Kate Bushmann has been a professional actor for nearly 30 years, working Off-Broadway, regionally, and in films, commercials and industrials (live and taped).
Kate started acting professionally in a Kansas City dinner theatre in 1982, then moved the following year to NYC to pursue a career in musical theatre. One of her survival jobs was singing as a ringer in area synagogues and choirs, most notably with Maestro Kent Tritle of St. John the Divine, NYC.
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Kate turned her focus primarily to “straight” drama after enrolling in a scene study class with Stephen Strimpell at HB Studio, where she would later study with actor/director/playwright and mentor Austin Pendleton — and for six years with legendary acting teacher and theatre icon Uta Hagen.
Favorite acting credits include the Abingdon Theatre Company world premieres of Barbara Dana’s War in Paramus (Austin Pendleton, dir.) and Jan Buttram’s Glory Girls and Zona…, plus Craig Carnelia and Craig Lucas’s dark musical Three Postcards at Florida Studio Theatre.
Kate holds a BFA in Theatre from Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri.