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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

Meghan Murphy is an actor/singer/producer/cabaret & recording artist currently based in Chicago. A show-stopping powerhouse, she has garnered the nickname “Big Red” and has delighted audiences all over the world with her impressive range of musical styles, razor-sharp wit, and old-school Hollywood glamor. Her multifaceted talents have been showcased on many different stages in the worlds of theater, music, & cabaret. As an actor, you may have seen Meghan in musical productions across the US, including NYC & Chicago, for which she is a six-time Joseph Jefferson Award nominee. She just completed a critically acclaimed, sold out run of Anything Goes in Chicago, which she starred in as Reno Sweeney. You may also recognize her from the film Captive State or as the national commercial face of Honey Nut Cheerios. As a singer & cabaret artist, she’s been in countless concerts throughout the world and has been touring her critically-acclaimed one woman show The Big Red Show around the country and now internationally with Vacaya, Brand g Vacations, Azamara, RWS Entertainment, and her winter residency at The Palm Cabaret in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

As a recording artist, Meghan has two self titled EP albums of her Chicago-based blues/soul band Everybody Says Yes available on all streaming platforms and her holiday album Big Red & The Boys, Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below, available at For more info about Meghan Murphy or to get on her mailing list, go to her linktree: or Patreon page: