Biography

Vocalist and theatre artist Karen Myatt has appeared on stages in New York, Mexico, and throughout Canada. Influenced from an early age by the great composers and musicians of the Golden Era, she has her grandmother to thank for her knowledge and love of the American Songbook. In turn, this led to her discovery and adoration of the blues, soul and rock music. Professionally, she has trained at the Randolph Academy in Toronto and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Her most influential mentors include Canadian soprano and new music interpreter Janice Jackson, and New York City Opera star Eileen Schauler. In NYC, Karen was named one of Broadway’s Rising Stars and performed in the Broadway Summer Series at the Town Hall under the direction of Tony-Nominated Emily Skinner. She has written and performed cabaret in Mexico, New York, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. In the Summer of 2018, Karen made her Symphony Nova Scotia debut as the featured soloist in “Thorgy and the Thorchestra”, starring Thorgy Thor of Ru Paul’s Drag Race fame.

Karen most recently wrote and performed “Blues Deluxe” in September 2018 at Neptune Theatre to sold out crowds. "Songs of the Silver Screen" in 2017 on Neptune Theatre's Fountain Hall also received rave reviews. In 2016, "Ladies of Song", another show written and conceived by Karen, played to sold out crowds at Neptune's Studio Theatre. At the 2017 Halifax Jazz Festival, Karen and band played to a standing-room only audience.  She has sung with the highly acclaimed Rhapsody Quintet in such venues as Halifax’s Jazz and Nocturne Festivals. The trio of Holly Arsenault (piano), David Langstroth (double bass) and Brock Caldwell (drums) collaborated with Karen on her debut album Enchanté.

Highlight theatre credits include; Beauty & the Beast, Shrek the Musical, The Addams Family, Into the Woods, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol, Elf the Musical, and Sweeney Todd (Neptune Theatre), The Marvelous Wonderettes, Norm Foster's The Melville Boys and her self-written Broadway Without Borders (Chester Playhouse), Allen Cole's Mimi (TheatreSpeak/Neptune Theatre's Scotiabank Studio), Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone and Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Arts Guild), Rita La Porta in Lucky Stiff (Sage Theatre NYC), Simone Cixous in Trudeau: Long March/Shining Path (Vocalypse Productions/CBC National Broadcast). 

 
 
 

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