Theater People: Katie Finneran

Episode 11 of Theater People brings us two-time Tony Award-winning Katie Finneran.  While she is most known for her performances of Marge MacDougall in the 2010 revival of Promises, Promises and Brooke Ashton in Noises Off, she has also performed as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.  She even participated in the 2011 New York Philharmonic concert version of Company, alongside Neil Patrick Harris, Patti Lupone, Stephen Colbert, and Martha Plimpton – just to name a few.  In 2012, she originated the role of Miss Hannigan in the revival of Annie.


One thing that Katie and Patrick talk about is Katie’s performance in Company.  She is phenomenal in her performance as Amy.  The one song that they, obviously, kept referring to was “Not Getting Married.” Check out Katie’s performance here!

Along with her performance in Company, Katie also shares stories about Noises Off, Promises, Promises, and Annie.  While Noises Off garnered her a Tony Award and “overnight success,” she had been performing for twelve years before that.  During that time, she had taken on the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret.  After her first Tony win, she moved on to other projects.  However, she was recognized, again, for her work in Promises, Promises when she won the 2010 Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.  

Not only has she had a successful career in theatre, but she has also had a great film career.  She has made appearances in films such as Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Chicken Little, and You’ve Got Mail. She also starred in the remake of Night of the Living Dead.  She has been seen on television shows like Wonderfalls, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, The Michael J. Fox Show.  She even made some guest appearances on shows like Sex and the City and Fraiser.

And if you listen to the podcast, you might hear about a new project that Katie has coming up.  Is anyone else excited about a new Netflix series with Katie and Norbert Leo Butz?

As Patrick mentions in the podcast, be sure to check out Katie at 54 Below! Buy your tickets here.

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