Carmen Lysiak has won an award for Most Outstanding Performance of an Original Composition from AMPA She has sung professionally at Star City Casino and many venues throughout Sydney as a soloist and has recorded her second CD of original music with an all-original intergalactic trio band Saturn Doll and Code Red-Alien respectively.
Carmen has been in Siren Theatre Company’s production of “The Ham Funeral” at Griffin Theatre which was nominated for A Sydney Theatre Award and recently appeared as a featured actor in a TVC for “Vaalia”. She 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.
In addition to playing keys and as a soloist, Carmen has worked professionally as a voice and dialect coach for theatre, film and T.V and for every major theatre company in Sydney including Bell Shakespeare, The Australian Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin and Ensemble and as a composer most recently for Deadhouse: Tales from the Sydney Morgue on “Lennie Lawson Portrait of the Artist” and “Louisa Lawson”, which sold out in its Sydney season at The Rocks.