Karen MacDonald*


Karen MacDonald* (Hazel) – Lyric Stage: The Cake, Red Hot Patriot and Superior Donuts. Recent credits include Merrimack Repertory Theater: A Christmas Carol. SpeakEasy Stage Company: Heroes of the Fourth Turning. The Huntington: Common Ground. Regionally, she has appeared at Gamm Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Greater Boston Stage Company, Trinity Repertory, New Repertory Theatre, Gloucester Stage, Portland Stage, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Boston Theatre Company, Sleeping Weazel, The Vineyard Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare and Co., and Berkshire Playwrights Lab. A Founding Company Member of the American Repertory Theater, she appeared in 74 productions, including The Seagull, Mother Courage and Her Children, and No Exit. On Broadway, she understudied and performed the role of Amanda Wingfield in John Tiffany’s revival of The Glass Menagerie. Nationally, she has performed at Hartford Stage, The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, The Alley Theatre, and Berkeley Repertory, among others. She is the recipient of several IRNE Awards and Elliot Norton Awards for her performances. She received The Robert Brustein Award for Sustained Achievement in The Theater and the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. She teaches at the Harvard Extension School and is a faculty member at Theater, Dance & Media at Harvard University.