Cathy Rigby McCoy (Narrator) is a two-time Olympic Gymnast (1968 and 1972). During her gymnastics career, Cathy won twelve international medals, eight of them gold. In 1998, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
When Cathy retired from the sport in 1972, she joined ABC’s Wide World of Sports. For 18 years, she covered two Olympics in Montreal and Los Angeles, providing expert commentary on the sport of gymnastics around the world. During this time, ABC’s venerable Wide World of Sports named her one of “America’s Most Influential Women in Sports.”
After seven years of intense voice and theatrical training, she embarked on a new career in performing arts. National and regional tour credits include: Annie Get Your Gun, Meet Me In St. Louis, South Pacific, Paint Your Wagon, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Silvia, and Steel Magnolias. On Broadway, she starred as the title role in Peter Pan in 1991 and 1998, and in Seussical the Musical as Cat-In-The-Hat in 2002. Cathy has been honored with the National Broadway Theatre Award, “Ovation” Lifetime Achievement Award (the West Coast version of a “Tony”), and the 2004 Distinguished Lifetime Service Award from The League of American Theatres and Producers. In 1991, Cathy received a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical when she starred in the 35th Anniversary production of Peter Pan on Broadway. In addition to multiple Tony nominations, Peter Pan also garnered several Emmy nominations when A&E filmed the show for television broadcast in 2001, taking home two Emmy awards in the process. She also starred in the popular American Girl movie “An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars.”
Cathy and husband Tom McCoy are Executive Producers of the McCoy Rigby Entertainment Series at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California.. There, they have successfully produced 23 seasons and have launched several national touring productions including: Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie Get Your Gun, 4 Broadway/National/international tours of Peter Pan, Camelot, Happy Days the Musical and Seussical the Musical.
In addition, Cathy and Tom McCoy own and run McCoy Rigby Conservatory of The Arts in Yorba Linda, California which provides students with an opportunity to find their creative outlet, whether it is acting, dancing, singing, art or playwriting.
McCoy Rigby Arts, Inc, the nonprofit arm of MRCA, offers Merit scholarships as well as social and educational classes, and performance opportunities for children at risk and with No Limits special needs. To donate please visit: www.mccoyrigbyarts.com