Megan Flod has become a well-recognized face on campus due to her notable performances in LU theater productions. Here’s some insight into the background of this unsuspecting musical theater star.Where are you from and what is your major?
I’m from a kind of suburb of the Twin Cities, Stillwater. It’s pretty much the oldest city in the state. My majors are BA music (voice) and theater arts.
When and how did you start singing? Acting?
Well, it’s sad, but before I came to Lawrence, I only sang in the privacy of my car and mostly to Sarah McLachlan songs. Is that sad? Probably. But for real, I came to Lawrence in hopes of being a viola performance major or at least play in the orchestra. So something went awry and the voice thing happened. My first public performance was in the LUMP musical “Children of Eden” my freshman year.
Are there any artists or performers who you consider to be particularly inspirational?
Ummm . I will always love the musicians who turned me on to singing in the first place with their guitars. Of course this includes the likes of the Indigo Girls, who always love what they do, and I must regard my infinite crush on Sarah McLachlan. Also, Christiane Noll who’s a musical theatre singer that pretty much makes you want to do what you do. Ace of Base too?
Is there a past performance that is most memorable to you?
I do remember singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” for the voice department when I was a freshman because I didn’t know any other “appropriate” songs. I received some looks that day – that is all I will say.
What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
I would feel really satisfied if I could sing musical theater forever and maybe make a living/sing for an audience too.
What are your plans for the future?
I am really looking forward to going to grad school for musical theater. I feel lucky that I found WHAT I want to do. Now I just need to go somewhere to focus on just that.
Can you tell us a little about your upcoming performance?
Well, without giving too much away, let’s just say there is lusting and dancing and all the Victorian costumes the theater department can muster.