Powerhouse Entertainer and actress Carly Ozard has had solo shows at The Rrazz Room, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Stage 72 at the Triad and The Metropolitan Room. She works in musical theatre, cabaret, and as a FEMcee for various events. An exceptional vocalist with comic and dark sides showcasing a repertoire that includes Musical Theatre, Contemporary Pop, Classic Rock and Electric Dance Music. A newly budding songwriter and cover artist, she just released her debut recording Universal Child on iTunes and CDBaby. Having acted as head judge of The Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco as well as a judge for The Voice of Vallarta and the San Francisco Cabaret Competition, Carly has been part of every community she has performed in. Carly has shared stages with Charles Strouse, Klea Blackhurst, Rita Moreno, Leslie Jordan, Maureen McGovern, Miranda Sings! and more. She is a two time Burner at Burning Man, a proud member of AEA and The New York City Friar’s Club, and she is reinventing herself and expanding her fan base! Carly Ozard performs regularly in San Francisco and is based out of New York.
Carly is currently competing in the third season of the RISING STAR competition. Singers compete in a 10 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cash prize and a fully produced, paid solo show at Rise. In addition to the cash and prize package, RISING STAR offers networking opportunities with celebrity judges, fantastic exposure, and valuable live stage experience. The competition is hosted by actress and comic Emily McNamara (NEWSICAL The Musical, Billy On The Street, HBO’s Vinyl). The top 12 finalists were chosen from over 60 auditionees.
Every Monday Night Carly can be seen as a regular in Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, an award winning experience at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club! Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night. It’s a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. For the past nine years, it’s been the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with Manhattan show folk and their fans.
Bay Area Actor/Director Ray Renati interviews Carly Ozard on a brand new podcast WAVE RADIO (full edition on Soundcloud).
“You’re going to get told no, and you’re going to get pushed aside…. and you’re going to not be preferred, and you’re going to get dropped, and you’re going to be told that you’re not enough, over and over and over. If you have any addictions, get help for them now, because when all of that happens to you, you’re going to turn to your addictions. And the more you can get control over whatever your addictions are, the more you’ll be able to process the insanity that is this business, and, continue to find your team. Finding your team is so important. your team meaning your instructor, your director, your teacher, your friends, your mentor. And when it comes down to being chosen or not be chosen, think of what universal feedback you’re getting regardless if you’re chosen or not. Because if the universal feedback is there, you’re still in the right place, even if you didn’t just book that job.”
– Carly Ozard