About

With over 25 years of performance experience to her credit, Megan has appeared in Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Classical engagements throughout Australia and Europe.

As writer/composer, Megan has presented works in national musical theatre festivals, written musical theatre scores for short film and been awarded a QNFA (for Best Original Screen Music) as Musical Director and Composer of the award winning short film Blueberry Lane.

 

Her award-winning 2010 contemporary book musical Handle with Care (which showcased at the 2011 New Musicals Australia presentation - National Playwrights Festival) is in redevelopment, with her subsequent offering One in Seven completing it’s first development in late 2011 as part of the Fresh Ground initiative (JWC). Her latest musical book development - SPARK – took place at The Queensland Theatre Company, in early 2013 and then again in early 2015.

 

2013 also brought to the development stage THE25PROJECT - a new verbatim Music Theatre work that premiered in May. In early 2014 Megan was selected as a finalist for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award, where her chamber musical One in Seven was developed with the assistance of the Queensland Theatre Company. For the Queensland Theatre Company, Megan has also worked as co-creative/Musical Director on the 2014 Senior Youth Ensemble's Saison de L'amour and vocal coach on the national touring production of Black Diggers.

Megan teaches singing in the Musical Theatre and Acting Departments of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, also acting as a contributing creative within the department as well as running her in-demand private voice studio, where she coaches emerging and established professionals in productions such as Mama Mia, Aladdin, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Les Miserables and Book of Mormon.

2019 also sees Shorey back in the development room as Composer/Lyricist with some of Australia's leading musical theatre stars in the much anticipated new work - BREAK.

Shorey continues to work as a highly regarded Vocal Consultant for many of Australia's leading production and theatre companies including Queenland Theatre, Belvoir and Griffin Theatre.