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.


Bard at the Bar: A Roger Hendricks Studio Shakespeare Showcase

I recently performed the role of Gertrude, in an excerpt from Shakespeare's HAMLET in

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Huntington Learning Center Commercial

Here is a January 2017 commercial shoot for the Huntington Learning Center, “You Made the Right Call”. Booked through Jillian Hassett, Prestige Management. MRB Films with Brandon Rothenberg, Producer.

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Our Mother’s Brief Affair: Studio Theatre LI Premier

  I will be performing the role of Anna Cantour in OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR by Richard Greenberg Studio Theatre will be the first Long Island theatre to present this…

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