At Dartmouth College, Carol introduced musical theater into the curriculum and has directed Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, Eurydice, Hairspray, Angels in America and Chicago. In 2010 she received the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the College. Carol has worked professionally as an actress and director at the Tony Award-winning Cleveland Play House (as a member of the company for ten years), The Great Lakes Theater Festival, and at Northern Stage where she appeared in productions of Cats (Grizabella), Dancing At Lughnasa (Agnes), Private Lives (Amanda), and Lend Me A Tenor (Diana.)
Other awards and honors include the New Hampshire Professional Theater Award for Best Director of a Musical for Pirates of Penzance, Leadership Upper Valley’s Heroes and Leaders Award, and the Princeton Association of Northern Ohio Outstanding Alumni Award. Carol is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She lives in Etna, NH with husband Peter Hackett and children Ellie and Jamie.