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Cathryn just completed a successful run playing Susan in TICK, TICK BOOM! at George Street Playhouse.


"Wake glows as Larson's patient-to-a-point girlfriend, balancing her support for him with the pursuit of her own dreams."



"Wake’s Susan beautifully traverses the emotional minefield of having to seriously consider her future, with or without Jon in it. She also mines comedy playing Jon’s agent and his mother, and scores big as Carissa, an actress in Jon’s workshop, with the power anthem 'Come to Your Senses'."

- Out in Jersey

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CATHRYN WAKE is an actor, singer and musician based in New York City. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theater.


As a stage actor, Cathryn has specialized in originating characters in new work. These roles in world-premiere productions include Jean Kerr, wife of Senator Joseph McCarthy, in Joe DiPietro’s Conscience (George Street Playhouse), women’s suffrage leader Alice Paul in The Suffragist (GBPAC), real-life WWI veteran Louise LeBreton in The Hello Girls (Off-Broadway), Mara in Well-Intentioned White People (Barrington Stage), and Maggie in The Seedbed (New Jersey Rep).


Other notable theatre credits include The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway), The Other Josh Cohen (Off-Broadway), The Glass Menagerie (Pittsburgh Public), The Second Girl (CATF), Loch Ness (The Rev), and Ebenezer Scrooge’s…Christmas Show (The Old Globe).


On television, she has appeared on “Madam Secretary”, “Glee”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (as featured vocalist), “America's Got Talent”, “The Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, and “The 71st Annual Tony Awards”.


Cathryn received her BFA from Pace University and received the Classical Acting Certificate from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.

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"Moving On" from THE SUFFRAGIST,
a new American musical

at Pittsburgh Public Theatre

THE HELLO GIRLS Original Off-Broadway
Cast Recording Vocal Selections

"Pussy Power" Official Music Video
with the Broadway cast of THE GREAT COMET

CONSCIENCE at George Street Playhouse
Official Theatrical Trailer

"Je M'en Fiche" Selections from
THE HELLO GIRLS in Concert at the Kennedy Center

"In Silence" from THE SUFFRAGIST,
a new American musical

"The Kid in Your Heart"
with Dillon Curry & Ben Moss, live at Green Room 42



On THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Pittsburgh Public Theater:


"Wake’s crackled cadence, befuddled stare, and unsettled demeanor, coupled with a debilitating physical presence that cries for humanity, makes for a gut-wrenching performance that takes your breath away."


-PGH Collective


"Wake's depiction of Laura awakened the memory referred to in the opening is something primal.  Whatever ails sweet Laura, Wake invokes."


-Megan Grabowski, Roving Pittsburgher Report



"Cathryn Wake as Laura has, perhaps, the hardest job in the cast...yet, Wake's performance is quite effective and her character's sincerity is keenly felt throughout."


-Chris Bondi, Times Online

Cathryn Wake in The Glass Menagerie at Pittsburgh Public Theater, 2014

Photo: PPT


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On THE SECOND GIRL at The Contemporary American Theater Festival:


"What makes it a comedy more than anything else is Cathryn Wake's electrifying performance as Cathleen, a confection of flashing eyes, red hair, a tell-the-truth-and-shame-the-devil attitude, and naked ambition.  Her vivacity is inescapable..."


-Jack L. B. Gohn, Broadway World



"Cathryn Wake is delightfully precocious and confident as Cathleen, Bridget's niece and the high spirited younger maid.  Wake was wonderfully flirtatious and vivacious as a spitfire Irish girl who dreams of becoming an actress."


-Johnna Leary, Broadway World



"Cathryn Wake, meanwhile, has entirely too much fun as the scenery-chewing Cathleen, with stentorian deliveries of Shakespeare that seem taken right off the old 78's.  And yet it is the joyfulness of her ambition which renders Cathleen's later reversal of fortune all the more affecting, and Wake keeps you riveted as she contemplates what she has lost."


-Andrew White, MD Theatre Guide

Cathryn Wake in The Second Girl, 2016

Photo: Seth Freeman

On THE SEEDBED at New Jersey Repertory Company:


"Ms. Wake is outstanding.  Maggie has something to hide, and whatever it may be is a constant just below her surface.  Being able to read her expressive face is an advantage of an intimage auditorium.  Maggie is toting a ton of baggage, but Wake keeps her free from histrionics or artifice."

-Phillip Dorian, Scene on Stage


"No less impressive is Cathryn Wake's Maggie, who brings a youthful energy and a hint of rebellious spirit to the script."


-Michael T. Mooney, New Jersey Footlights



"And Cathryn Wake plays their eighteen-year-old daughter Maggie, whose confusion and resentment are tangible throughout the course of the performance."


-Tyler Plosia, Stage Buddy

Cathryn Wake in The Seedbed, 2015

Photo: SuzAnne Barabas


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Legit representation:

Wolf Talent Group

165 W 46th St

New York, NY 10038

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