Karina Gallagher is a Long Island/Boston-based storyteller, both theatrically and through musical composition. She has been surrounded by music and theater her entire life, and came from a family of successful musicians, actors, directors, and composers.
Karina hopes to use her family’s reputation and gifts to help her in her journey as an artist. She began performing at the age of 5, and studied piano, voice, dance, violin, and trained in martial arts. She received a black belt in ninjutsu karate at the age of 12.
In her teen years, she participated in school and community theater. Some roles she had the honor of playing include Fantine (Lés Miserables), Wendla (Spring Awakening), Leading Player (Pippin), Laura (The Glass Menagerie), and Edwin Drood (The Mystery of Edwin Drood). During this period, she began to experiment with songwriting, which has grown into one of her passions. Her first single, titled "Vibrant," was released on October 1st, 2021, and her second single "Next to you” was released April 8th 2022. On top of this, she is the lead singer of the Sunday Dinner Live Band, which performs pop originals and covers on Long Island and north of NYC.
She is a current Musical theater major at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music and recently starred in their main stage production of Head Over Heels as Gynecia. She is looking forward to continuing her career theatrically and musically.
Gynecia in Head Over Heals, Boston Conservatory, 2022
Katie Track, The Wildness, Pride Performing Arts
Rias, Rise, Boston Conservatory
Fantine, Les Miserables
Solo Caberet, Players Club, NYC
Ellen, Miss Saigon
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Lorraine, 42nd Street
Leading Player, Pippin
Wendla, Spring Awakening
Maggie, Lend Me A Tenor