I love helping my students find themselves in their material. The most important thing for them to learn is to be fearless and risk being imperfect through the process. That is how we grow as artists.
Maureen Brennan joined the Conservatory in 1999 and is an instructor of musical theater performance.
She was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Theatre World Award for her professional debut in the 1974 revival of Candide on Broadway, for which she was selected to play the role of Cunégonde by Harold Prince while attending the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has also appeared on Broadway in Going Up, Knickerbocker Holiday, Little Johnny Jones, and Stardust. She toured nationally as Mabel in New York Shakespeare Festival’s The Pirates of Penzance and has appeared off Broadway in Shakespeare's Cabaret. Brennan’s many regional stage appearances include principal roles in Les Misérables, You Can't Take It with You, Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady, Gypsy, Showboat, She Loves Me, Carousel, Side by Side by Sondheim, History of the American Film, The Most Happy Fella, I Do! I Do!, 42nd Street, A Christmas Carol, Sylvia, Footloose, and La Cage aux Folles. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Independent Reviewers of New England (2009) for her performance as Agnes Gooch in Mame at the Reagle Music Theatre.
Brennan has performed as a featured soloist with many nationally renowned symphonies and pops orchestras, including Boston's, Minneapolis's, and Houston's. She appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall in The Cat and the Fiddle, The Gay Divorce, and Mr. Gershwin Goes to Washington. Brennan can be heard on the soundtracks of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She voiced Addie in the Allegro studio recording produced by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation. She has written, produced, and performed in two concerts, including Sunrise, Sunset: The Songs of Sheldon Harnick and Together Again.
After studying in College-Conservatory of Music’s musical theater program, she studied acting in New York City with Mira Rostova, Larry Moss, and Sam Schacht, and she continues to study voice with Laura Thomas. She lives in Methuen, Massachusetts, where she hosts a private voice studio for young singers.
New England Brass Quintet—Soloist for A Tribute to Broadway concert (2016)