Two of Megon’s songs “Gotta Get Out of New York” and “Blue Star Highway” are featured in our current production “Chicago Is!: A Hometown Musical Revue“.
Megon McDonough is best known for her work as an inaugural member of The Four Bitchin’ Babes which allowed her wit and folk sensibilities to comment on the ups and downs of everyday life. She has performed on stages as varied as The Cellar Door and Carnegie Hall. She is an accomplished comedic actress having appeared in numerous theater productions including, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Beehive and a box office record-breaking starring role in Always… Patsy Cline. For which she was nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award. She won an ACE Cable TV award for singing the theme song of an HBO Olympic ice-skating special and has recorded for a Danielle Steel Made for TV movie.
McDonough has thirteen solo albums to her credit. With her most recent album, Breathe, she displays her gift for uplifting positive music and humor with her song; Take My Advice (I’m Not Using It) With her CD, My One and Only Love, McDonough realized a lifelong dream of recording jazz and torch songs. Says the Washington Post of her latest release, “Here we find McDonough in her true element, sensitively reprising such standards as “Here’s That Rainy Day,” “If I had You” and the title track.” She has also performed on five compilation albums and released five albums with the Bitchin’ Babes. She has just completed “4+1” Music Inspired by The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Folk lovers may remember a 17 year old McDonough opening for such acts in the 70’s as John Denver, Steve Martin and Harry Chapin. But McDonough classifies her music as folk/cabaret, citing her love of theatre and jazz as the reason for the unusual mix. Born in Illinois, McDonough was one of nine theatrically inclined children. Her Irish-Catholic parents both had careers in the performing arts. She wrote her first song at 11 and was inspired to play the guitar and sing after watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Ever since, her mantra,” Live to sing and Love to Sing” has guided this world class singer from Chicago.
For more information about Megon, please visit her website.