"You want to be ready!"
Carmen Lamar is an accomplished yet humble creative. Not only does she work in nearly every genre, she also balances a teaching position and duties as a wife and mother. We're so impressed by Carmen and excited to feature her talent and content here—in addition to the beauty that is CarmenLamar.com!
For those that don’t know you, tell us a little bit about Carmen Lamar!
I'm a singer, actress, children's theatre director and proud of member SAG-AFTRA and AEA. I've been working in print, commercials, industrials, television, film and cabaret in New York for nearly 20 years. My husband is a successful voice over actor and together, we have a young son who likes hockey more than acting, but that's fine with us!
What are you currently working on or towards?
I'm working with the writers and producers of a musical review, Francis Meets Francis, about the meeting between Frank Sinatra and Connie Francis where I play... Connie Francis! I did the show last year and there are plans to extend it to an Off-Broadway run, so I'm excited for the opportunity to continue to work on this show.
I'm also in the process of putting together a CD of my singing. Picking and choosing the songs is my biggest task at the moment.
What’s the best thing that’s happened to you from social media?
Having a presence! And then having something that is sophisticated, classy and sexy, that shows off what my strengths as an actor are. When I go to an audition, it is inevitable that I hear, after I've booked the job, that they went to my website or Facebook to see what I've got going out there.
What's your advice to aspiring artists?
Work on your craft as much as you can. Go out for whatever you can and say yes, more than no. It does take a certain amount of luck, but you want the skills and the training to back you up when the time comes. You want to be ready!
Why did you choose CSM to build your website?
I had seen an amazing launch of a friend's website on Facebook and then, another friend was talking about how much she loved her new website and the people that were helping there. Turns out, they were both talking about Get Creative Social Media! I started looking at other actors' websites and decided that Tony and the team could clearly make a look for me that was all my own. No one website looks alike and that's due to how well you took my information and turned it into this amazing personal calling card.
What responses have you received from your new website?
Fabulous! Everyone has been so impressed with how professional and beautiful it looks. Also, the links are much more accessible: it's so easy to access my songs, videos and résumé.
Huge thanks to Eric for leading this website project.
Many thanks to Carmen for being such an amazing collaborator.
Click here to check out Carmen's website.
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