Music Mondays: Carrie Manolakos


Carrie's awe-inspiring cover of Radiohead's "Creep" has got the Internet buzzing. She performed the sensational tribute earlier this month at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village. The dramatic and captivating performance shouldn't really come as a surprise to audiences since she's actually a Broadway veteran.

Growing up in Syracuse, Carrie stood out in her family of financiers and teachers by developing a passion for performing. She earned her first stage gig at age 10 in a local production and then went on to star as the spunky Scout in the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. This budding star did more than just act and sing, though. Carrie also harnessed her athletic abilities by playing volleyball, soccer and running track.

While attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, she was offered a role in a touring production of Mamma Mia! and her Broadway career began to take off. Even with all her onstage success, Carrie still wanted to pursue her own music. "Theater is about creating a character," she states on her Web site. "My music is about revealing myself." Carrie's wish was just fulfilled with the release of her debut album called Echo.

We love Carrie's courage for undertaking and pulling off such an ambitious cover. Watch her take on "Creep" below and then head over to I AM THAT GIRL's YouTube channel. While you're there, don't forget to tune into our Music Mondays playlist, which is updated every week.

Image courtesy of Lepoissonrouge.com

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