An outstanding performer, Karen's work has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on National Tours, in regional theatres, concert halls, at the White House, in commercials, on cruise ships, as well as special events honoring our Veterans and weddings. She has also done over twenty-five industrials for such companies as Frito-Lay, Dr. Pepper, Wilsonart, B.F. Goodrich, The American Bible Society, The American Heart Association, J.C. Penney, Hoffman La Roche, Mary Kay Cosmetics, The American Dental Society, Western Union, Teacher's Credit Union, The United Methodist Conference, and Dairy Queen. Her bio includes several years touring internationally with the Westminster Choir. Karen's passion for performing is evident in every song she sings, and she has been singing and dancing onstage since the age of three. But she doesn't JUST sing….she wraps the lyrics of each song around your heart. Soaring on dynamic songs, and infusing boundless energy into upbeat songs, she can then seamlessly move to the delicacy and honesty of a ballad. But always, the meaning of the words have great importance in Karen's interpretations. And with a three-octave range, she has great versatility.
Karen has a vast repertoire with almost a thousand songs from new and classic Broadway shows, the Great American Songbook, timeless pop standards, including well-loved songs from the 1920's through today. If you have a special request she doesn't know, as a 'quick study' she is happy to research and learn it for the event. The song list below is just a sampling of her repertoire.
Karen can accommodate a variety of budgets from piano and vocals, to a five-piece band, or an orchestra.
In addition to creating a special roster of songs for your event, Karen also has seven 'set' shows that are often requested for special groups or occasions and these can be performed with live accompaniment or tracks. These shows revolve around the themes of WWII, Judy Garland, Broadway, Sinatra, Travel, Love, and Christmas. Each show is interspersed with bits of relevant dialogue regarding the theme.
Karen's CD has enjoyed international attention and she has been heard on radio stations throughout the U.S. including KSKA,KBS and LIVE
A sought-after performer and polished professional, Karen brings class and style with a splash of fun to your next event.