Singer, actress Lynn Kearney appeared on Broadway replacing Sandy Faison as Grace Farrell in the original production of Annie; having previously toured with the first national company of Annie where she understudied the role of Grace.
Lynn started her professional career with the Chicago Free Street Theater touring eight states in the midwest. A documentary film was made of her first season with the company called A Season of Celebration, narrated by Studs Turkel. She returned to New York and appeared in the original cast of Christy based on the play The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge and in several other showcase productions. Lynn then got her actor’s equity card playing all of the white women in a children’s theater production Escape to Freedom based on the life of Frederick Douglas directed by Robbie McCauley. Next she appeared in Finnian’s Rainbow with Charles Repole at the Jones Beach Theater. Soon after she got her big break in Annie.
Later Lynn helped create along with her long time friend and director, Rosemary Quinn, the play Ladies Lounge which played at the legendary off broadway house LaMama. And she repeated the role of Grace in Annie at Allenbury Playhouse.
Lynn started her cabaret career working at Jan Wallman’s restaurant and then for Sidney Myer at Panache Encore and then Don’t Tell Mama; where she still appears regularly.
Lynn is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts and received a Pastry degree from the Culinary Institute of America. She previously studied acting with Olympia Dukakis, Alice Spivak and Lloyd Richards. She continues to study acting with Eric Michael Gillett and voice with Michael Warren.
From 1995 through 2010 Lynn worked at the television Food Network as first an intern in the kitchen, as one of the first editors of foodnetwork.com, as a production assistant and finally in the culinary production department where she wore many hats ending as the Manager of Culinary Editorial.
Lynn lives in New York City and in Catskill, New York.