Carmen Lysiak has won an award for Most Outstanding Performance of an Original Composition from AMPA in 2015. She has sung professionally at The Star and other venues throughout Sydney.
Carmen has performed lead roles in professional musicals including “The Wiz”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Pinocchio” and “Peter Pan” and toured NSW in” Dancing at Christmas”. She has acted in four short films and a TV Pilot. She has performed in three operas as an actor including “Barber of Seville”, “Manon Lescaut” and “Wozzeck” directed by Barry Kosky. She has taken her solo cabaret "Shrieking Violet” to the Adelaide Fringe, and since written two more: “Alien" and "Bad Girls" both for Short+Sweet Cabaret.
Carmen plays keys and sings in her all originals intergalactic trio band Saturn Doll. She has worked professionally as a voice and dialect coach for theatre and T.V.