Catherine Thomson

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Catherine Thomson’s stage career began, and nearly ended, at age four, when she refused to sing Papa Haydn at her first piano recital.
Three continents and some decades later, the caged bird took wing
when Catherine returned to the US and joined a church choir.
After attending the International Cabaret Conference at Yale in 2010,
Catherine launched a professional vocal career
and was reviewed by Carla Gordon in Cabaret Scenes as
"...a cabaret artist to watch. 
Not only does she sing like a canary and move like a cat, she gets the art of cabaret and thus is, above all, a wonderful story teller."
 
Catherine made her musical theatre debut in April, 2011 as Velma von Tussle in the North Shore Theatre of Wilmette's production of HAIRSPRAY and, since then, has relished performing almost non-stop in both musical and non-musical theatre.  Favorite roles include Odette Anette Barnett in SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES and Dr. Eve Bollinger in SORDID LIVES with Ludicrous Theatre, The Mistress in Edward Albee's ALL OVER at Spotlight Theater, Penny in Studio 1's URINETOWN, Ethel McCormack in FOOTLOOSE with UAC and Ruth Condomine in NSTW's BLITHE SPIRIT.  Catherine enjoys commercial and voice over work, as well as the opportunity to workshop new productions. She keeps the pipes in shape with as much cabaret as the schedule will allow.