Katie Zaffrann is an actress, vocalist, sprouting enthusiast and lover of the outdoors.
In New York, Katie has performed in the New York Musical 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 NYC and 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 premieres of A Cappella Humana at Delaware Theatre Company, Flying at Chenango River Theatre and musical In My Body at the Prince Music Theater; 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). Other regional credits include the John W. Engeman Theatre and a summer season at Shakespeare & Company.
Katie was the Founding President of Choral Chameleon, the ASCAP award-winning professional chamber choir now celebrating its tenth season. As a choral singer she has performed at National Sawdust, the DiMenna Center and around New York City, across the US 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, and leads Reading the Kilroys NYC, an informal gathering of theatre-makers and -lovers at the intersection of excellent new plays and gender parity in the theatre.
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