Caroline Hawthorne is a multi-disciplinary artist originally from Los Angeles, CA. Her work and resume ranges from opera, Shakespeare, stand-up and music composition.
As a singer, Caroline recently spent her summer on Cape Cod at College Light Opera Company, playing a variety of roles in shows such as Trial by Jury, Yeoman of the Guard, and HMS Pinafore. She received rave reviews for her performance as Njesus in Merry Widow, where the Cape Cod Times "advised against eyeliner and mascara", because "she'll have it running down your face by intermission as you laugh til you cry". She has also been a finalist twice in the Harold Haugh Opera Competition, for her performances of "Pirate Jenny" by Kurt Weill and "Vodka" by George Gershwin. She appeared in Cinderella at the Morgan-Wixson theatre last summer, where she won a Geoffrey award for the role of the evil stepsister Charlotte. Other opera credits include The Third Lady in The Magic Flute and Madame de la Haltiere in Cendrillon.
Caroline's solo musical comedy The Slutty Virgin received its west-coast premiere at the Playground Solo Festival in San Francisco in 2021. She was a Steel City Arts Foundation Grantee under Steve Hofstetter, and has written for sites such as The Broadway Beat and The Nordly. She was also an apprentice for Commonweal Theatre Company, where she acted in shows such as Peter and the Starcatcher and The Fox. Shakespeare credits include Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, and Margaret in Richard III.
A proud Jewish artist, Caroline is the creator of the Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media series Babushka and Billie, which she wrote, produced and stars in. It was recently screened at the Weitzman Museum of Jewish American History in Philadelphia, and will be screened at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. She is also the creator of the top 50 Jewish Films of all Time Series, where she reviewed Jewish movies on TikTok, gaining 1k followers in the span of a few months.
As a composer, Caroline Hawthorne was honored to be selected as the company composer for the 24 Hour Play Nationals in New York. She wrote the music for the play Beatrice, which will receive its off-Broadway premiere at the Cell Theatre this fall.
Caroline is a graduate of Oklahoma City University, Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, and Orange County School of the Arts.