misao 操 mcgregor
singer/songwriter & playwright
Born and raised into a musical family in Los Angeles, CA, Misao McGregor (they/them) is a singer/songwriter and playwright currently based in Louisiana. They earned their BA in Theater and Music from Connecticut College, and have served as Founder and Editor in Chief of Sacrosanct Collective, a community blog that amplifies the voices and art of LGBTQ2IA+ BIPOC, since 2020.
As a playwright, they are winner of the Anne S. Richardson Awards in LGBTQ Studies (2016), Morris Carnovsky Award in Theater (2018), Linda Herr Excellence in Theater Award (2018), and Best of PlayGround (2020). They also participated in the Playwright Residency Program for PlayGround-LA’s 2020-2021 Season, developing their full-length play “WHITE PARTY” (formerly “ADULTING”).
As a singer/songwriter, Misao has been trained as a classical singer and pianist from an early age and is currently self-producing their own work which has roots in indie, pop, and soul. They released their debut EP “Brave” in 2014 and their debut album “Kid in the Corner” in 2020. Their songs have been featured on Spotify playlists such as Madame Gandhi’s The Future Is Female and Own Your Voice, Lefuturewave’s Indie Zone and Pop & Indie, the New Q Playlist, and Global Asian Spotify’s Playlist.
Misao is currently pursuing their Master's Degree at Middlebury's Bread Loaf School of English.