Morgan Vaughan

Morgan Vaughan has been a professional actress, singer, stage manager, arts administrator, and producer in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. She has been deeply involved in Arts Education, either as a theater or musical theater teaching artist, or as an art administrator for more than 15 years. She was Executive Director of a state-of-the-art local TV station and performance venue for 4 years, and co-founded her own classical theater company and academy with her husband on Long Island, adapting and producing several professional Shakespeare productions. An accomplished actress, her favorite roles include Margie in Good People, Brooke in Other Desert Cities, (Hampton Theatre Company), Lady Macbeth with Round Table Theatre, and Side by Side by Sondheim with the Attic Theater in Los Angeles. For several years, she was an officially sanctioned “Patsy Cline” and sang as Patsy on tours and resident productions of Always, Patsy Cline, and A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.

Morgan is the granddaughter of American Art Song Composer John Duke, and manages his catalog in collaboration with Smith College. She is a staunch believer that quality arts education is necessary to create empathetic citizens, and that learning the classics (music, theater, or fine art) is the bedrock of most great contemporary art and artists. A native New Yorker, Morgan moved to her husband’s hometown of Dallas in 2021. Her father and grandmother were from Texas (Fort Worth and Amarillo) as well. She is learning to speak Welsh.

Education: M.A. Journalism, The University of Montana; Professional Training: M.F.A. Acting, The Shakespeare Theater Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University; Certificate, Acting Shakespeare, RADA, London. Union: AEA; SAG-AFTRA.

Fine Arts Chamber Players