Katie is thrilled to be in Tell Me On A Sunday at The Old Laundry Theatre, this Autumn. Directed by David Gilmore, this one woman musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber is a challenge and delight to play. In 2018 she had her West End debut playing Princess Hannah in The Knights of the Rose at The Arts Theatre. Previously she lived her dream playing the lead roles in Sweet Charity as Charity Hope Valentine and in the Last Five Years as Cathy at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich.  She also had ball flying from the rafters in a foot high wig and sequinned mermaid dress blasting out disco classics  as a Diva in Priscilla Queen of The Desert! She also enjoys workshopping new creative projects and has had the pleasure of working closely with writers Pippa Cleary and Jake Brunger as well as Jen Toksvig and The Copenhagen Interpretation tribe.

As a singer Katie is delighted to sing professionally in many different capacities from classical arias with full orchestras in some of the UK's most prestigious concert halls to jazz and swing in London's top jazz clubs. For more details see her singer's biography

When she's not performing she enjoys coaching and is part of the vocal faculty at ICMP. 

BIOGRAPHY>

Katie is known for her warm, versatile and heartfelt vocals and genuine storytelling. Katie has had a wide-ranging career and sings in many different capacities from intimate jazz sets in London's top clubs to being a concert soloist with symphony orchestras in some of the UK's most prestigious concert halls.

Katie has had a wide-ranging career and sings in many different capacities from intimate jazz sets in London's top clubs to being a concert soloist with symphony orchestras in some of the UK's most prestigious concert halls. Just in the last year she has sung with The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The London Concert Orchestra, The City Of Birmingham Orchestra and The John Wilson Orchestra. She features on the John Wilson Orchestra’s Cole Porter in Hollywood album and sings on the Mamma Mia 2 soundtrack and has provided vocals on many BBC 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night with Capital Voices and Maida Vale Singers. She also sings with Pizza Express regulars Down For The Count and the pop/funk band Latimo. 

Her debut album Baby, Dream Your Dream released in 2018 reached number one in the iTunes Jazz Charts. A passion project combining her two loves, Musical Theatre and Jazz. In 2020 she release her next EP Something's Coming continuing to develop musical theatre standards but now extending the line up to a horn section and exploring her sound further. She released her first EP FRAGMENTS of her own work as a songwriter in 2016 and is so happy with the result. All records available on iTunes and most digital online stores and hard copies are available at gigs and concerts. 

Katie has always been singing and performing.  From her earliest of memories she remembers being hypnotised by music; Judy Garland singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow; Holst's Planets; Ella Fitzgerald's scats;  Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark. She is told that as a child she was constantly singing and entertaining her family.

 

Although performing was always a dream, surprisingly it wasn't until at Bristol University whilst studying medicine that it became an ambition. The thriving Bristol Musical Theatre Society took her to Edinburgh Festival with Luke Sheppards original production of Pippa Cleary and Jake Brunger's Jet Set Go! The sell out show then gave her the courage to apply to drama schools and she was accepted on that  Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music. Now, Katie is very happy to have a varied career as an actress and singer.

© 2017 by Katie Birtill