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Kathy Calahan

Kathy Calahan

Kathy Calahan is a Broadway performer, teacher, choreographer, and songwriter— and is happiest when her skills help to inspire future generations. She has taught voice at the Music Theatre of Connecticut’s School of Performing Arts, LaGuardia Community College, The Broadway Artists Intensive, and The Broadway Arts Lab. She has been teaching private voice, tap, and theatre dance lessons for several years, with students ranging from absolute beginners to professionals on Broadway. Kathy enjoyed a five- year run in Broadway’s Mary Poppins, where she performed as a swing, covering over 10 parts, including Bird Woman, Mrs. Corry, and Miss Lark. She toured nationally in the original production of Ragtime, shared the stage with Tony Curtis in Some Like It Hot, and danced in Randy Skinner’s pre-Broadway production of White Christmas. She has also performed all around the U.S. in regional theaters. Favorite credits include Dolly in Annie Get Your Gun, Josie in George M!, Polly in Crazy For You, and Woman 2 in And the World Goes ‘Round. As a choreographer, Kathy’s credits include White Christmas, Cole!, The Fantasticks, How to Succeed…, The Melody Lingers On, and Broadway’s Easter Bonnet Competition. Kathy received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory, and was trained classically in voice and piano at The Eastman School of Music. She will always be grateful for her amazing teachers and mentors: Bob Audy (tap), Luigi (jazz), and Rita Shane (voice). Passionate about early- childhood education, Kathy created a CD called Brighten Up! that is available on CDbaby. For more information please visit www.kathycalahan.com.

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