“A gifted actor with a sweet and expressive sound as a singer, Sarah possesses one of the best work ethics I have ever witnessed[…]Her diligence, tenacity, and self-discipline, in combination with her talent, has allowed her to excel.” – Katherine Kaszas, Artistic Director of the Music Theatre Performance program at St. Clair College.
Born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, Sarah Caraher is a versatile vocalist, a captivating actress, and an expert in the field of musical theatre. Sarah began musical training and performance at a young age, beginning with a strong base of classical vocal technique and piano lessons. She achieved her Grade Eight in Vocals and Piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music, while also honing her teaching skills at Hidden Talents summer programs, where she coached kids and teens in drama, music, and dance.
She then attended St. Clair College’s Music Theatre Performance program and Capilano University’s Bachelor of Performing Arts program. There, she performed roles such as Madeleine in Pélagie and Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, as well as an original collaborative performance in the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. During the summers, she performed with The Lambton Mainstreet Players, an instrumental and vocal music group that specialized in pop songs, mash-ups, and harmonies. When the Mainstreet Players was no longer able to operate Sarah ran her own music business in its stead, addressing all administrative and marketing needs as well as performing in over 60 shows.
Sarah’s professional career began with the title role in Theatre Calgary’s world premiere musical, The Little Prince. She worked alongside writers James D. Reid and Nicholas Lloyd Webber, as well as musical theatre veterans Louise Pitre and Adam Brazier. Soon after, she joined the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia as Beverly in A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement. Sarah is excited to continue her career here in Toronto, where she will be playing Mary in Podium Concert Productions’ The Secret Garden this January.
Sarah has achieved success through an incredible work ethic and a passion for music, and she hopes to inspire these qualities in her students. She uses a variety of techniques, pulling from classical, pop, and musical theatre styles, and she believes each piece of music as well as the voice of the singer offer constant opportunities to discover new things. Sarah’s goal is to provide her students with something they haven’t experienced before – a new perspective, a different approach, or a wacky vocal exercise – and to have a great time doing it!
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys baking, playing ukulele, and cooking up bad puns.