Maggie is definitely a dog person, and will probably raise chickens on her own organic farm someday. She’s a two-time breast cancer survivor and contrary to what you’re about to read, rarely talks about herself in the third person.
She fell in love with the stage while sitting in the pit, playing piano for the fall musical her freshman year in high school. Despite an earlier debacle in sixth grade when she had participated in something like a school play with music and completely forgot the lyrics to her solo verse, by the spring of her freshman year she was in the chorus for the spring musical and thoroughly hooked. Four years at a performing arts magnet high school gave her loads of chances to perform, and start to find her leadership skills as a director and music director as well.
Maggie’s early training in piano (she started lessons at three and a half years old) led to a lifelong love of music and a leg up in the flourishing actor/musician genre, which has challenged her to try her hand at more than a dozen musical instruments. She’s now fluent in piano, guitar, and accordion, and enjoys playing around on just about any instrument she picks up. [Editor’s note: do not put a fiddle in her hands.]
Also a recording artist, Maggie and her recording partner, composer Graham Sobelman, recently released Jane Kenyon Sessions: Volume One, a collection of eleven original art songs Sobelman wrote specifically for Maggie, featuring the words of American poet Jane Kenyon. JKS: Vol 2 and Vol 3 are set to release September 2019. She also released her first full-length solo album, Stripped Down, in 2015. All of her music can be found on CD Baby, iTunes, and Spotify.