Born in WIlmington, Delaware and raised in Michigan, Cory Goodrich is a Jeff Award winning actress for her roles as Mother in Drury Lane Oakbrook’s acclaimed production of Ragtime, and as June Carter Cash in the Jeff nominated Johnny Cash revue, Ring of Fire at Mercury Theater Chicago, where she was also seen as Alice in The Addams Family, and Alma in The Christmas Schooner, and Carol Brady in the hilarious war between the Partridges and the Bradys in The Bardy Bunch.
Cory is currently playing Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins at Mercury Theater Chicago after returning from the first regional production of he Bridges of Madison County, at Arkansas Rep. She has played Pepa in the midwest premiere of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Theatre at the Center, Seussical the Musical at Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier and before that as Sr. Margaretta in The Sound of Music at Lyric Opera, Chicago. A five time Jeff nominee, Cory has performed in productions at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Chicago Shakespeare, Theatre at the Center, Ravinia, Candlelight and Drury Lane. A Graduate of Michigan State University, she is also a singer/songwriter, producer, writer, and mother of two, children's composer with her two award winning CDs, Hush and Wiggly Toes, and her latest projects include W.O.M.A.N, an album of her own music, and four Season of Carols CDs (Season of Carols, Holiday Music to Benefit Season of Concern, which garnered about $150K for the charity.) The winner of this year’s Cohen-Grappel Recording Endowment, Cory has released her newest album, Wildwood Flower, a collection of traditional and original folk songs featuring the autoharp.