Katie Zaffrann is an actress, vocalist (singer / audiobook narrator) and lover of the outdoors.
Katie has appeared for audiences of 4 to 4000, from Shakespeare & Company to National Sawdust, in New York City, San Francisco, Columbus, and along the eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida. Regional theater credits include Delaware Theater Company, Shakespeare & Company, freeFall Theatre, the John W. Engeman Theater, Cape May Stage, Opera House Arts, Chenango River Theatre and more. She has originated roles in numerous world premiere plays and musicals and brought her unique self to classics like Portia in The Merchant of Venice and The Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol.
She starred in, and executive produced, the award-winning musical short film NAKED, a whimsical romp about living life to the fullest based on Mike Pettry's song “Without a Stitch On.” NAKED played at film festivals worldwide and is now streaming on IndieFlix. 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 eleventh season. As a choral and small-ensemble singer she has performed throughout NYC and across Europe.
She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, where she was the recipient of the Edward Greer Award for Classic Acting. 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.
Valley Shakespeare Festival, 2019
directed by Tom Simonetti
“Katie Zaffrann offers a full-bodied portrayal that is rich… in discovery.” - From the Desk of Jim R
Opera House Arts, 2018
a world premiere by Meg Taintor & Natalya Baldyga, based on the writings of Ruth Moore
directed by Natalya Baldyga with Meg Taintor
"Katie Zaffrann takes on the role of a young Ruth Moore... eloquently embodying the islanders’ ambivalent feelings." - The Ellsworth American
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