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 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.
2014 ended with a wonderful experience for both Brigid and her sister Shannon, when they sang 2 duets on the stage of Playwrights Horizons in NYC. Broadway actress/singer/dancer (and "Judy Haynes" to Shannon's "Susan Waverly" on the 2013 Irving Berlin's White Christmas> tour presents an annual Broadway benefit for Huntingdon's Disease, and in 2014 Brigid and Shannon were honored to perform and help raise money for this worthy cause.
In the winter and Spring of 2015, Brigid was writing and recording an original song to enter into New Jersey's statewide songwriting and performance competition - Shout Down Drugs. Brigid's catchy original song, "#IDontDoDrugs" was put up online along with other contestants and the public was invited to vote for their favorite. Receiving a record-breaking 100,000 votes, Brigid was the winner of the online voting portion, becoming the competition's "People's Choice" winner, and an automatic finalist, where she got to perform her song live at Newark's PAC in the Spring.
The summer of 2015 was a really rewarding and busy one for Brigid. She was cast to originate the role of "Charlotte" in a wonderful new musical in development, Once 'Round The Circle. What made it even more special was that her sister Shannon was also cast to play Brigid's sister Dolly, along with Cheryl Ann McCullagh to play the third sister. The haunting musical is about the 3 Mackenzie sisters at the turn of the century trapped in their house for 3 days alone while their father is in town working, leaving the girls to work out some underlying family tensions due to a family tragedy. Brigid and the cast workshopped the material for a week and then recorded a 3 song demo and promotional video at the famous Avatar Studios in New York City.
The Fall of 2015 into the Winter of 2016 was a transitional period for Brigid as she changed high schools to challenge herself more academically and artistically. To that end, she was proud to join her new high school's International Thespian Society and compete with them at the state competition, winning 2 Superior awards (one for dramatic monologue, and one with her troupe in their musical presentation). During that time too, Brigid continued honing her guitar and songwriting skills.
In April of 2016 Brigid was asked back for the fourth time to perform - along with other Broadway singers - at Skyline Theater's annual benefit, Broadway in Bergen. She is always happy to receive that invitation from Broadway Director Sam Scalamoni. The 2016 gala was hosted by Jim Stanek of Fun Home and featured Broadway singers from Phantom of the Opera, The King and I, Robbers Bridegroom, Elf and more.
With just enough time to catch her breath, Brigid is gearing up to play "Wednesday Addams" in her high school dramatic club's presentation of The Addams Family. Coming up this summer is an exciting opportunity for Brigid, as she was cast to participate in a reading for a feature film with some exciting castmembers. More details on that later in the next Playbill!
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