Carmen Risi

Actor, Singer, Musician


After ten years in the K-12 music classroom Carmen decided to change careers and pursue an acting and performing career.  She's consistently been booked in Chicago and Milwaukee area theaters and shot a few commercials.   Occasionally gigging as a collaborative pianist and music director keeps her connected to her musical roots, but her favorite thing to do is bring a character to life with song.

News and Updates

Gigs in Quarantine!

"Running!" is a new musical from the team behind "We The People" (see Gallery for images). Original plans were to record in studio but the wonders of technology made this remote session possible instead.

In this song, the matriarch of a political family encourages her son to rise up and take on the mantle she knows he can carry.

The Girls of Summer

What do we do in quarantine? Make our own content! Check out this video (and others!) on my youtube channel, CarmenEliseSings.

Stephen Sondheim's "The Girls of Summer" - how appropriate.

Image by Ethan Robertson

Online Content

In lieu of live performances, Third Avenue Playhouse has been interviewing actors and sponsoring live Zoom cast reunions for your viewing pleasure! Check out my personal interview below and find the Tomfoolery cast reunion further down on their Facebook page. 

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