My guest today is Carly Ozard. Today we discuss the new Tennessee ban on drag performers.
Carly is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, actor, playwright, and theater educator. Signed to Electronic Dance Music (EDM) label Sobel Nation Records, Carly's original EDM has garnered collaborations from DJs around the world, as well as gained radio airplay in France and Mexico with Denar RCRDS. Their nightclub work has been revered on multiple stages, including Feinstein's 54 Below, Feinstein's at the Nikko, The Richmond Ermet AID Foundation, The Rrazz Room, Fire Island, and The Friars Club.
Carly has appeared onstage with numerous luminaries of stage and screen on both coasts. They originated three roles with the New York Theater Barn, played Magenta in Fire Island's Rocky Horror Show, played Ol' Mother Hare in The Golden Apple, Sally in The Cabaret Girl, Ensemble in Miss Liberty, High Spirits, and were featured in two Galas all with 42nd St. Moon. They trained at Stella Adler School of Acting, and were a contracted vocalist with Tim Davis (Glee) for The Trevor Project and Women Warriors: The Voices of Change at Lincoln Center. Carly is a member of Music Under New York, and rose to underground acclaim, busking for the commuters in the New York Subway.