Catherine Purcell is a millennial actor, singer, writer, part-time job juggler currently working up and down the East Coast of America. Catherine grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended an all-girl's, Catholic high school on a performing arts scholarship, giving her a solid foundation for the discipline and skills necessary to pursue a theatrical career. She then went on to study music and drama at the collegiate level in Washington, DC and London, England and completed a college apprenticeship with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC. Catherine was her class recipient of the “Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance Award” and, since graduating, has been working with consistency in New York, Philadelphia, DC and beyond.  She has a special interest in new works, re-imaginings of classical texts and work honoring the stories of diverse, honest, and multi-dimensional women.

Any questions? Feel free to send her an email at catherinemaurapurcell@gmail.com



What's the buzz?

"A young soprano with a perfect voice for the anthem"- The Wall Street Journal 

"Catherine Purcell paints a sentimental and vulnerable portrait... Her number is one of the strongest of the evening thanks to the soft touch she gives to the stirring number"- BroadwayWorld

"Catherine Purcell’s work is new to me, but her sympathetic, pointed portrayal of a confused, overworked daughter just trying to keep it together for her sister and her failing mother makes me want to see more."- The Zebra

"Catherine Purcell and Zack Krajnyak as lovers Johanna and Anthony were wonderful, adeptly showing why romances worth dying for make for the most beautiful stories. With the bounce in their steps of young lovers and the beautiful voices that would make anyone swoon, they were ideal for the roles." BroadwayWorld

"Catherine Purcell displays a soaring soprano voice and effective versatility called for by her role"- DCTheatreScene

"Catherine Purcell brings a quiet sureness to the role of Olga, the eldest daughter...her voice reaching soaring, operatic heights. Her simple, strong faith as shown here is borne out by historical fact."-DCMetroTheatreArts

"Purcell's voice is startlingly good on songs like "(When I Marry) Mr. Snow""-DCMetroTheatreArts