Born in WIlmington, Delaware and raised in Michigan, Cory Goodrich is a Jeff Award winning actress for her role as Mother in Drury Lane Oakbrook’s acclaimed production of Ragtime. She is currently performing as June Carter Cash in the Jeff nominated Johnny Cash revue, Ring of Fire at Mercury Theater Chicago, where she was also seen this winter as Alice in The Addams Family.
Last year she played Pepa in the midwest premiere of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Theatre at the Center, Seussical the Musical at Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier and before that as Sr. Margaretta in The Sound of Music at Lyric Opera, Chicago. A five time Jeff nominee, Cory has performed in productions at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Chicago Shakespeare, Theatre at the Center, Ravinia, Candlelight and Drury Lane. A Graduate of Michigan State University, she is also a singer/songwriter, producer, writer, and mother of two, and her latest projects include W.O.M.A.N, an album of her own music, www.gobeautiful.net, and Season of Carols 2015 (Season of Carols, Holiday Music to Benefit Season of Concern, which garnered about $70K for the charity.) The winner of this year’s Cohen-Grappel Recording Endowment, Cory is in preproduction for her next album, a collection of traditional and original folk songs featuring the autoharp.