Karen Mason has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, television, and recording and “has few peers when it comes to ripping the roof off with her amazing voice that knows no bounds!” (TheatreScene.net)
“An American Idol!” (The New York Times)
Karen is a 14-time MAC Award winner and the recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. She won the MAC Award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. In 2018, Karen was awarded 2 MAC Awards: for CELEBRITY ARTIST, and for MAJOR RECORDING (for her highly acclaimed CD “It’s About Time”)! She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and has three Bistro Awards.
Ms. Mason starred as Madame Giry in the North American Premiere Tour of LOVE NEVER DIES—Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic follow up musical to The Phantom of the Opera. Previously on Broadway, she garnered rave reviews starring as The Queen of Hearts in WONDERLAND and she originated the role of Tanya in Abba’s MAMMA MIA! For her portrayal of Tanya, Ms. Mason was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress. Her other leading roles include Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she performed to critical acclaim and standing ovations on Broadway and in Los Angeles for three years; Velma von Tussel in the Broadway company of HAIRSPRAY; JEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY; CARNIVAL (another Drama Desk nomination); plus featured roles in Broadway’s TORCH SONG TRILOGY; and PLAY ME A COUNTRY SONG.
Karen won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, and starred Off-Broadway in her own show KAREN MASON SINGS BROADWAY, BEATLES AND BRIAN.
In regional theater, Karen starred in the first National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY as Miss Shields, in the world premiere of the stage production of WHITE CHRISTMAS, (playing the Rosemary Clooney role at St. Louis Muny Opera), SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM (Coconut Grove Playhouse), GYPSY (Sundance Theatre), the world premiere of ONE TOUGH COOKIE (Apple Tree Theatre ), HEARTBEATS (Goodspeed Opera House), and COMPANY (Huntington Theatre), and in a one-woman musical about Dorothy Parker YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE.
Karen has headlined at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s/54Below (NY), Feinstein’s @ The Nikko (San Francisco), The Legendary Birdland, Rainbow & Stars, the Algonquin, The Supper Club and The Ballroom in NYC; The Cinegrill, Feinstein’s/LA and the UCLA/ASCAP Concert Series in Los Angeles; and The Park West and Davenport’s in Chicago.
She has shared concert stages with Michael Feinstein, Jerry Herman, Chita Rivera, Luciano Pavarotti, Rosemary Clooney, Liza Minnelli, and John Kander & Fred Ebb, among others. Karen has given concerts in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Brazil, Scotland, Tokyo and Osaka. Her starring symphonic performances include The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Michael Berkowitz, The Philly Pops, The New York Pops, The Oklahoma Philharmonic, the premiere performance of The Chicagoland Pops, The Indianapolis Philharmonic, and the St. Louis Symphony with John McDaniel.
Her highly acclaimed recordings include her newest CD, LET THE MUSIC PLAY, (the title song written by Paul Rolnick and David Friedman); IT’S ABOUT TIME, including the Award-winning title song about Marriage Equality (Paul Rolnick & Shelly Markham); her MAC Award-winning Right Here/ Right Now; The Sweetest of Night; the MAC Award-winning When The Sun Comes Out; Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!, recorded live at the West Bank Café; Better Days, featuring songs by her longtime composer/arranger, Brian Lasser (including the 1998 Emmy Award-winning song “Hold Me“); and Not So Simply Broadway. Karen has been featured on the soundtrack of the original cast CD of Wonderland; Jeffrey (Varese Sarabande), the studio cast recording of Wonderful Town (JAY Records), the original cast album of And The World Goes Round (RCA Victor), The Child In Me, Vol. 1 (Harbinger Records), and Lost in Boston ll (Varese Sarabande).
Television and Film
Her television appearances include the hit dramas, LAW & ORDER and LAW & ORDER: SVU.
On NETFLIX, Karen most recently played Mrs. Marsh opposite Ewan McGregor on the hit Ryan Murphy series “HALSTON”.

Kenneth Gartman is a New York City based Singer, Pianist, Vocal Coach, Music Director, Director and Producer.  As an actor and singer Gartman toured with the Broadway national tour of “The Music Man”, internationally on the Live BBC Broadcast of “Simply Sondheim”, and throughout Ireland in “A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway”. He released his debut solo album “We Need a Little Christmas” in 2020.  As a Music Director his passion is new musical theatre works, concerts and cabarets - Inner Voices III: Arlington (Off-Broadway); Madame Clicquot (Studio Cast Recording and upcoming production); The White City, Broadcast and The ToyMaker (Eugene O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference); Numerous readings, cast recordings, demos, cabaret workshops, cabaret shows, benefits, awards presentations and concerts. KennethGartman.com.
Yago Vazquez: Piano
Greg Glassman: Trumpet
Pablo Menares: Bass
Born in Vigo (Spain), Yago Vazquez has been an active member of the New York City music scene since 2008 after receiving a scholarship to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where he graduated with honors in 2010.

His music has been critically acclaimed by the press worldwide, and in 2018 Vazquez received the “Martin Codax Music Award” in Spain for jazz artist of the year. Throughout his career Yago Vazquez has worked with many internationally recognized artists including Billy Harper, David Schnitter, Ingrid Jensen, Jazzmeia Horn, Jamie Baum and Logan Richardson among many others. He has toured extensively in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. As a recording artist he has been featured in over 30 albums both as a leader and sideman. yagovazquez.com
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