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Kate Baldwin



Biography

Kate Baldwin is a veteran of Broadway and national stages alike. Her starring role in the recent revival of Yip Harburg's and Burton Lane's classic musical, Finian's Rainbow, launched her into the same league as Broadway's finest. She received 2010 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic's Circle Award nominations for her portrayal of Sharon McLonergan.

Ms. Baldwin has appeared in the Broadway casts of The Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Wonderful Town. She starred in the national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Henry V at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Women at San Diego's Old Globe, She Loves Me at the Willliamstown Theatre Festival, and South Pacific at Arena Stage, earning a Helen Hayes Award nomination.

Her concert work includes several appearances with Stephen Sondheim as a featured performer in his critically acclaimed evening, "A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim." She has appeared at the Chicago Humanities Festival, sung with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., the Portland Symphony Orchestra, The Chesapeake Orchestra, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. With music director Rob Berman, she has played famed Feinstein's nightclub and sold out at Birdland, New York's legendary jazz club, and graced the stage at the Allen Room for Lincoln Center's prestigious American Songbook series.

On television, her work includes a guest star on NBC's Law & Order: SVU and a featured role in the PBS filming of Stephen Sondheim's Passion. Her film work includes Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best due out fall of 2011.

Ms. Baldwin's debut album on PS Classics entitled Let's See What Happens features Lane and Harburg songs from both stage and feature films.  She released her second recording in July 2011 entitled, She Loves Him. It celebrates the work of Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and features him on five songs. Her interpretation of these melodic masterpieces has earned her the respect and praise from some of the leading names in the business. Houston Chronicle critic Everett Evans says, “One need only hear a few measures of Baldwin applying her flair, intelligence, vivacity, acting skill, and vocal gift to realize that she is every bit the discovery critics claim her to be.” Steven Suskin's review of her CD on Playbill.com says, “Ms. Baldwin sparkles throughout.”

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/27/2011: Sam Davis

The Broadway composer, arranger, and pianist (Curtains and The Apple Tree) performs an evening of musical theater cabaret. Part of ASCAP’s “Songwriters: the Next Generation” series.

Kate Baldwin