Kate designed her first set nearly twenty-five years ago. Portable cabaret sets, realistic boxes, wagons, periaktoi, muslins, free standing book flats, two story sets, and black box. See her gallery of set photographs to see how some brilliant artists and carpenters have realized her designs.
Interested in talking to Kate about ordering artwork or bringing her on board for your next theatrical or vocal project? You can call her at (636) 240-0757 or e-mail her using the form below.
Kate began designing her own clothes in high school. She began doing costume work shortly thereafter, as a seamstress and milliner at first. She has designed costumes for many shows and many periods, from Camelot to contemporary. She's also quite accomplished with wedding dresses and evening gowns. You can see some of her designs in the photo gallery.
Singing since the age of three for the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association charity, Kate has won vocal prizes, performing at Carnegie Recital Hall in NY, playing principal roles in Opera, working at many theatres, nightclubs and cabarets. She's a long standing member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing; teaching voice for the last eighteen years along with her performing career.
Kate is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Kate began her work as an artist as a natural offshoot of her theatre design work. In 2001 there was demand for a portrait of a matriarch for the set of Harvey, which she had designed and directed. Her first work was a watercolor portrait, “Grandma Josie”, after a photographic portrait of her grandmother. Since then Kate has earned awards in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and photography from the St. Charles County Parks Department, St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, and Oak Leaf Artists' Guild. Kate has received commissions and sold her artwork as well as having her first solo show at the Joseph Sisters Gallery in Ste. Genevieve in March of 2011.
Kate's a long standing member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing; teaching voice and acting for the last eighteen years along with her performing career. Her students had enjoyed much success. Zack Weber has a solo singing and song writing career. Taylor Ware took 2nd place on the first season of America's Got Talent and is known as America's Yodeling Sweetheart. Her students have been on Broadway, been in National Tours of State Fair, Hairspray, and Miss Saigon, been in the MUNY kids, the Variety Club Telethon, been received into good college theatre and musical theatre programs, won performance awards, and worked endlessly in community theatre and school productions.
* Screen Actors Guild
* Actors' Equity Association
* American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
* National Association of Teachers of Singing
* Greater St. Louis Art Association
* Oak Leaf Artist Guild
* Mid-Missouri Fine Arts Society
Katherine is a member of Actors' Equity, the Screen Actors' Guild, and the American Federation of Television of Radio Artists. She began her professional acting career at sixteen at the great outdoor drama Tecumseh! In Ohio. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY, her BFA and MFA are from Lindenwood University in Acting and Directing respectively. She has performed Off-Broadway in NY and all around the New England and Midwest. She has worked in commercials, film voice over, theatre, print, runway, and industrial film. An accomplished and versatile singer as well; the shows she's performed in range from Opera to contemporary pop, Tennessee Williams to broad farce.
Kate began singing with her family at the age of 3 for the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association. She began voice lessons in New York at the age of 15. She won a few local competitions, culminating in a recital at Carnegie Recital Hall. Studying voice with Professor Cesare Longo of New York University and the renowned singer Marni Nixon are the highlights of her student years.
Kate studied acting with the beloved Harryetta Peterka, and Hugh Whitfield at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY, receiving her first degree from the school. She went on to receive another degree in performance and an MFA in Directing from Lindenwood University. Kate has performed leading roles in shows such as Suor Angelica, West Side Story, The Merry Widow, Brigadoon, and Carousel.
She won an international vocal competition in 1995, earning the privilege of performing the role of “Ida” in Die Fledermaus at the Rome Festival Opera. Kate has performed in repertory with the Light Opera of Manhattan, the Mule Barn Theatre of Tarkio, MO, the Weathervane Theatre in NH, as well as appearing in the Lincoln Center Opera Workshop in New York, many off-Broadway and cabaret performances in New York, The MUNY, The Black Repertory Theatre, The New Theatre, and Stages, St. Louis.
She has also appeared in feature films, industrial films, television, commercials, radio, and print ads. She is a member of Actor's Equity, the Screen Actor's Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Performing is still her first love, but building the O'Fallon Repertory Theatre from scratch with the City of O'Fallon's backing is a proud moment. She has also directed for the Fulton School, the Rossman School, Maryland Heights Community Theatre, River Repertory Theatre, Weathervane Theatre, and the Mountan View Hotel Cabaret. Most recently she took part in a developmental reading for a new show bound for Broadway, Rocket Boys - The Musical.
A voice and acting teacher for eighteen years, she has had students appear on Broadway, at the MUNY, the Goldenrod Showboat, Stages St. Louis, Branson, Tokyo Disney, and Broadway National Tours, as well as many community theatres. Her students include actors, singers, recording artists, models, industrial, and commercial talent.