Karen Mason was most recently seen on Broadway as the conniving Velma von Tussle in Hairspray. Ms. Mason originated the role of Tanya on Broadway in Abba's Mamma Mia!,and was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress.
Her other leading roles include Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, which she performed on Broadway and in Los Angeles for three years; Mazeppa in Jerome Robbin's Broadway; Rosalie in Carnival ( Drama Desk nomination); plus featured roles in Broadway's Torch Song Trilogy; and Play Me a Country Song. Karen won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in And the World Goes Round, and starred Off-Broadway in her own show Karen Mason Sings Broadway, Beatles and Brian.
Karen is an 9-time MAC Award winner and has won the MAC Award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and thr ee Bistro Awards. Karen has headlined Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein's at The Regency, Rainbow & Stars, the Algonquin, Arci's Place, The Supper Club and The Ballroom in NYC; The Cinegrill and the UCLA/ASCAP Concert Series in Los Angeles; The Plush Room in San Francisco; and Davenport's in Chicago.