.
Momsters: When Moms Go Bad
Brigid was cast as "Kelly" for the premiere episode of Discovery ID's new show "Momsters: When Moms Go Bad". The show is hosted by comedianne Roseanne Barr and aired on Nov. 28th, 2014. Brigid is featured in several scenes, playing Kelly (a cheerleader) in this episode about the reallife scandal centered around Wanda Holloway and her cheerleader daughter. Click here to watch the full episode
Brigid in FX network's show "Louie"
Brigid appeared in the special "In The Woods" 2-part episode of "Louie", which aired on June 9th, 2014. The show is written and directed by its star, comediene Louis C.K. Brigid played a classmate of "young Louie" in several flashback scenes. See Brigid's Facebook page for more images and screenshots.
Chuggington on the Disney Channel
Brigid has been busy at the legendary Goldcrest Post studios in NYC finishing up the 4th season of Chuggington for the Disney and Disney Jr. Channels. The new season is full of super-charged adventures and characters. Brigid's lead character "Koko" has a new "booster" on her side to make her go even faster! Along with Season 4 recordings, Brigid was super excited to sing and act for a special project - Chuggington's first ever music video "Chug Patrol - Ready to Rescue" which is airing on Disney & Disney Jr. channels plus featured on the DVD of the same name.
Broadway for the Arts - Concert of Stars Hosted by Brian d'Arcy James On April 7th, 2013 Brigid appeared alongside other performers from Broadway at Skyline Theatre Company's annual gala event hosted by Broadway & TV star Brian d'Arcy James in Fair Lawn, NJ. Along with Brigid, featured performers included Michele McConnell (Phantom of the Opera), Jennifer Hope Wills (Phantom, Beauty and the Beast), Leenya Rideout (War Horse) and more. The evening was hosted by 2 time TONY nominee & "Smash" star Brian d'Arcy James.
Centennial Celebration for Actors' Equity Association
Brigid attended the Philadelphia gala at the Wilma Theatre celebrating Actors' Equity Association's 100th anniversary. AEA President Nick Wyman, AEA officers and liaison members were in attendance along with AEA actors, directors, stage managers and more. Brigid was honored to meet President Wyman (left), and re-connect with Actor/Writer/Director Chris McGinnis (right).Click here to read theatre critic Howard Shapiro's story about the event.
"Banks Kids" Hall of Fame
As Mary Poppins on Broadway came to a close, BroadwayWorld.com did a feature article on the kids who've played Jane & Michael Banks throughout the years. Click here to read more.
Concert of Stars Fundraiser
Brigid takes a break from performing to help Broadway Director and Skyline Theatre's Artistic Director Sam Scalamoni, and Broadway and TV star Brian d'Arcy James, announce the winners of the evening's silent auction. Click here to read more about the benefit concert.
DID YOU SEE...
Read about Once 'Round The Circle
In The Asbury Park Press...
The Asbury Park Press did a story on Brigid winning the People's Choice Award in the "Shout Down Drugs" songwriting competition Click here to read it.
In The Press of Atlantic City...
Read the Press of Atlantic City's coverage on Brigid's People's Choice Award in the "Shout Down Drugs" songwriting competition Click here to read it.
Playbill did a story on the Huntingdon's Disease benefit at Playwrights Horizons.Click here to read it.
In The SandPaper...
In July 2014, The SandPaper covered Brigid and little sister Shannon's appearances on TV and film. Click here to read it.
In The Atlantic City Press...
The Atlantic City Press did an article on Brigid and her little sister Shannon Harrington in November 2013. Click here to read it.
Chuggington's Safety PSAs on the Disney Channel
The latest in a series of Traffic Safety PSAs to help kids stay safe, airing on the Disney Channel. The PSA features Brigid's voice as "Koko" and her fellow "trainees" in Chuggington. Click here to view the PSA on YouTube.
Brigid & castmates make it into EQUITY news
See picture of Brigid and castmates accepting award, and read story covering the 23rd Annual Gypsy of the Year competition. Click here.
Brigid and Shannon Harrington on set of their IKEA commercial
Brigid and her little sister Shannon were so happy to be cast together, to play sisters, in an IKEA commercial. They've sung and danced together on stages from the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC to the Surflight Theatre in NJ and have each done commercials on their own, but this is the first time they've done a commercial together. The spot ran throughout the holiday season.
Brigid shoots a scene with Jennifer Hudson, Garrett Hedlund, others in feature film
Brigid was thrilled recently to shoot a scene with Garrett Hedlund (Tron), Jennifer Hudson (Dream Girls), and veteran TV and Broadway actor Phillip Hoffman in the upcoming film Lullaby. Brigid (Sarah) is cousin to Hedlund's character. Brigid shown above with Hoffman (he plays Brigid's father) and her movie "sisters". The film was written and directed by Andrew Levitas. Read more about the movie here
Brigid voiced Chef Lidia Bastianich's granddaughter in the PBS Special "Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia's Christmas Kitchen."
What a treat it was for Brigid to meet up again with Chef Lidia after playing her granddaughter Julia in the delightful Christmas special celebrating the chef's Italian heritage and special Holiday traditions from the Old Country. Brigid even sang the traditional "Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle" in Italian, and had the honor to work with Musical Director Brian Woodbury, a composer who has written several songs for Bear in the Big Blue House and the Book of Pooh.
Watch a clip of the show below
Brigid Hops on Board Scholastic's Magic School Bus!
Brigid headed to BeatStreet Productions, NYC to record voices for The Magic School Bus audio books for Scholastic, directed by Cheryl Smith. Brigid is the voice of Wanda in "Inside The Human Body", "Lost in the Solar System", and Molly in "On The Ocean Floor".
Brigid was 1 of 6 National Finalists in the Shrek "Not Your Ordinary Princess" Broadway Competition
Back in 2009 when Shrek the Musical was still on Broadway and Brigid was just 9, the show's creators held a National Broadway competition called "Not Your Ordinary Pricess" where hundreds of girls around the country emailed clips of themselves singing the song "I Know It's Today" from the show. Brigid learned the song, and recorded it the same day for the competition. Only 6 finalists were chosen for the Young Fiona role, and Brigid (the only girl from the North East region) was one of them! Read the story and watch Brigid on BroadwayWorld.com, or view the video below, from Shrek The Musical's You Tube Channel.
Oh! The Story's "The Astronomer" video
Brigid had a blast appearing in "The Astronomer" video directed by Dylan Steinberg - what a cool song and a fun shoot!