Karen joined the Ensemble in 2019 and was last seen on A Red Orchid's stage in A Red Orchid's 25th anniversary production of Victims of Duty.
Outside of A Red Orchid, she starred in the international tour of Battlefield and Le Costume, both directed by Peter Brook. She originated the role of Mrs. Phelps in the production of Matilda the Musical on Broadway. Chicago theatre credits include extensive work at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Steppenwolf Theatre as well as Writers’ Theatre and Next Theatre Company. Karen appeared in a guest star recurring role as Adele Kipling in the Netflix series The Get Down (produced and directed by Baz Luhrmann). Other television & film credits include: Dr. Kendra on NBC’s Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med, Dr. Ella Harris in the Golden Globe-winning series Boss (STARZ!), Blue Bloods (CBS), Unforgettable (CBS), and Ron Howard’s film The Dilemma.