Class of 2007

Monette McKay is a New York native and Broadway artist/activist who has been working professionally for years. Her Broadway credits include Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Memphis (2010 Tony-winning Best Musical), and Mamma Mia!

Monette began as a dancer at an early age and realized her passion for theatre soon after. She won the Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Award and was a ACTF Irene Ryan scholarship nominee while at Wagner College for her performance of Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street. She also loves to teach and inspire students of all ages to find their unique gifts and be the change beyond the stage.

National Tours: Mamma Mia!

Regional credits include: Shakespeare Theatre Company's Kiss Me Kate! (U/s Lois Lane/Bianca), Human Race Theatre's Crowns (Yolanda).

TV: Law and Order: Criminal Intent, HBO's The Night Of, and an upcoming Marvel Netflix series.

Film: the upcoming indie film starring Keke Palmer entitled Pimp.


“Wagner has the best of both worlds for a student trying to find his/her place in it. Quiet campus living and a small community with great one-on-one guidance from teachers as well as access to the greatest city in the world. Specifically for musical theatre students there are Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at your fingertips, dance classes with professionals to see what the competition is really like, and a vast array of museums, cabarets, improv, and festivals are just a few of the attractions to take advantage of during your time.” – Monette McKay ’07