Richard Wagner & Cosima Wagner

Make way for the next two cast members — playing the ultimate power couple — Michael Gallagher as the celebrated composer Richard Wagner, and Kyra Gee (@kyra.l.gee) as his influential wife, Cosima Wagner.

Richard and Cosima were close friends and mentors of the Nietzsche siblings until Fritz rejected their anti-Semitic, nationalistic ideologies.Michael takes on two additional roles as a war-weary soldier and as the disgruntled colonist Julius Klingbeil.

Kyra is also the director of our production!

Michael Gallagher has studied voice with Keith Kibler at Williams College for over a decade. He has been the music director of many musicals with the Dorset Players, Long Trail School, and Salem and Granville schools. Michael holds a degree in Music Composition from both Skidmore and Oberlin Colleges, in addition to a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Cincinnati. He has also attended three years of the Lehman Engel Music Theater Workshop in NY as a composer, and is currently in his seventeenth year of being the Music Director at Christ Our Savior Parish in Manchester, VT.

Kyra Gee is a rising senior at Yale University, double majoring in Theater Studies and Evolutionary Biology. She graduated from Granville High School in 2018, and lives with her family in Hebron. Kyra is an avid theatermaker, both on and off the stage. At Yale, she studies voice with Amy Justman, and has participated in shows such as Wakaresaseya (Director), Sweeney Todd (Assistant Director, Toby), Ajax in Iraq (Producer), Mary Jane (Mary Jane), American Idiot (Heather), and Radium Girls (Kathryn/Harriet). Previous show credits at Granville include The Sound of Music (Assistant Music Director, Maria), Little Women (Beth March), Into the Woods (Cinderella), and Peter Pan (Tinker Bell). Kyra has also performed with her family in regional and NYC productions of her parents’ original musical, Happy If Happy When (Eliza).

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