Megon McDonough is best known for her work as an inaugural member of The Four Bitchin’ Babes which allowed her wit and folk sensibilities to comment on the ups and downs of everyday life. She has performed on stages as varied as The Cellar Door and Carnegie Hall.
McDonough is an accomplished comedic actress, having appeared in numerous theater productions including Pump Boys and Dinettes, Beehive, as well as a box office record-breaking starring role in Always, Patsy Cline. This was the role for which McDonough was nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award. She won an ACE Cable TV award for singing the theme song of an HBO Olympic ice-skating special and has recorded for the Danielle Steel Made-for-TV movie, Star.
McDonough has thirteen solo albums to her credit. With her most recent album, Breathe, Megon McDonough showcases her ever-deepening sense of serenity and self-acceptance without losing sight of the humorous storytelling that made her famous. Produced, and arranged by Daniel Nahmod, this is a must for lifting spirits, and having a laugh or two.
She has also performed on eleven compilation albums and released five albums with The Four Bitchin’ Babes.
Folk lovers may remember a seventeen-year-old McDonough opening for such acts as John Denver, Steve Martin, and Harry Chapin in the ‘70s. McDonough classifies her music as folk/cabaret, citing her love of theatre and jazz as the reason for the unusual mix.
Born in Illinois, McDonough was one of nine theatrically inclined children. Her Irish-Catholic parents both had careers in the performing arts. She wrote her first song at eleven and was inspired to play the guitar and sing after watching The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Ever since, McDonough’s mantra, Live to sing and Love to sing, has guided this wife and mother from Chicago.