A little history
Dubbed “Boston’s First Lady of Cabaret”, Carol O’Shaughnessy has earned the city’s Cabaret Entertainer of the Year” for appearances at New York City’s Town Hall, Jordan Hall, The Regattabar and Scullers’. Carol’s one-woman shows “Stuff In The Box … Provincetown The Early Years” and “Ring-a-Ding-Ding: The Music of the Rat Pack” were named “Top 10 Best Cabaret Shows for 2002 and 2003” respectively. She was also nominated by the Independent Reviewers of New England for “Best Female Cabaret Entertainer 2004”.
Carol has appeared with Joan Rivers at the North Shore Music Theatre and David Brenner at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Theatre. In 2007 Carol was the opening act for “Herb Reed and the Platters” as well as legendary comedian, Pat Cooper! Carol recently appeared on Chronicle as part of their “My Boston” show as well as “Sunday with Liz Walker” on WBZ-TV. She has been a featured guest of WBZ-Radio host, Jordan Rich for several years.
O’Shaughnessy has three CD’s, “The Way I See It” and “Live At Scullers” and “Ring-A-Ding-Ding: The Music of the Rat Pack” all of which have received rave reviews. Carol appeared in Provincetown with her fabulous retro show “Stuff In The Box …. Provincetown, The Early Years” in 2004. Carol is also an accomplished actress and has performed as Matron “Mama” Morton in the Worcester Foothills Theatre productions of Chicago, directed by Susan Streeter. O’Shaughnessy cruised with RSVP Travel on the Star Clipper to the Mediterranean as well as a riverboat cruise the summer of 2006 to Budapest, Vienna and Prague. This past July, Ms. O’ emceed the New Roseland Ballroom in Taunton, Massachusetts!
“Carol has an innate ability to deliver a song with the best of them. Carol, you’re just too marvelous for words!” Ron Della Chiesa, WGBH Radio, Boston; WPLM Radio, Plymouth.