"Though she be but little, she is fierce."
(Pictured: Megan Erin Lai as Hermia)
Megan Erin Lai is a Chicago-based actress, singer, musician, and dancer from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. She stepped onstage for the first time at three years old in a tiny pair of tap shoes and has been performing ever since - from playing violin in school and community orchestras to singing in choir, vocal jazz ensembles, and a capella groups to acting onstage and onscreen.
Megan earned her BFA in Acting from Illinois Wesleyan University, where she also studied voice and a variety of dance styles. Some of her favorite credits included Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Breaking Up, Liat in South Pacific, and a variety of characters in the one-woman show she developed and performed in, titled The Woman I Am and the Woman I’d Like to Be.
She has since acted in a number of independent and student films around Chicago, with her most recent film, Silkscreen Arcadia, preparing for a festival run. Megan also recently made her professional theatre debut at Northlight Theatre, where she understudied and performed the role of Mira in The Porch on Windy Hill.
As an artist, Megan aims to show that, despite our individuality, we can always find a point of connection through our humanity.
*Additional videos available on my YouTube channel or by request