Carol O’Shaughnessy
Boston’s Hottest Singer / Actress / Funny Lady

The Reviews

“O‘Shaughnessy was in top form throughout (Here’s to Life), but never more so than in her solo set, with a perfectly in-the-moment delivery...”

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John Amodeo, Cabaret Scenes

“She does a superb job of keeping the show moving along by telling some stories, some jokes, several one liners and, oh yeah, she sings Broadway tunes pretty damn well too.”

Terry Schneider, the Executive Director of the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce

“Carol O’Shaughnessy has been called ‘The First Lady of Boston Cabaret’ for over three decades, and with good reason... ”

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John Amodeo, Cabaret Scenes

“She is a funny lady with delicious abandon, relating truths…yet she’s also a powerhouse singer.”

New York Post

“O’Shaughnessy moves smoothly from novelty numbers to serious renditions, working the room with skill.”


“powerful voice…she knows how to engage a crowd…”

Boston Globe

“Whether you see her for laughs or for songs, there isn’t another entertainer who can power her way through…and then wipe your tears away with guffaws.”

Boston Herald

“She keeps delighting audiences not only with songs, but with her warm sense of humor.”

The Advocate

“Powerful singer, brilliant actress, and zany comedienne.”

New England Entertainment Digest

“creating and reshaping the atmosphere”

The Island Trader

“[music] doesn’t get any better.... poignant as she is bawdy and humorous.”

John Amodeo, Bay Windows

“Fresh, funny, and boy can she sing”

Ellen Brams, The Patriot Ledger

“ has the feeling one is hearing the voice of an old friend. There’s a natural welcoming warmth to her voice.”

Eric Comstock, Cabaret Scenes

“a voice which you immediately respond and instinctively trust”

Michael Bronski, South End News

“O’Shaughnessy rocked the rafters”

John Amodeo

“O’Shaughnessy is a cabaret performer extraordinaire with strong comic overtones and a witty, slightly wicked sense of humor.”

The Lowell Sun