About The Cast
Born in New York, Karen Giorgio began her musical career at age seven learning piano and training as an opera singer. By her tenth birthday, the lure of Broadway brought her into the limelight with the lead role as Francie in “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn” at summer stock and Off-Broadway productions.
Moving to California, she starred as Julie in “Carousel” at Hollywood High School and soloed with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl.
After raising two children she began her globe-trotting performing on the finest cruise ships and hotels throughout the world. Karen has delighted audiences in Scandinavia, Europe, Japan, Mariana Islands, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and America.
Karen’s main goal and “bandwagon” is to help keep live music alive in this era of electronic synthesis. Ask Karen what is a cabaret artist and she will likely respond, “A saloon singer, a live entertainer in an intimate setting, a storyteller who happens to speak in melody. The cabaret artist opens up her soul to audiences as she interprets her songs.” – Now that’s live music alive.
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In addition to conducting and arranging for Andrea Marcovicci for the past fifteen years, Shelly Markham has worked with a most diverse roster of performers including Lainie Kazan, Michael Feinstein, Margaret Whiting, Nell Carter, Ann Jillian, Joey Lawrence, Gogi Grant, Chad Michel, Carol Lawrence and Bonnie Franklin.
As a composer, Shelly has written songs for the Off-Broadway hit “Naked Boys Singing” and is one of the writers for the revue “Too Old For The Chorus” which opened at La Mirada Playhouse this past September. He has also written special musical material for many popular television series including “Friends”, “The Nanny” “Golden Girls”. “Gimme A Break” and “Touched By An Angel”.