Shannon McCracken is a Toronto-based actor, singer, voice-over artist and dancer. She has performed across Canada, and is equally at home in plays and musicals, film and television, and on the concert stage.

Favourite credits of Shannon’s include Esme in the world premiere of Buying the Farm at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Raising the Barn and Living History with Globus Theatre, Galinda in Wicked (CMTP/Toronto Fringe), Amalia in She Loves Me (CMTP), Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Laurier), Eileen in Wonderful Town, and Oklahoma! and The Sound of Music (Port Hope Festival Theatre).  Her oratorio work includes Handel’s Messiah with the Peterborough Singers, the Grand River Chorus and Wilfrid Laurier University’s chamber choir and orchestra, Vivaldi’s Gloria with Choral Connection, and Bach’s Magnificat in D Major with the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir.  She has been featured in cabarets at The Banff Centre, at the inaugural Women of Musical Theatre Festival in Toronto, and at New Stages' annual cabarets.  However, singing alongside legend Colm Wilkinson at a gala for Theatre 20 will remain a highlight.  

Shannon is a proud member of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association, holds an Honours BMus in Voice Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is an alumnus of both the Banff Centre’s Musical Theatre Professional Intensive, and the Theatre 20 Conservatory.  When she’s not on stage, set or in the booth, she’s either teaching from her home voice studio in Peterborough, or walking her dog in the woods.

 

 
This young woman is the true definition of a triple threat: she can sing, she can act, and she’s an incredible dancer.
— KawarthaNOW
. . . and guest soloist, Cobourg native, soprano Shannon McCracken, would have been at home on any stage anywhere. Ms. McCracken’s Ave Maria brought tears to my eyes and when she was joined by the full orchestra and choir, the audience was treated to the most stirring rendition of O Holy Night I’d ever heard.
— Northumberland News