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"Karole is a passionate and committed artist. Her work is focused and open, detailed and inspired, with a mixture of sensuality and humor, warmth and intensity. She is all at once primal and sophisticated."
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Larry Moss-acting coach, author

Thanks for visiting my site. I am a passionate Actor with years of experience in the industry. I love what I do, and want others to see that love shine through in all of my work. Take a look around to find information about myself, my career, updates on projects I’m working on, and any upcoming events.

Clink on links below to contact my agent and management team.

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Excited to announce that I'll be playing Grand Mimi in The Pasadena Playhouse production of 

Jelly's Last Jam!

Playing May 29th-June 23, 2024

It's a full circle career moment as I was part of the original production when the show premiered in Los Angeles at The Mark Taper in 1991.

Book by George C. Wolfe

Music by Jelly Roll Morton

Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead

Musical Adaptation and Additional Music Composed By Luther Henderson

Directed by Kent Gash

Choreography by Dell Howlett

Music Direction by Darryl Archibald

News and Updates

What I’ve Got Going On

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1st Broadway National Tour of 1776 Musical

I just got off the road in the First Broadway National Tour of the revival of 1776 Musical playing Robert Livingston.  It was an absolutely incredible experience with a stellar cast.  I joined them at The Ahmanson in Los Angeles, then continued with them as they toured Tenesse, North and South Carolina, Kansas City, 3 weeks at The Kennedy Center, and finishing in Seattle, Washington. 

Upcoming Television and Theatre Appearances

2024

Be sure to catch Karole as Grand Mimi in Jelly's Last Jam at The Pasadena Playhouse, May 29th-June 23rd, 2024.

For tix and info go to:

https://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/event/jellys-last-jam/

Karole will be appearing as Judge Dabney in Days of Our Lives, now streaming on NBC Peacock.

She also booked a national Mazda commercial.

2023

 

Be sure to catch Karole Guest Starring as "Carrie" on The Conners. The Conners airs on Wednesday nights 8/7c on ABC and streams on Hulu.

Karole will also be appearing as "Woman of the World" in North Coast Rep's production of Blues in The Night. The show runs January 11th through February 5th, 2023 in Solana Beach, CA.  For tickets and infor go to: northcoastrep.org

Karole recently appeared as Robert Livingston in the First Broadway National Tour of 1776! Musical

Karole also completed an independent film called The American, and three short films- Something About Mother, starring Jayne Kennedy and Kathleen Bradley, written by Noreen Mcclendon and directed by Millena Gay.  The other shorts include  Light Bunny , written directed by Valarian Zamel and Paper Boy written by Hollis Westling, directed by Emilee Reynolds and Hollis Westling,  and For The Record directed by Cedric Crisologo.

There is also an upcoming Guest Star appearence on a popular soap opera TBA :)

If you haven't already, check out two audiobooks she narrated this year: Embers on The Wind by Lisa Williamson Rosenberg  and Contempt: Grandma BB's Shenanigans by Pat Simmons. Both avaiable on Amazon and Audible.

Karole starring as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"

2024 - Excited to once again reprise my role as Billie Holiday! This time at Cygnet Theatre in San Diego, 2024 for their 20th season! Running January 24th through February 18th.  For tix and info:

https://www.cygnettheatre.com/season/season-20/lady-day-at-emersons-bar-grill/

2019-2022

I had the great fortune to reprise my Ovation Award winning role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill over the past four years.  It has been a tremendous experience.  Directed by Wren T. Brown and produced by the Ebony Rep, the show has enjoyed tremendous success after its initial run at International City Theatre in Long Beach, CA. We perforemd at the National Black Theatre Festival, freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, FLA, PCPA in Solvang, CA, and at the Ebony Rep in Los Angeles.

 

Critics have described the production as:

“THRILLING AND EXTRAORDINARILY MOVING… the excellent Karole Foreman brings Billie Holiday to vivid life…" --Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes

"...KAROLE FOREMAN AS THE INCOMPERABLE BILLIE HOLIDAY, and magnificent work is achieved here. From the exceptional quality of her vocal stylings to the expert attention paid to costuming and hair, you would think Billie Holiday was re-incarnated before your eyes..." -- Drew Eberhard, Broadway Wolrd

"There are moments, many of them, in the freeFall Theatre production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, when it appears that actress and singer KAROLE FOREMAN HAS ACTUALLY CHANNELED BILLIE HOLIDAY." --Bill DeYoung, St. Pete Catalyst


"FOUR STARS… A POTENT PRODUCTION… tenderly detailed direction… a stellar Karole Foreman as legendary singer Billie Holiday” --Dany Margolies, Southern California News Group


“A MUST-SEE PRODUCTION… a remarkable characterization… it’s as if Billie Holiday has come to life”-- Ben Miles, Showmag

“SEARING… be ready to ride the roller-coaster of emotion… Karole Foreman as the mythically iconic Lady Day holds you captive.” — Sean McMullen, Grunion Gazette

Upcoming Residency with Noise Now!

May 25th & 26th, 2020--

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE RESIDENCY HAS BEEN MOVED TO AUGUST 2020. MORE INFO TBA.

2023 Update...well, so many things in our lives have changed since 2020, and the opportunity to continue to develop this project is among them.  The residency no longer exists, but I am reinvigorating my search to find another development home for Rule My World and another musical that I am writing.  Stay tuned!


Exciting News! 


I was invited to be a part of a residency with Noise Now at A Noise Within in Pasadena, to continue to develop my urban opera Rule My World.  The show is a modern reworking of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.


The residency takes place in May 2020 over three weeks with two performances on May 25th and 26th. 


Noise Now is an initiative created by their Director of Cultural Programming Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx. The residency provides rehearsal space and other resources to foster the development of new work and to build allyship with local artists and peer organizations.

To learn more and to purchase tickets for Rule My World, click on THIS LINK.

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