The Working Singer Podcast
Carol Hatchett Talks About What She Learned From Bette Midler And Others
By Jamila Ford
March 18, 2019
CAROL HATCHETT (Joplinaire/Chantel/Odetta/Bessie Smith) is elated to be included in the cast of A Night With Janis Joplin and to have the unique opportunity to work with esteemed director Randy Johnson. Carol is an Actress, Singer/Songwriter, Dancer, and Choreographer currently residing in Los Angeles since moving west from her native Chicago, Illinois. She is one of the infamous “Harlettes“, Bette Midler’s backup Singer/Dancers, recently completing a tour across the U.S.and in Europe. She appeared in Bette’s Emmy Award-winning “Diva Las Vegas” HBO Special and “The Showgirl Must Go On” HBO Special. Carol has appeared in the films Ali, Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde: Red, White, and Blonde and has also worked with theatrical directors George C.Wolfe, Debbie Allen and Cheryl Baxter. She was nominated as “Featured Actress in a Musical” by the L.A.Stage Alliance Ovation Awards for Sophisticated Ladies in 2007. Carol has worked with many contemporary recording artists such as Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Dave Stewart, Beyonce, and Nick Waterhouse. She’s recorded with composer/bassist Stanley Clarke, choreographed for recording artist Shelia E.and Snoop Dogg, and worked with choreographers Toni Basil and Fatima Robinson. Carol is also the founder and lead singer of the EDM group The BareRoot who has currently released their third EP of original dance music entitled “Live Wire”.