~Coloratura Soprano | Actor~
Hailed by the New York Times for her “attractive soprano voice,” and for having “total control of the stage,” (Broadway World) coloratura soprano and fan favorite, Meghan Picerno, currently stars as Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic leading lady, Christine Daae, in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. She is consistently praised for her exciting, crowd-pleasing performances in opera, theatre, and on concert stages throughout the world. Picerno took national audiences by storm as Christine Daae in the US Premiere and 1st National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. Her portrayal of the character and title song has critics in awe, “Picerno, however, steals the show with her hypnotic, operatic voice and her expert depiction of Christine’s inner turmoil. Her impeccable vocal performance carries the climax of the production, in which Christine must choose between Raoul and the Phantom…Picerno’s high notes, exuding operatic flare, soar to the mezzanine level of the theater and beyond.” This led to special invitations from Lloyd Webber to represent his body of work in performance on the ITV Television broadcast of the Classic BRIT Awards in 2018, making her Royal Albert Hall debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , and a guest appearance on the Live at Chelsea Concert Series honoring his 70th birthday. After finishing Love Never Dies, Picerno was invited to take another turn at Christine, this time in a sparkling new production of The Phantom of the Opera on its highly lauded World Tour, premiering the iconic piece in Tel Aviv, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. This fall she made her highly anticipated Broadway debut to great critical acclaim as leading lady, Christine Daae, in Broadway's longest running production, The Phantom of the Opera. Here she was hailed as one the Top Broadway replacements of 2019 by BroadwayBox.
Ms. Picerno's star began to rise after her first collaboration with legendary director Hal Prince as Cunegonde in his new production of Candide at New York City Opera. Of her performance, Huffington Post hailed: " The real beauty of the evening was Meghan Picerno, clear of voice and crisp of diction, who managed the challenging 'Glitter and Be Gay' with aplomb." Quickly becoming one of the most sought-after Cunegondes in the world, Picerno reprised the role at San Fransisco Symphony (led by Michael Tilson Thomas), Princeton Symphony, and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.