Fourth season: Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and Golde in Fiddler on the Roof. Stratford: Widow in Richard Monette’s Taming of the Shrew (1988), Mrs. Mullins in Carousel, Player Queen in Hamlet (1991). Elsewhere: Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical (Broadway/Toronto); Eurycleia in The Penelopiad (RSC/NAC); Emma Goldman in Ragtime, Rose in A Man and Some Women (Shaw Festival); Martha in White Christmas (Toronto/St. Paul, directed by Walter Bobbie); Agnete Ottosen in The Danish Play (Nightwood Theatre); Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Candida in Candida, Julia in A Delicate Balance (Theatre Calgary); Maureen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Leni Riefenstahl in The Blue Light, Ruth in Cosi (Alberta Theatre Projects); Amanda in Private Lives (Globe Theatre); Ismene in Phèdre (Soulpepper); Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, Dorine in Tartuffe (Atlantic Theatre Festival); Donnie in The Cryptogram, Charlotte in The Real Thing (Theatre Junction). Film/TV: Adele Witham on Bomb Girls (Global/Reelz/ITV); Flashpoint (CTV/CBS); Vauneen in The Claim (Revolution Films, directed by Michael Winterbottom); Katherine in Losing Chase (Showtime, directed by Kevin Bacon); Fern in Lives of Girls and Women (CBC); Sophie in Mrs. Winterbourne (directed by Richard Benjamin); Chambermaid in 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (Rhombus Media, directed by François Girard). Awards: Two Dora Awards, Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award, three Betty Mitchell Awards, Genie Award nomination. Training: MA in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama; on faculty at the National Theatre School of Canada – English Section; has taught voice and acting at the University of Toronto, McGill University and Humber College. Et cetera: Kate is very happy to be back at Stratford after 22 years of doing lots of other stuff. In addition to acting, singing, dancing and teaching, Kate is also a writer, garnering devout followings for the blogs of her experience at the RSC/NAC in The Penelopiad, and of her time on Broadway in Billy Elliot. She is currently writing a play called Queenmaker about the fascinating life of Katherine Parr.
Meet Kate Hennig at Meet the Festival on July 26.