MCC Performing Arts Department


Karen Oster

KAREN OSTER, has a BFA from The Boston Conservatory in Musical Theatre and Directing and an M.Ed from Cambridge College. She has taught music at The Buckingham, Browne and Nichols Middle School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has facilitated, directed and coordinated the performances and involvement of young cast members in numerous productions including the Broadway/ National tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Paul Simon’s The Capeman on Broadway with Marc Anthony. Karen is a professional musician and actress as well, having performed throughout the country in various productions including: Nunsense (with Alice Ghostley and Lainie Kazan), Swingtime Canteen (with Teri Ralston) and Pump Boys and Dinettes. She has performed at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, the Weston Playhouse, Weston,VT, The Charles Playhouse, Seaside Repertory Theatre, Royal Poinciana Playhouse and The Parker Playhouse. She has studied with well known cabaret artists: Margaret Whiting, Julie Wilson, Andrea Marcovicci, and Craig Carnelia. Karen is currently working with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization writing children’s adaptations of their musicals (The Getting to Know You series) and her adaptation of The King and I is currently licensed for performance throughout the country. She has also directed and produced the revival of The Baker’s Wife with composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

Last Modified: 8/4/23