Celebrated by audiences and critics alike, vocalist and musical theatre performer, Meg Mackay, is a popular and distinguished member of the San Francisco Bay Area performing arts scene. Mackay has been a frequent performer in Bay Area cabarets and theaters for over fifteen years. A sophisticated actress with a distinctive voice, Meg has received an amazing eight Drama-Logue/Dean Goodman awards and seven Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards.
A professional singer since the age of 12, Meg studied opera at Wichita State University and went on to perform with the Santa Fe Opera Company. While a student, she also began singing R&B and jazz in small clubs and hotels. These performances would pave the way for her arrival in San Francisco, where she quickly secured a featured role in San Francisco's long-running hit Beach Blanket Babylon.
Today Meg is best known for her diverse repertoire that includes both the familiar and the rarely-heard: American pop songs from the 30's and 40's, Broadway show tunes and original works. Her one-woman cabaret show has been well-received in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles and at San Francisco's famous showcase, the Plush Room. Her accompanist is her long-time collaborator (and husband), Billy Philadelphia.
Mackay's versatility as a performer is further demonstrated by her shining list of musical performance credits. Following Beach Blanket Babylon, she toured for two years (and played two roles) with the National Touring Company of the Tony award-winning play, Torch Song Trilogy. Back home, her more recent credits include performances with the Marin Symphony, Putting It Together, She Loves Me and The World Goes 'Round at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, A Karen Carpenter Christmas at the Marsh in San Francisco, two Stephen Sondheim revues at Marin Theatre Company, the original company of the award-winning, And What, Give Up Show Biz?" and both the San Francisco and Los Angeles companies of Stardust. Most recently she played the title roles in both the Mountain Play's production of Hello, Dolly! and 42nd Street Moon's Call Me Madam.