Sure, you may recognize Daisy Eagan as a figure in the theatre community... but did you know that Daisy assists women in giving birth? Or that Daisy once performed in the Ringling Brothers Circus? The talents of Daisy Eagan truly never cease. Read on to discover five facts you probably don't know about Strange and Unexplained Podcast host, Daisy Eagan!
Youngest Female Tony Award Winner
Okay, okay. So, you may know that Daisy Eagan won a Tony Award in 1991 for The Secret Garden, making her the youngest female-identifying Tony Award winner at only 11 years-old. But did you know that, before that day, Daisy actually had never seen The Tony Awards?! Daisy was presented her Tony Award from none other than Audrey Hepburn – who then gave her a little kiss on the top of her head. At such a young age, she was actually the first female-identifying person to wear the AIDS ribbon on national television, sporting the famed ribbon at the very Tony Awards ceremony at which she won.
Assists in Births as a Doula
At the start of the pandemic, Daisy completed an online course that added a new layer to her career – that of a doula. According to Merriam Webster, a doula is "a person trained to provide advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth." So far, she has assisted in five births, both virtually and in person.
Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame
Daisy hosts a comedy show with her stage partner, Jordan Kai Burnett, called Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame. The show features live musical performances, trivia, prizes, nuggets of wisdom, and so much more. Here at the Obsessed Network, we are crossing our fingers for a 2022 show date to see Daisy and Jordan back on the stage!
Gavroche in Les Miserables on Broadway
In 1989 and 1990, Daisy understudied Gavroche in the seminal musical, Les Miserables, on Broadway. In another first, Daisy was the first girl to understudy the traditionally male role in the show, understudying Gonzalo Garcia who has remained one of her best friends to this day. At the same time, she also portrayed the roles of Little Cosette and Little Eponine in the Broadway musical.
Clown in the Ringling Brothers Circus
Okay, fine. Daisy was never a permanent clown in the Ringling Brothers Circus, but she did have a one-night gig as an official Ringling clown when she was 12 years-old. Though she took on this role for a fundraiser, we wouldn't mind seeing Daisy bring back her circus skills to the Obsessed Network's social channels. Up for the challenge, Daisy?
Listen to Season 1 of Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan.