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Katie Zaffrann is an actress, vocalist (singer, audiobook narrator, voiceover artist) and lover of the outdoors.

As a performer, Katie has appeared for audiences of 4 to 4000, from Shakespeare & Company to National Sawdust, in New York City and San Francisco, and along the eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida.

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.

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, 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.

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past performances


past performances


past performances

 
 photo by Meg Taintor

photo by Meg Taintor

I Have seen horizons: ruth moore’s stories of maine

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


FLYING

Chenango River Theatre, 2017

a world premiere by Sheila Cowley

directed by Drew Kahl

 

 with Heidi Weeks and Annie Winneg - photo by Bill Lelbach

with Heidi Weeks and Annie Winneg - photo by Bill Lelbach


 with Marc Geller

with Marc Geller

DISGRACED

Cape May Stage, 2016

by Ayad Akhtar

directed by Roy Steinberg

 

WINNER, Best Play - BroadwayWorld NJ 2016

 

"Powerfully acted... Cape May Stage at its best." 

                - Exit Zero


between the tigris and the euphrates

Poetic Theater Productions, 2015

by Maurice Decaul

directed by Alex Mallory

 

"...a terrific Katie Zaffrann" - Talkin' Broadway
 

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 with Chris Crawford

with Chris Crawford

john & jen

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


marry harry

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

 the cast with Lidia Bastianich

the cast with Lidia Bastianich


a cappella humana

Delaware Theatre Company, 2011

a world premiere written & directed by Kevin Ramsey / music direction by Jeremy Cohen


 with Byron DeMent and Wendy Wyn Wilson

with Byron DeMent and Wendy Wyn Wilson

grey gardens

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


almost, maine

Chenango River Theatre, 2011

by John Cariani

directed by Chris Clavelli

 with Paul Kelly

with Paul Kelly


a christmas carol

Variations Theatre Group, 2005-2012

adapted & directed by Stephen Wargo / music by Dianne Adams McDowell