Markesha McCoy was born in St Louis Missouri and has had a passion for singing musical theatre and performing for as long as she can remember. Moving to New York City aged 18, she began theatrical studies at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and further studies at The New School University, also in NYC.
US Regional Theatre includes Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mrs Rose in Hello Dolly, and Mrs Fowler in Edit: Undo. She also appeared at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in SMC Live, and was part of the Original Cast in Rock of Ages in Las Vegas at the Venetian hotel. Markesha made her international debut in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, then went on to play Henri in The View Upstairs at The Hayes Theatre, Sydney, and in 2017-2018, appeared as Nikki in The Bodybag; The Panto.
Film and television includes the role of Moira in the webseries Rockstar Café and appearances on The Queen Latifah Show. Markesha is thrilled to be returning to Australia with The School of Rock.