Siobhan Fallon Hogan changed the interview at Common Grounds from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to 9:45 a.m. the next day to 11:15 a.m. First the kids had to be taken here and there then a water pipe in the basement burst. Finally she made it with wet hair from the shower and her youngest daughter Sinead in tow. Her phone rang every five minutes and after spending just a short time with her, it was like being in a "I Love Lucy" episode.
Actress summers in Caz
By any other name, Siobhan Fallon Hogan is still a Cazenovian
By Willie Kiernan
Siobhan Fallon Hogan was born in Syracuse and moved to Cazenovia with her family when she was in second grade. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband and three kids but returns here each summer to visit family and friends and to catch up on all the gossip. The name is pronounced 'sha-vaun' and she is an actress with about 30 film credits on her resume, including "Forrest Gump," "Men In Black," "The Negotiator," "Holes" and most recently "Charlotte's Web." She has also just completed "Baby Mama" which will premiere this winter.
Fallon Hogan began her theatrical career as a student in the Cazenovia School District. She signed up for every production offered and has great theatre memories of Jeannie Keefe as the director of summer musicals at the high school and the pavilion at the pier, now called Lakeland Park.
"She was great with actors and kids," Fallon Hogan said. "She had a wonderful sense of humor and instilled confidence in you to make really good shows."
Musical director Pete Ciarelli, the head of chorus, was also mentioned as an early inspiration.
After leaving Cazenovia in the 80s for Broadway and the bright lights of New York City, Fallon Hogan found herself performing with an improvisational comedy group in a club called Who's On First? She then wrote a one-woman show called "What Can I Tell You?" which she performed in the Cazenovia Theatre, now named the Catherine Cummings Theatre, about 15 years ago.