Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all major New York cabaret awards – Nightlife, BroadwayWorld, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets and concert halls throughout the U.S., Europe, England, Australia, India and the Caribbean. As singer and actress, she is known for bridging distinctly different sensibilities and songbooks with art that is as intellectually penetrating as it is sensual and provocative.
Karen left a successful career in leadership at Whole Foods Market to follow the call to singing, sensing that it was the truer path. Today her commitment to music extends to producing, directing and teaching. Students have come from as far away as Australia for Karen's private coaching and master classes in stagecraft.