Vocalist Karen Myatt has appeared on stages in Toronto, New York, Mexico, and throughout Canada in musical theatre, cabaret and jazz performances. She has trained at the Randolph Academy in Toronto and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She has studied privately with acclaimed Canadian soprano and new music interpreter Janice Jackson, and with New York City Opera star Eileen Schauler. In NYC she was named one of Broadway’s Rising Stars and performed in the Broadway Summer Series under the direction of Tony-Nominated Emily Skinner. She has self-written cabaret series with the Wunderkind Consortium at New World Stages in New York and Toronto and is a co-founder, director, and performer for the bilingual theatre company; Concordia which toured Mexico with the production; Lazos. Other NY credits include Rita La Porta in Lucky Stiff and special guest appearances at The After Party and Judy’s House. Halifax credits include; Simone Cixous in Trudeau: Long March / Shining Path (Vocalypse Prod, CBC National Broadcast), Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone and Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (TAG), Sweeney Todd, Elf the Musical, A Christmas Carol and the upcoming Mary Poppins at Neptune Theatre. Karen has co-written several original cabarets with Wild Abandon Productions’ partner Stuart Hiseler, including Broadway Without Borders at the Chester Playhouse and the Neptune Studio.
As a jazz vocalist, she has performed numerous times with the highly acclaimed Rhapsody Quintet in such venues as Halifax’s Jazz and Nocturne Festivals, and the stellar trio of Holly Arsenault, David Langstroth and Brock Caldwell. Her debut album with the trio and guest quintet; Enchanté is set for release in Spring 2014.