Hello!! My name is Caroline Coffey, and I am a recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma where I got a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. As a kid, I was incredibly energetic and imaginative so it only makes sense that I was so drawn to Musical Theatre. I was always the girl who made her friends put on shows for my parents during play-dates, and every morning I would practice my silly and dramatic facial expressions in the mirror while my mom was fixing my hair. Needless to say, being an entertainer has always been in me. I grew up taking dance and singing lessons and did my first musical in middle school: a production of The Wizard of Oz where I am almost positive everyone in the show had braces. From then on, my love for theatre continued to flourish and throughout high school, it became my passion.
After a summer that I spent at a theatre intensive called Broadway Theatre Project, I decided that I just might have to make performing my career, because I could not imagine letting it go. I got into school at The University of Oklahoma and spent four meaningful years refining myself as a person and a performer. I had many awesome ensemble experiences and the chance to play Jeannie Muldoon in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Last summer, I got to be a part of a dynamic company performing Mamma Mia! at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. For the past three years, I was a part of a small group of dancers who got to perform in the OKC Philharmonic’s The Christmas Show. We danced alongside Kelli O’Hara, Elizabeth Stanley, and Nikki Renee Daniels three of the most genuine and kind ladies who have had major success on Broadway.
The training I received in acting, voice, and dance at OU was excellent. Amongst great performance opportunities, I also had the chance to choreograph and assistant direct, which I found to be so valuable to my growth. Now I’m ready to enter the “real world” and see how I can help tell stories that audiences need to experience. I want to make people laugh until their sides ache, dazzle them with exciting charisma, and invite them to feel any emotion they may need to experience in a night at the theatre.