Award winning cabaret singer and Bay Area native, Carly Ozard, makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with Midler On the Roof- One Singer's Journey of Divine Intervention. Carly recalls her childhood and adolescent years as a young performer and finding self acceptance through Bette Midler's music including "From a Distance," "Friends," "Married Men" and more.
Since launching her career in 2005, Ozard has been connecting with her audiences through humor and astonishing them her powerful vocals. Her one woman shows have included "Shift Happens," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bipolar" and "Somebody to Love: My Musical Tribute to Freddie Mercury" which she performed in New York City in 2011.
She has performed at Birdland, Don't Tell Mama, 54 Below, The Cranky Cabaret, The Iridium, The Duplex, the Laurie Beechman Theatre and more and has shared the stage with Ann Hampton Calloway, Bruce Vilanch, Debby Boone, Tim Hockenberry and Sharon McNight.
Her favorite musical theatre roles include Diana in Next to Normal and Nettie Fowler in Carousel. Carly originated the role of "Elyse" in Toulouse! The Musical with the New York Theatre Barn and portrayed "Tailgate" in Dragula, an original reading.
Midler on the Roof is directed by Broadway performer and comedian Kristine Zbornik and featuring musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins and back up vocals by The Coker Sisters.