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Daily Inspiration: Meet Megan Fulmer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan Fulmer.

Hi Megan, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
I started dancing at the age of two and fell in love with it. I found a passion for other forms of art as well such as singing, acting, and more. When I hit Jr. High, musical theater became the perfect way for me to satisfy all of my artistic needs. My passion continued through the end of high school when I decided to audition for a few musical theater programs in select universities.

Now, I am proud to say I have a B.F.A. in Musical Theater from Montclair State University. In my junior year of college, I took a leave of absence from school and traveled the U.S and Canada with the National Tour of Shrek: the Musical as their Female Swing. I was VERY fortunate to have the opportunity to return to school and finish my education on time!

I have continued to work professionally in TV, Film, and theater, which lead me here at Stages St. Louis to be fortunate enough to be a part of two of their productions this season.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Between injuries and a pandemic, I did not work in theater for almost five years. I had to work very hard to survive and heal in order to get back on track. I had ankle surgery, worked multiple jobs, and once theater returned, I auditioned until I was doing what I love again.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
What I do depends on the contract I’m hired for.

Currently, I am on the swing of In the Heights at Stages St. Louis. That means I have to be ready to go on for any of the female-identifying ensemble members in the show. I also understudy three lead roles. In addition, I am the dance and fight captain. That means I am responsible for maintaining and cleaning the choreography and combat that has been set for the production, both for visual and safety purposes.

I’m most proud of my TV debut as Ariana Lopez on an episode of Law and Order SVU, directed by Mariska Hargitay herself. It was a rewarding, wonderful experience that I will never forget.

What sets me apart is my distinct look and my work ethic. I have worked incredibly hard for every opportunity I’ve had as a performer. There are a lot of talented people in this industry, but having a true sense of self, working hard/being easy to work with, and being genuinely kind make you hirable.

What matters most to you? Why?
Work ethic. Being able to put in the effort for anything, whether it’s your job, relationship, home, etc. I truly believe when you continue to put in the work for the things you want, what is for you will not pass you.

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