Daisy Eagan
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Eagan at a party in New York, 2011
Born (1979-11-04) November 4, 1979 (age 42)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Alma materBard College at Simon's Rock
OccupationActor
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)
Patrick Comer
(m. 2003; div. 2006)

Kurt Bloom
(m. 2020)
Children1
AwardsBest Featured Actress in a Musical

Daisy Eagan (born November 4, 1979) is an American actor.

Early life

Eagan was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family. Her mother, Andrea Boroff Eagan, was a medical writer; she died when Eagan was 13. Her father, Richard Eagan, is a visual and performing artist. Daisy Eagan was inspired to become an actress at age 6 after seeing him perform.[1]

Career

In 1991, she won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the role.[2] At eleven years old, she is the youngest female to win a Tony to date (as of 2021), and is the second youngest person to win a Tony (Frankie Michaels was one month past his 11th birthday when he won his Tony for Mame).[3]

In 1992, Eagan sang "Broadway Baby" in the concert Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall.[4]

She appeared in the Blank Theatre Company's production of The Wild Party in 2005 in Los Angeles as the street waif,[5] and is the recipient of the 2005 LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.[6]

She appeared in the Manhattan Concert Productions presentation of The Secret Garden at David Geffen Hall in February 2016 as the housemaid Martha. She reprised her role as Martha in 2016 for the Shakespeare Theatre Company's in Washington DC;[7] this production then moved in 2017 to the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.[8]

Her film work includes Losing Isaiah (1995),[9] Ripe (1996)[10] and Tony n' Tina's Wedding (2004)[11]

She has appeared on television in episodes of Without a Trace (2007),[12] The Unit (2006),[13] Ghost Whisperer (2006),[14] Numb3rs (2006),[15] The Mentalist (2012) and Girls (2017).[citation needed]

Personal life

Eagan attended Bard College at Simon's Rock, and graduated from Antioch University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and creative writing.[16][17]

In 2003, she married Patrick Comer, a financial consultant;[18] they divorced in 2006. Eagan lives in New York with her child, Monty, and his father, Kurt Bloom, whom she married on May 6, 2020.[19] Eagan first came out as gay to her parents when she was 12; she currently identifies as "queer poly," and is also in a relationship with Ryan Holsather, who is polyamorous and nonbinary.[20]

Daisy Eagan is non-binary,[21] and uses she/they pronouns.[22]

References

  1. ^ https://www.laweekly.com/daisy-eagan-no-exit/
  2. ^ "The Secret Garden Broadway" Archived 2016-02-08 at the Wayback Machine, Playbill, accessed December 24, 2015
  3. ^ Corsello, Bill. "The Youngest Tony Award-Winners", tonyawards.com, May 21, 2013
  4. ^ "Special Events, Concerts, and Benefit Performances" Archived 2019-02-07 at the Wayback Machine, sondheimguide.com, accessed December 24, 2015
  5. ^ Brandes, Phillip. "Emotions turn explosive at sizzling Wild Party", Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2005
  6. ^ Morris, Steven Leigh. "Daisy Eagan: No Exit", laweekly.com, April 4, 2007
  7. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Daisy Eagan, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Ben Platt Join Secret Garden at Geffen Hall", Playbill, December 23, 2015
  8. ^ "Daisy Eagan-Led The Secret Garden to Bloom at 5th Avenue Theatre After D.C. Run", BWW News Desk, Broadwayworld.com Seattle
  9. ^ Losing Isaiah at AllMovie
  10. ^ Holden Stephen. "Girls Becoming Women in a Man's World", The New York Times, May 2, 1997
  11. ^ "Tony n' Tina's Wedding Overview", The New York Times, accessed December 24, 2015
  12. ^ "'Without A Trace', Episode 20" tvguide.com, accessed December 27, 2015
  13. ^ "'The Unit', Episode 7" tvguide.com, accessed December 27, 2015
  14. ^ "'Ghost Whisperer', Episode 5" tvguide.com, accessed December 27, 2015
  15. ^ "'Numb3rs', Episode 15" tvguide.com, accessed December 27, 2015
  16. ^ Fox, Jena Tesse. "Still Daisy Eagan After All These Years", broadwayworld.com, March 27, 2011
  17. ^ Taylor, Kate. "A Former Child Star Returns, With Wisdom", The New York Times, March 27, 2011
  18. ^ "Weddings/Celebrations. Daisy Eagan, Patrick Comer" The New York Times, August 31, 2003
  19. ^ Reich, Athena. "Daisy's Story, from Suddenly Pregnant to Suddenly Gay", Alternative Families International, January 21, 2019
  20. ^ "Episode 5: Daisy Eagan – Coming Out with Lauren & Nicole – Podcast".
  21. ^ "https://twitter.com/daisyeagan/status/1155262586079727616". Twitter. Retrieved March 1, 2022. ((cite web)): External link in |title= (help)
  22. ^ "https://mobile.twitter.com/daisyeagan". Twitter. Retrieved March 1, 2022. ((cite web)): External link in |title= (help)