Based in New York, Meredith has been performing regionally and professionally for 20+ years. Her acting experience includes professional and regional film, theatre, cabaret, voice over, and commercial work. For a number of years, Meredith has trained in, written, and performed various styles of comedy, including musical, standup, sketch, parody, and improv.
Meredith graduated from the University of Pennsylvania; studied long-form and musical improv, sketch comedy, character, and voiceover acting at The Magnet Theater, iO Chicago, The PIT, and Brooklyn Comedy Collective; trained in acting at The Barrow Group, MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company, and The Actors Center; and has taken over a decade of singing, music, and dance lessons with professionals across the Greater Philadelphia area and New York City. She is currently a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
Meredith produces and hosts variety shows around New York City, she serves on the board of one of Philadelphia's top children's theatre companies, and she cultivates a community of over 70 NYC-based mulithyphenate artists for regular creative accountability meet-ups.
Keep scrolling to see highlights of Meredith's past work, and click below for her latest performance resume and headshot.
Clips from some of Meredith's favorite on-stage and on-screen work
Written by Meredith Brandt
Performed with Scoot Scoot Comedy (PIT)
Historically Accurate American Girl Dolls
Performed with Bloomers Comedy
From solo show JOY RIDE
First performed as a part of EAT's New Work Festival
Maybe This Year
Performed at Ha La La at Caveat
Work Life Imbalance
Performed by Meredith Brandt and John Carlos Lefkowitz
Directed by Parker Damm
Selections from cabaret performances
Including "One Perfect Moment" (Bring It On), "In Short" (Edges), and "Get Out and Stay Out" (9 to 5)
Way Past Bedtime: A New 10-Minute Musical
Written by Meredith Brandt (lyrics, book) and Jane Lee (music)
Performed with members of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
The Hottest Guy at St. Joe's High
Written by Meredith Brandt (lyrics) and Denver Casado (music)
A sample of some of Meredith's favorite projects and opportunities
In 2022, Meredith staged her musical-parody-storytelling-comedy solo show, Joy Ride, as part of the Emerging Artist Theatre's New Work Festival in NYC. Then, she brought the show to Philly for two sold-out encore performances! Stay tuned for when/where it hits the road next.
Meredith starred as Rachel in the original production of Lucy Thurber's Scarcity at the Atlantic Theater Company. She performed alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Johnston, and Michael T. Weiss in the dark family drama, directed by Jackson Gay.
For four years, Meredith performed and wrote with the all-female musical and sketch comedy group, Bloomers. In her final year with the group, she was also Cast Director. Meredith served on the board for the inaugural LaughtHERfest, a festival celebrating women in comedy.
The Singin' Bohemians
As an original member of the performing troupe, Meredith toured the Greater Philadelphia area for seven years. In her final year with the company, Meredith received an award for Best Cabaret Performance from MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company.
Meredith was awarded the James Conklin Memorial Scholarship to study improv at the renowned iO Theater in Chicago. During the program, she performed throughout the city, including in a show alongside the talented comics who make up the scholarship's board.
BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
Meredith is currently a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, a program widely regarded as the premiere training ground for musical theatre composers, lyricists, and librettists.