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Katie Zaffrann is an actress, vocalist (singer, audiobook narrator & voiceover artist), teaching artist, fermenting 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 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 FestivalBest 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.

Her debut EP fly woman genius is available on iTunes and Amazon mp3, and features the songs of five up-and-coming musical theater composers: Vince PetersonCarner & GregorTony AsaroMatt Vinson & Matte O’Brien, and Mike Pettry.

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 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 is a longtime member of the Fourth Universalist Society on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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past performances


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past performances

 
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