Who does she think she is?
THE NUT OF IT by Rosemary Watson
As far as I can remember I was born and raised in Northwest, Indiana. Official start date: March 20, 1966. Northwest Indiana is like the Great Northwest, only nothing like it at all. And it was there, in that "suburb of Chicago," where I developed a WILD imagination while playing in a box. It was a refrigerator box with plenty of air and room to stretch out in, (see above). Somehow, this ultimately turned into a career in the Arts, which ironically, includes me working inside a tiny box to this day.
I spend about half my time hanging out in an iso booth where I record crystal clear audio tracks. In 2018 I was honored with a nomination for OUTSTANDING BODY OF WORK, Best Voiceover, by the Society of Voice Arts & Sciences. Show like The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Letterman, Howard Stern, Robert Smigel's Let's Be Real and many web-series that you’ve never heard of have hired me. Over the past 16 years, I've honed my craft churning out tracks for TV and radio, apps, educational software, toys, cartoons. . . you name it!
Some other career highlights include meeting comedy legend, Carol Burnett. Want to see the workings of a beautiful angel, watch the clips of Carol on “CBS, This Morning!” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” touting my work. She actually called me one of her favorite comedians. GULP! Carol did this for me, a person she did not know, because she wanted to "pay it forward" and help an unknown the way someone helped her once. She also made a call to SNL and told them to check out my work. They did and I flew to NY to audition twice in 2012, including a third meeting over dinner. I did not get cast, but that doesn't matter, because what happened a year later was even cooler!
Carol requested my presence at the Mark Twain Prize for Humor. The show (2013) was taped at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Other presenters included Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tony Bennet, Julie Andrews, Martin Short and was in celebration of the icon who is, not just my, but every female comedian’s idol that I know of! I am STILL stunned this happened.
I got engaged in February of 2020 (on-stage no less) singing with a big band. Singing with a big band is one of my all-time favorite things to do and what I hope to do more and more. In 2021 I made my first appearance before an orchestra, cracking wise with my co-host, Jim Meskimen. I wasn't singing, just providing some comic-relief for an opera concert. I can't wait to do more of that!
On-camera, I’ve appeared on big and small shows including: The View where I performed political impressions; and on HGTV and The Discovery Channel, back in the '90s, doing crafts. No doubt my work on HGTV helped me hone my newest Martha Stewart impression which TikTokkers are eating up. Other celebrity impressions include: Cher, Diane Sawyer, Jane Fonda, Barbara Walters, Rachel Maddow, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minelli, Kristen Chenowith and Suze Orman.
As a jazz/pop singer I’ve appeared on The Queen Latifah Show and have sung at beautiful places like The Bellagio and Paris Hotels in Las Vegas. My 2-year steady gig at a Four Seasons Hotel is where I earned my chops. I currently have two stage shows, What's Going On and Vegas '69, Come Swing With Us! that are available for booking and want to put up a one-woman cabaret show just as soon as I can fit back into my dresses.
I have a BA in Psychology from UCLA and took a few courses towards my master in Ethics and Policy. I have a stellar family and manipulative dog. Hobbies include driving my son all over tarnation, pulling weeds, yelling at my computer and giving a damn.
TikTok changed my life in March of 2022. The honeymoon is over but I'm still putting out humorous content and music weekly. My handle over there is RosemarysVoice.