Carole Demas is best known for her critically acclaimed creation of “Sandy”, in Broadway’s original Grease.
Her career has included thousands of performances in leading roles on and Off-Broadway, among them the creation of original ingénue leads in Fred Ebb’s Morning Sun, Rondelay (director Cyril Ritchard, choreographer Donald Sadler), Oscar Brand’s How To Steal an Election, Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt’s Philemon and leading roles in major regional theatres, including Philia (A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum) Regina (Another Part of The Forest) Angel (Celebration) Wanda (Enter Laughing), Corrie (Barefoot In the Park) and her singing for the Champlain and NY Shakespeare Festivals.
She originated the title role in the premiere production of Stephen Schwartz’s The Baker’s Wife, in Los Angeles and played “Luisa” in The Fantasticks, at New York’s Sullivan St. Playhouse, for two years.
She was seen in numerous guest star roles on prime time TV (Kojak, Mannix, Route 66, Barnaby Jones, Man From Atlantis, recurring roles on daytime dramas (Edge Of Night, One Life To Live”) starred in the PBS Special, Showstoppers – The Best of Broadway and on TV’s most successful regional children’s series, The Magic Garden and is a veteran of over 200 TV commercials, jingles and voice-overs.
Her 50+ years of career trials and triumphs were highlighted in Schirmer, Citadel and Applause books chronicling the history of Broadway.
From Miss Vermont in the Miss Universe Pageant, to major dramatic and comic roles in theatres coast to coast, her zany “singing chicken” voice in the Lido Show in Las Vegas, and New York City concert performances (Broadway Originals at Town Hall Off Broadway Close Up at Merkin Hall, 50th Anniversary celebrations for WBAI Radio and Lincoln Center Library, etc..
Carole’s career continues with concerts and cabaret performances in many venues. Please visit www.caroledemas.com.
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