Frances McGarry
Frances McGarry
Actress. Author. Advocate.
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“Fran McGarry and Eve Terry, perhaps unbeknownst to them, played a huge part in my path to my present career. Though I was just a schoolkid, they treated me like an artist; made me believe I had something unique to offer. They helped grow my confidence which I believe can take you anywhere you want to go. I am so grateful.”

Hi, I’m Frances McGarry.

Radiating with personality and charisma, I am a professional actress, author, arts advocate and theater educator with a PhD in Educational Theatre from NYU. Based in New York City, my passion for the arts fuels my mission to communicate important messages, shift cultural perspectives, and make a mark in the lives of students, audiences, and filmmakers around the world. Over the last decade, I’ve starred in TV, films, theatre, voiceovers, and national commercials, including my most recent co-star role in the Hallmark movie One Royal Holiday. In 2018, I launched First Online With Fran a podcast featuring ordinary people doing extraordinary things in The Arts. Currently, I am working on a book as an extension of my commitment to the legacy of Stephen Sondheim’s Young Playwrights Festival and its Artistic Director, Sheri Goldhirsch.


GLORIOUS DISASTER: Caroline Prugh, a new play reading

Emma Goldman-Sherman innovator and fearless leader of Caroline Prugh's new play Glorious Disaster February 15, 2018 at the Dramatists Guild Foundation Music Hall.  With Ginger Grace. Photo credit

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SHATTERED, Investigate Discovery Episode

Here is the Ricky Alan Saunders as James Wood;Dean Conroy, as Jack Wood, Joyce's husband. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Kevin Fitzpatrick; VP OF PRODUCTION Joyce Covello; DIRECTOR Steve Mastorelli; 1ST AD Anthony DiDomenico  

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VILLAGE, MY HOME at Theatre for the New City

PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF . . .  VILLAGE, MY HOME BY MARCINA ZACCARIA An exploration of the Village's many colorful characters These actors move in and out, flowing like…

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