Background and Experience

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Background and Experience

Cherilyn Bacon Eagar was born and raised in Hollywood, California where she began studying opera with Metropolitan Opera singer Margaret Romaine at age 15.  She received her degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts from Brigham Young University where she was a founding Member of the internationally acclaimed Young Ambassadors.  She received a certification from Northwood Institute’s IASTA Business of Musical Theatre program in Dallas.

She was the creator, producer and managing director for New York City’s Singers on Stage “On Broadway” Musical Theatre Workshops at Circle in the Square Theatre and Lambs Theatre, which Back Stage rated as the best in New York City, along with NYU’s Cap 21 program.

Cherilyn  has performed leading and supporting roles under Actors Equity Full Production, STOCK, Showcase and Small Professional Theatre LOA contracts in Off-Broadway, national tour, New York and regional theatre venues.

Highlighted Roles

  • Gertrude, Ophelia the Musical (Wings Theatre, Robert Mooney Royal Shakespeare Company, Producer; Nancy Hancock, Assistant to Hal Prince, Director; Jan Rosenberg, Musical Director)
  • Roselle, Pal Joey with Joel Grey, Randy Graff and Alexis Smith (National Tour, Tom Hughes, Producer; Peter Howard, Musical Director)
  • Ghost of Christmas Past, Charwoman, A Christmas Carol (National Tour, Sheilah Vaughn Walker, Musical Director)
  • Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
  • Pam, Baby (Dallas Repertory Theatre)
  • Mary, Merrily We Roll Along (Southwest premiere revival, Stage West)
  • Marion, Angels Fall (Stage West)
  • Stepmother, Into the Woods (Hale Center Theatre)
  • Fred’s Wife, Poor Mother,  A Christmas Carol with Richard Wilkins (Hale Center Theatre)
  • Singer-Actor, Side By Side By Sondheim Revue with Candy Buckley (Stage West)
  • Singer-Actor, Some Enchanted Evening Rodgers and Hammerstein Revue (Dallas Repertory Theatre)
  • Pauline, Prisoner of Second Avenue with Scott Wilkinson and Tava Patch (Provo Theatre Company)
  • Julie, Saturday’s Warrior (original Utah cast)

Teaching-Coaching

  • Over 25 years’ experience – L.A., Dallas, New York City
  • Pageant Students – Miss New York, Miss Utah, Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen, Top Five Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Top Interview Preliminary Winner
  • Speech Contest Winners – America’s Freedom Festival at Provo, Utah
  • Faculty, Brigham Young University Music Dance Theatre Department – top student ratings
  • Faculty, Orange County School of the Arts, California – top student ratings

New York City References

  • Bill Reed (Voice Technique)
  • Sara Louise Lazarus (Broadway-David Craig Song Interpretation)
  • Yoshie Akimoto (Juilliard)

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