In 2009, she was performing the title role of "Annie" in her hometown's equity theatre, when she was approached by another actor who told her she should come to New York City if she ever wanted to perform more seriously. Two months later, she traveled to New York City, auditioned and was cast in her first Broadway musical, "Billy Elliot". Kara performed as "Keeley Gibson" in "Billy Elliot" on Broadway 634 times before being cast in 2011 as "Jane Banks" in Disney's, "Mary Poppins". In 2012, Kara was nominated for a Young Artists Award for Best Young Actress in Live Theatre. In addition to performing at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Ms. Oates has also has appeared on "30 Rock", "The Chew", "The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" and voiced the theme song for Dora the Explorer. http://www.karaoates.com
When Kara Oates is not performing and completing her schoolwork, Kara enjoys reading, going to movies and hanging out with her two little sisters, Molly and Ellie.
Publicist: Laurie Sheppard, www.lspublicity.com (http://www.lspublicity.com/
GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit.
Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program. Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
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Photo of Ms. Broderick Courtesy of Rasheem Morris