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Karen Sheridan

  • Actor


Karen’s been an actor, director and teacher for many years in Michigan, Chicago and beyond. She’s worked with the exceptional Williamston Theatre playing Betty in Chapatti, Sarah Bernhardt in Memoir, Williamina Fleming in Silent Sky, Hannah in The Safe House and various radicals in 900 Miles to International Falls. Karen performed outdoors as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing with the new Fenton Shakespeare Festival in 2021. Other Michigan credits: The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Detroit Public Theatre); Boeing Boeing, Dancing at Lughnasa and Angels in America (Meadow Brook Theatre); Love Letters with husband Sam Pollak (Two Muses), Brighton Beach Memoirs and [if you were there that day] Other Desert Cities (Jewish Ensemble Theatre). Karen also directs professionally, and at Oakland University where she teaches theatre. Favorite projects include The 39 Steps (Peninsula Players), Ellis Island (Warren Symphony), Mary’s Wedding (AM Productions), Italian American Reconciliation (Epicenter); The Brother/Sister Plays and Sense and Sensibility (Oakland University). Karen is proud to have taught at her alma maters Loyola and DePaul Universities in Chicago, and at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Here’s to all the storytellers—professional and otherwise—makin’ it back. Ain’t it grand?


Silent Sky: Pulsar Award: Best Featured Actress in a Play, Karen Sheridan
Silent Sky: Wilde Award: Best Supporting Actress in a Play, Karen Sheridan
Chapatti: Thespie Award for Best Actress in a Play, Karen Sheridan
Chapatti: Pulsar Award for Best Lead Actress, Karen Sheridan
The Hat Box: Wilde Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Karen Sheridan
The Hat Box: Thespie Award, Best Featured Actress: Karen Sheridan
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