Earnest. Eccentric. Elegant.
Catherine Purcell is a millennial actor, singer, writer, part-time job juggler currently residing in Washington Heights, Manhattan and working up and down the East Coast of America. Catherine grew up in a small Pennsylvania town adjacent to the City of Brotherly Love and attended an all-girl's, Catholic high school, where her passion for performance was sparked and cultivated (also where she collected a bevy of hilarious stories centering on the misadventures of the Sisters of St Joseph and their teenage, female charges). She then went on to study music and drama at the collegiate level in Washington, DC and London, England, and moved to NYC a few months after graduation with the stereotypical '3 bucks, 2 bags, 1 me' mentality. Since then, she has been working with consistency on new and classic works alike in New York, Washington, and Philadelphia. At 22, she has had the privilege of performing at venues such as Joe's Pub at the Public and The Kennedy Center, has been featured on two cast recordings (soon to be three), performed alongside Broadway bona fides and has been coached by legends such as Renee Fleming, held a casting internship at the prestigious Shakespeare Theatre Company, originated roles in four, new full-length musicals, and has played a host of iconic roles (one with only 3 days rehearsal, but that's another story), and once won the Hamilton Lottery. Suffice to say, Catherine has loved her life in the industry so far and is always hunting down her next adventure.
You can catch her next onstage as both a poor and posh Brit in My Fair Lady at the newest AEA theatre in Bucks County, PA: The Bucks County Center for Performing Arts in Doylestown. You can also put her in your CD player, Walkman, or whatever the cool kids are using these days after she heads into the studio to record Kaleidoscope, a new musical. Kaleidoscope tells the tale of a former Broadway star suffering from Alzheimer's disease (originated by Florence Lacey). The piece premiered at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA in Spring 2017 and Catherine played Monica Thorne, the younger daughter of Flo's character, Evelyn Thorne. In her free time, Catherine enjoys music of the indie variety, Wes Anderson and Steven Spielberg films, dogs, sometimes children, and collaborating with her friends on sketches, music, and other material. Any questions? Feel free to send her an email at email@example.com