Nickname: "Serious Sandy"
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Audition City: New York
Vocal: 10 years
Dance: 4 years of ballet, jazz, tap and modern
Acting: 6 years - BA in Musical Theatre from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory
FUN FACTS: She is a Leo. She has a tattoo of a butterfly on her back!
Kate is an actress who has actually enjoyed working in the food service industry as a Hostess and Waitress while she waits for her big break on Broadway. She was even once a Pizza Delivery Girl! She is the eldest of 3 siblings all of which are involved in different areas of performing arts; brother, Bear is age 16, and sister, Libet is age 19. Kate told her mother when she was just 3 years old that she wanted to be a singer.\
Growing up Kate was mousy and introverted, but found her place in the theater which is where she blossomed into the confident woman she is today. She says she doesn't know what sparked her interest in performing initially, but feels that she just naturally gravitated towards performing because her family was always very musically inclined and because as the eldest child she loved the attention.
While Kate had a large group of friends from the theater, she was not popular in school outside of that. She likes good music, anything vampire related, spending money on people for no reason (like buying a friend dinner or sending someone a card in the mail) and says she is obsessed with Dave Matthews even once throwing herself at the Escalade he was in.
Kate says she draws her strength from a very strange image-the Blue Morpho Butterfly (native to Brazil), which she has a tattoo of on her back. She says she that she got it to remind herself that "beauty is so much more than on the outside and sometimes it takes real work to see what that real beauty is, but if you put in the effort and the time, the payoff is always so high."
Of her Grease experience so far Kate says she was nervous about being around the cameras, but has learned so much in such a short time that she surprised herself. She's been imagining being on a Broadway stage for the past 6 years and feels blessed that she's so close to achieving her dream.
What genre of movies do you enjoy? I like just about anything but epic dramas (think "Pride and Prejudice") and action. I especially love fantasy and Disney and cartoon movies. Also, I love scary movies.
Favorite Musical(s): Phantom of the Opera, Beauty & the Beast, Moulin Rouge, Sweeney Todd
Favorite TV show(s): Law & Order (all of them, but SVU is my favorite) and Nip/Tuck
Favorite Actor(s): Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Daniel Day Lewis, Sean Penn. I really admire actors who chose their roles carefully.
Favorite Actress(es): Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Meryl Streep
Favorite Singer(s): Frank Sinatra, Eva Cassidy
Favorite Group(s): Something Corporate, Dave Matthews Band.
Favorite Foods: Strawberries, pizza, lobster
Favorite Color: Blue