Carlyn makes her debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in Nobody Does It Better: The Music of Marvin Hamlisch. This celebration of the life and work of the former BPO Principal Pops Conductor and esteemed composer features Marvin Hamlisch’s own longtime friend and collaborator, Kevin Cole, and is conducted by John Morris Russell of The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
Carlyn is in the studio recording demos for Patricia Noonan and Sean Mahoney’s beautiful new musical, SWEETWATER. This musical recounts the often untold story of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), the first women to fly military planes for the US during WWII, and their fight for recognition.
Carlyn is playing Lana Mae Hopkins in Seven Angels Theatre’s production of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, September 26 through October 20.
“The beautiful and statuesque Carlyn Connolly made the most of the role of laundry owner Lana Mae in her Seven Angels debut and wow, can she belt when the need arises. Ms. Connolly was perfectly cast in the role of the always cheerful owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, who is never at a loss for a colorful Southern colloquialism, and it was a pleasure to listen to her renditions of the classic country music pieces.”
“Carlyn Connolly and Laura Hodos--they are dazzling and wow can they yodel--Yee Haw! . . . Miss Connolly and Miss Hodos provide us serious country music that we are still raving about! Miss Connolly’s vocal tones sway and swell--impressively.”
- The Howard
“The enjoyable elements of the show are Connolly and Hodos performing a variety of country hits . . . .[Connolly] gives Lana Mae a strong sense of fortitude and confidence while keeping sensitivity that gives her a bit of country sweetness.”
- Journal Inquirer
Carlyn is playing the role of Fraulein Kost in Cabaret at Ivoryton Playhouse, August 7 through September 1.
“Carlyn Connolly* as Fraulein Kost, a prostitute who rents a room in Schneider’s house, gives a wonderfully bold performance – especially when she sings “Married” in German as counterpoint to the old couple’s melodic song.”
- Critics on the Aisle
“Fraulein Kost is excellently played by Carlyn Connolly. . . .(Carlyn is hilarious at first but shows herself to be a Nazi sympathizer when she denounces Schultz as a Jew and sings"Tomorrow Belongs to Me" to celebrate Ernst and her Nazi pals.)”
- Tony's Corner
“[Carlyn] Connolly was almost too good(in her invitation for us all to join in. The song might be beautiful; she certainly made it so. But its association with the Nazis is not beautiful at all. Persons who get that want to gag rather than applaud.)”
- Connecticut Critics Circle
Carlyn performs at 54 Below, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of CCM Musical Theatre.
Carlyn starred as Milo Davenport in An American in Paris at Arts Center of Coastal CarolinaMore Info
Carlyn’s voice can be heard across the United States, representing multiple brands and organizations. Carlyn has also voiced of some of the country’s most prestigious marketing and advertising awards shows, including PRWeek 2018, SC Awards 2018, Medical Marketing & Media Awards 2018, 40 Under 40 Awards 2018, PRWeek 2018, SCAwards 2019, PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 Awards 2019, Campaign US Agency of the Year 2020, and SCAwards 2020.