Kathryn spent four years with the National tour of The Phantom of the Opera as an Ensemble member and Carlotta cover, having performed the role of the opera diva over 90 times. Kathryn has been featured in Encores! The NewYorkers. The reconstructed Cole Porter musical saw its first performance in eighty-seven years when it returned to the stage at The New York City Center in 2017. Kathryn loves new works and is an avid sight reader and has performed in several readings of new musicals. She also is a founding member of the “All’s Well Sisters” a Boswell Sisters inspired Jazz Trio. She was the 2019 Musical Theater winner of the American Traditions Vocal Competition as well as a Regional Met Competition finalist.
Kathryn holds a BA in music from the College of Wooster, where she got her start in classical solo voice, studying with Jim Mismas and singing with the Wooster Chorus under the direction of John Russell. Kathryn also holds a Masters of Music from THE Ohio State University, where she studied with Dr. Robin Rice. She also studied voice at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory with Dr. Rebecca Sherburn, who incidentally was also Carlotta in the European tour of The Phantom of the Opera.
International tour: The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q. New York Theater: The NewYorkers (Encores!), Girl’s Night: the Musical. Regional: Spring Awakening (Olney Theater Center) Chicago and Smokey Joe’s Café (Allenberry Playhouse), Hairspray and Caroline, or Change (PCPA Theaterfest), The Women of Brewster Place and Bare (the Unicorn), Broadway’s Best (Quality Hill Playhouse), 1776 (Musical Theatre Heritage), The Sound of Music (The New Theatre), Rent (White Theater), All Shook Up, The Music Man, Godspell (Wagonwheel). Opera credits include The Coronation of Poppea (The Ohio State University), Cosi fan Tutte and Gianni Schicchi (UMKC Conservatory), Dido and Aeneas (Flash Opera), Suor Angelica (Opera Festival di Roma), The Pirates of Penzance (Ohio Light Opera). Katie lives in New York City with her husband, John and her son, Dewey. Thank you to all who believe in her resilience and talent, even when she does not.