Katie Zaffrann is an actress, singer, producer, teaching artist, wife, reader, knitter, fermenting enthusiast and lover of the outdoors.
In New York, Katie has performed in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, with Poetic Theater Productions, at New Dramatists, Emerging Artists Theatre, the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, Project Y Theatre, Variations Theatre Group, and more. Her solo show Marry Me… a Little: a wedding/anxiety cabaret has played at The Triad Theatre, NYC and the Phoenix Theatre, San Francisco.
She has been seen regionally at Cape May Stage in Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-winning play Disgraced (winner Best Play, 2016 BroadwayWorld NJ Awards), in the world premiere of musical In My Body at the Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia; and at freeFall Theatre in the two-actor musical john and jen and in Grey Gardens, for which she was nominated for a BroadwayWorld FL Award (Best Actress in a Musical) for her performance as Young Edie. Other regional credits include the Delaware Theatre Company, the John W. Engeman Theater on Long Island, Chenango River Theatre, and a summer season at Shakespeare & Company.
Her musical short film NAKED, a whimsical romp about living life to the fullest based on Mike Pettry‘s song “Without a Stitch On,” is now streaming on IndieFlix. It won Best Musical Short at the Manhattan Film Festival and the Chain NYC Film Festival, Best Original Song at the Long Island International Film Expo, and Best Song at the Parma International Music Film Festival (Italy), was nominated for Best Comedy at the Snake Alley Festival of Film and has been an Official Selection at over a dozen other festivals both at home and abroad. For more information, visit http://nakedmoviemusical.com.
Katie was the Founding President of Choral Chameleon, the ASCAP award-winning professional chamber choir now in its ninth season. As a choral singer she has performed at National Sawdust, the DiMenna Center and around New York City, across the United States and throughout Europe. She is a Volunteer Artist Partner of Sing For Hope.
Katie holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, where she was the recipient of the Edward Greer Award for Classic Acting for her performance as Olivia in Twelfth Night. She studies voice in New York City with Ruth Williams Hennessy, acting at John Strasberg Studios and has also trained classically at Shakespeare & Co. and at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Katie is also a meditator, yogini and Unitarian Universalist, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Fourth Universalist Society on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Poetic Theater Productions, 2015
by Maurice Decaul
directed by Alex Mallory
"...a terrific Katie Zaffrann" - Talkin' Broadway
freeFall Theatre, 2013
by Andrew Lippa & Tom Greenwald
directed by Eric Davis / music direction by Chris Brent Davis / co-starring Chris Crawford
"Zaffrann gives a rich, multifaceted performance" - Tampa Bay Times
New York Musical Festival, 2013
book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin & lyrics by Michael Biello
directed by Kent Nicholson / music direction by Christopher McGovern / choreography by Wendy Seyb
Delaware Theatre Company, 2011
a world premiere written & directed by Kevin Ramsey / music direction by Jeremy Cohen
freeFall Theatre, 2011
by Doug Wright, Scott Frankel & Michael Korie
directed by Eric Davis / music direction by Michael Raabe
BroadwayWorld Award Nominee, Best Actress in a Musical
"Young Edie [is] played with startling effortlessness by the radiant Katie Zaffrann" - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
Chenango River Theatre, 2011
by John Cariani
directed by Chris Clavelli
Variations Theatre Group, 2005-2012
adapted & directed by Stephen Wargo / music by Dianne Adams McDowell