Carolyn Marlow

Carolyn Marlow received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in voice performance from Indiana University. She then continued her opera studies in the Young Artist’s program at the Curtis Institute of Music. Subsequently she transitioned into musical theater, studying with Marcia Haufrecht and Larry Moss among others. She has been on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music since 1990, where she teaches Acting and Introduction to Performing. Ms. Marlow is also the founder of the American Musical Theater Ensemble at MSM for which she has produced and directed many main stage productions, including Ragtime, Into the Woods, Godspell, A Little Night Music, and Moving Right Along, a world premiere of the music of Jeff Blumenkrantz. Since 1992 she has also written and directed numerous musical revues for the American Musical Theater Ensemble. Many of these revues have also been performed in other venues in and around New York, including Music for Montauk, the New York Botanical Gardens, the Cosmopolitan Club, and others. She has taught at the Juilliard School, in the Professional Musical Theater Workshop with Paul Gemignani, and in her Musical Theaterworks audition workshop in New York. Her present role as teacher and director is supported by an extensive performing background. Operatically, she has performed leading roles with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Opera Theater, and Fargo/Moorehead Opera, among others. Ms. Marlow made her Broadway debut in the original Hal Prince production of Sweeney Todd and was last seen on Broadway as Jack’s Mother in the original production of Into the Woods. On tour she has performed the role of the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury, June Havoc, and Karen Morrow. She has performed many other leading roles on national tours, off-Broadway, and regionally.